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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not that what the IRS did was right....but where were all of you who are "outraged" over this, when the IRS was targeting left-wing groups during the Bush years?

    When the IRS targeted liberals - Salon.com

    The selective outrage is very telling.
    Here's the thing: We're in the here-and-now, and "Yeah, but they did it too" doesn't work. Let's talk about what's happening NOW.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Here's the thing: We're in the here-and-now, and "Yeah, but they did it too" doesn't work. Let's talk about what's happening NOW.
    If you read carefully, I indicated that it is bad either way....but forgive me if your and many others "outrage" seems a wee bit disengenous when the outrage only occurs when it fits your political agenda.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I give you Charles Rangel (D) NY.

    Charlie Rangel Hides Income and Assets - WSJ.com

    This long time trash came into office after serving in the Army during VN, and certainly wasn't worth anywhere near what this report shows....So, where'd he get it?
    Charlie is thrifty.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Best smack down ever

    I wonder just how far the Cincinnati office went, and how much it affected the election? They are responsible for the following states:

    Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Wow...

    I'm only 1/2 hr into the part 1. these guys are clearly not doing their jobs. They get notified of wrongdoing, claim to handle it internally, but never reported it above, their excuse being "it was in the media."

    My God...

    The media is not factual information of their followup.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Wow...

    I'm only 1/2 hr into the part 1. these guys are clearly not doing their jobs. They get notified of wrongdoing, claim to handle it internally, but never reported it above, their excuse being "it was in the media."

    My God...

    The media is not factual information of their followup.
    since it was in the media, those above would have become aware of it
    and addressed it
    should they have been interested
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    since it was in the media, those above would have become aware of it
    and addressed it
    should they have been interested
    The media is so often wrong, no reputable chain of command would use it as seeing what internal investigations were. These high officials didn't report what little investigation they did up the chain, using the media as an excuse that higher up would be aware.

    That simply doesn't fly...

    For it to work, they would have to then claim they were the media leaks, but the media didn't tell the higher-ups...

    I stopped after 48 minutes, and will watch more late.

    These IRS officials testifying should be fired for incompetence and/or complicity...

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Wow...

    This clip, if accurate, is deplorable in the questions the IRS is asking.

    For those who don't want to wade through all this, go to 1:22:27 of part 1, and watch for a few minutes.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I give you credit....you are different than most. I agree. The IRS shouldn't be targeting any group, be it Liberal or Conservative...but the "outrage" does seem a little disengenous coming from people who sat unsurprisingly silent when the same thing took place under Bush.
    Yeah, but hypocrisy abounds in politics. You know, the "all's fair..." stuff and all....See, the thing is, not just the IRS scandal, but couple that with Benghazi, DOJ/AP, HHS "soliciting donations", DHS letting criminal illegals out of jail, DOJ losing track of terrorist suspects in the witness protection program, and then consider that during all this, the person connected with the IRS scandal.

    The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
    Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRSí Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.

    IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office - ABC News
    This is unbelievable. It is in your face corruption...And all we get from the administration, or its defenders is either, "it's no big deal", or "Nothing to see here", or "I don't remember", or "well, Republicans did it too."

    Sorry, that is not good enough. Look, I made a lot of blind defenses of the Bush administration when he was in office, and more than a few liberals that I respect told me that I would regret it if another President came in and ramped up the dishonesty, and circumvention of our rights. This is now happening. And we have a progressive in office that doesn't care if people see it, or he thinks that people are too dumb to recognize it. The arrogance, and hubris in the face of the people with this corruption is astonishing, and if you think that an IRS official sits in front of congress and tries to sell us that this bull **** was a result of "bad service", or "was not partisan in nature", then my friend, I will tell you the same thing people told me in the height of the installation of the Patriot act, and that is this is the curtailment of freedom, and you may snicker now when the right, and the TP are the targets, but you just wait when it is progressives that are targeted. That snicker will turn quickly to screams of injustice.
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