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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post

    Really - no one died. The lame stream media has treated both issues the exact same way - with empowering
    the leftist administration to have its way with no check or critique in anyway. But to say this bothers you less
    then people dying that shouldn't have? The deaths in Benghazi are on the hands of terrorist, but our governments
    response and the medias lack of attention to that response are appalling (not impeachable but appalling).
    This bothers me more than Benghazi because this points to abuse of power and using the power of the government to fill personal ends. That was the sort of thing that got Nixon in trouble and should be the sort of thing that we don't tolerate.

    Benghazi's a question of troop levels and deployments. It's a question of inadequate security. It's unfortunate that some bad decisions were made, but everything's easy in retrospect.

    As far as the media goes, this is being reported by WaPo. They're as mainstream and as liberal as it gets.


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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    A low level worker set IRS policy, yeah I buy that.
    did the employee look at those entities because of their political leanings or because they were more prone to submission error?
    would we expect the teabaggers to be as tax compliant as the average American?

    what is the likelihood that an organization with 'tea party'/'patriot' in its name deserves more scrutiny for determining whether it is an illegitimate political entity
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    did the employee look at those entities because of their political leanings or because they were more prone to submission error?
    would we expect the teabaggers to be as tax compliant as the average American?

    what is the likelihood that an organization with 'tea party'/'patriot' in its name deserves more scrutiny for determining whether it is an illegitimate political entity
    So the IRS is either profiling or discriminating... I thought progressives were against both those ideas?? Oh yeah they're not they embrace those ideas!

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'd definitely like to see a more thorough explanation of this from the IRS. i'd also like to know why these groups are tax exempt.
    because they fit the legal requirements for such?

    Why are these complaints always politically oriented and not focused on a tax code as a whole?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    because they fit the legal requirements for such?

    Why are these complaints always politically oriented and not focused on a tax code as a whole?
    so they are basically registered as non-political entities, right? are they charities?

    i'd also like to know if any similar entities on the left were also targeted. if i were the IRS, i'd watch all of them like a hawk, not just one side.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    so they are basically registered as non-political entities, right? are they charities?
    You should read Luthor's posts on the matter

    i'd also like to know if any similar entities on the left were also targeted. if i were the IRS, i'd watch all of them like a hawk, not just one side.
    Well, it's one of those odd things like the filibuster, people only seem to take issue with it when it's serving as a negative for their political interests. In fact, it's the type of thinking that fuels actions like the OP and is fundamentally undemocratic.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    As it
    should

    Actually, rocket is still making up military scenario's in his head to justify the 4 dead Americans and the low life administration that is currently running from the truth.

    Now the IRS is just more ammo for the Conservatives as the IRS tries to mitigate their bullying by saying " low level employees" are now responsible for changing IRS policy.

    Its not low level, its typical Obama Chicago politics and his administration is now BUSTED.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Actually, rocket is still making up military scenario's in his head to justify the 4 dead Americans and the low life administration that is currently running from the truth.

    Now the IRS is just more ammo for the Conservatives as the IRS tries to mitigate their bullying by saying " low level employees" are now responsible for changing IRS policy.

    Its not low level, its typical Obama Chicago politics and his administration is now BUSTED.
    You don't know that. You're reaching.

    Quote Originally Posted by op
    The IRS, though technically part of the Treasury Department, operates as an independent agency. The Treasury declined to comment.

    Tea Party groups complained in 2012 that they were receiving dozens of questionnaires from the IRS with regard to their applications for nonprofit tax status, probing their political leanings and activities.

    The question revolved around whether they were engaging in too much political activity to be properly classified as a tax-exempt social welfare organization under section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    Knowing the Tea Party activists and who funds them, I suspect that they probably were pretty near the edge of that fine line. That the "special scrutiny" singled them out is improper, but it's not exactly malicious. It's just looking a little closer at the house across the street with smoke pouring out its windows.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

    [Lois Lerner, head of the division that oversees tax-exempt groups] said the "practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias". After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out.

    Are they for real? do they think we are that stupid to believe that BS?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Actually, rocket is still making up military scenario's in his head to justify the 4 dead Americans and the low life administration that is currently running from the truth.
    Do you have some kind of sexual fetish for Benghazi, or are you just incapable of staying on topic?

    Its not low level, its typical Obama Chicago politics and his administration is now BUSTED.
    We don't know that. At least not yet. Let us know when that is uncovered.


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