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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It must have taken willful ignorance and mangle logic to get to this response. You haven't provided a single fact, nor do I think you could support it. Please supply credible sources for this nonsense.
    An organization dedicated to opposing taxes thinking it could openly apply for tax-exempt status and not raise the ire of the same institution it criticizes = Mr. Stupid .

    Would be like anti-cop brutality activist trying to ask local police for how to purchase rifles legally.

    Or an anti-Latino immigration activist asking LA Mayor Villaraigosa how to get a protest permit.

    'Nuff said.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    An organization dedicated to opposing taxes thinking it could openly apply for tax-exempt status and not raise the ire of the same institution it criticizes = Mr. Stupid .

    Would be like anti-cop brutality activist trying to ask local police for how to purchase rifles legally.

    Or an anti-Latino immigration activist asking LA Mayor Villaraigosa how to get a protest permit.

    'Nuff said.
    Every one of your examples prove you haven't a clue how government is supposed to work. They point to the vindictiveness that replaces duty in your mind.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Thanks to a mix of morons and blind ideologues yes, he was elected twice.

    Why you seem so proud of that fact is beyond me.
    You seem to confuse character with intelligence.

    Intelligence is a measure of how successful one is at accomplishing one's goals, period. Has nothing to do with character.

    No one is questioning the character of the TPers. I'm sure they're good people. But given their position relative to Obama's, it's brutally obvious which one of the two lacks noodle.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    An organization dedicated to opposing taxes thinking it could openly apply for tax-exempt status and not raise the ire of the same institution it criticizes = Mr. Stupid .

    Would be like anti-cop brutality activist trying to ask local police for how to purchase rifles legally.

    Or an anti-Latino immigration activist asking LA Mayor Villaraigosa how to get a protest permit.

    'Nuff said.

    Or asking Obama's Treasury Secretary where to pay their taxes...

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I do not doubt there was targeting of conservative groups. My feelings on this though are there is nothing wrong with targeting groups who are trying to file against the rules. Let's just make sure we're getting all of them, not some of them.
    At the moment, this is my feeling. If someone was applying for citizenship with the name 'Jihadi Bin Laden', I'm sure conservatives would want them scrutinized. Similarly, if a group named 'Tea Party 4Life' applied for a tax exemption, they should be scrutinized.

    My opinion is not set in stone on this issue, as I only know the basics.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Every one of your examples prove you haven't a clue how government is supposed to work.
    Who the hell cares how gummint is supposed to work . This is not Disneyland. The US gummint is not a dreamland where all officials are nice and obey all laws, etc.

    This is the real world. In the real world, thinks don't work the way they should, or you want them to. In the real world, favoritism, corruption, incentives play a role in decision-making, including within the federal gummint, and therefore any organization that wants to call itself "smart" and/or accomplish its goals needs to be aware of that and take precautions.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    At the moment, this is my feeling. If someone was applying for citizenship with the name 'Jihadi Bin Laden', I'm sure conservatives would want them scrutinized. Similarly, if a group named 'Tea Party 4Life' applied for a tax exemption, they should be scrutinized.

    My opinion is not set in stone on this issue, as I only know the basics.
    You have think like one of these conservative posters here--

    "Well, well, if those jihadist groups applied and didn't break the law, they should get citizenship! And if I go the IRS office with a tee-shirt saying **** THE IRS! well they should help me when I apply for tax-exempt status. If not, they're doing us wrong."

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Who the hell cares how gummint is supposed to work . This is not Disneyland. The US gummint is not a dreamland where all officials are nice and obey all laws, etc.

    This is the real world. In the real world, thinks don't work the way they should, or you want them to. In the real world, favoritism, corruption, incentives play a role in decision-making, including within the federal gummint, and therefore any organization that wants to call itself "smart" and/or accomplish its goals needs to be aware of that and take precautions.
    Everything you say about stupidity is negated by the use of intentional and childish misspellings. Like spelling America with Ks, it's so silly as to render any possible point you might have moot.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    The American Spectator : The Liberal Union Behind the IRS

    “My question is who is going to jail?”
    — House Speaker John Boehner on the IRS Scandal

    The President couldn’t even bring himself to breathe a word of the truth.

    He could fire some hapless Acting Commissioner, but last night Mr. Obama never came close to discussing that which must never be discussed.

    The IRS?

    It’s about a union: the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS. A union that not only endorsed President Obama for election and re-election, but a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and Obama administration appointee (of which more in a moment).

    It’s about 94% of NTEU union contributions going to Democrats in the Senate and House in 2012 — candidates who campaigned as vociferous opponents of the Tea Party.

    And the recently released report from the Treasury Inspector General? You will not find a single reference to the NTEU. Whose members are both player and referee in the exploding controversy over the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

    Which raises the obvious question: how many NTEU members were involved in the writing of the Inspector General’s report?

    Even more to the point, what contact — what coordination — has the Obama White House had with their allies in the NTEU leadership as both the White House and the NTEU race to get on top of a scandal that is rapidly engulfing both?

    Did I mention that the NTEU has no comment on all of this? And that when President Obama went in front of cameras to make his statement on the IRS scandal — he never once mentioned his very powerful union buddies that have the run of the IRS? Right down to the control of who gets a Blackberry? Literally.

    Let’s first see how the IRS/NTEU game with the Tea Party and conservatives is played, shall we?
    Very interesting union angle on this.
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The American Spectator : The Liberal Union Behind the IRS


    Very interesting union angle on this.
    Very interesting indeed.

    The growth in power of Public Employee Unions, and the resulting decimation of Federal and State coffers since, should be a great concern to all.

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