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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Oh, you know it, and showing up at the club in anything less than a 5 or 7 series BMW is so gauche. Don't we all wish we could be "resigned" as the head of the IRS. The funniest thing here is that we have people defending as understandable what the IRS has already admitted, replete with an apology for doing the very thing claimed here not to have been done.
    Where did I read recently that it has been shown that only liberals are able to hold two diametrically opposing thoughts simultaneously, and depending on which Party is being discussed at the moment is the determining factor in which thought is expressed? The old "it's okay when we do it" syndrome. I will have to find that article. It sure cleared things up for me!

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Planned Parenthood?
    Wrong answer.

    Planned Parenthood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), commonly shortened to Planned Parenthood, is the U.S. affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and one of its larger members. PPFA is a non-profit organization providing reproductive health and maternal and child health services. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. (PPAF) is a related organization which lobbies for pro-choice legislation, comprehensive sex education, and access to affordable health care in the United States.
    Planned Parenthood is the largest U.S. provider of reproductive health services, including cancer screening, HIV screening and counseling, contraception, and abortion.[3][4][5] Contraception accounts for 35% of PPFA's total services and abortions account for 3%; PPFA conducts roughly 300,000 abortions each year, among 3 million people served.[6][7][8]
    The organization has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the country's first birth-control clinic. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which in 1942 became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Since then, Planned Parenthood has grown to have over 820 clinic locations in the U.S., with a total budget of US $1 billion. PPFA provides an array of services to over three million people in the United States, and supports services for over one million clients outside the United States.
    Please list the public services and benefits this pro-life organization provides.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I said they're not under attack, not that they haven't been targeted. Of course PAC groups should be targeted.
    We grant the IRS with enormous power to collect the revenue necessary for the running of our country.
    At the very least we should expect them to treat everyone with the same level of unpleasantness.
    The IRS has admitted to this unequal treatment, the extent is still unclear.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Wrong answer.

    Planned Parenthood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Please list the public services and benefits this pro-life organization provides.
    Try reading up on what the PPAF actually does - it has tax exempt status.

    The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. (PPAF) is a related organization which lobbies for pro-choice legislation, comprehensive sex education, and access to affordable health care in the United States.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Try reading up on what the PPAF actually does - it has tax exempt status.
    I have read up on it. PPAF is allowed to engage in political activity and claim tax exempt status. If that was their primary purpose, they would not be eligible.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Explain to us how pension fund spending could be the major factor in this bankruptcy (i. e. decimation) if it only accounts for 1.3% debt spending.

    Should I provide your source again, or can you find him yourself?



    Nothing embarrassing about humiliating limbaugh-addicted righties. Actually, it's too easy .

    Normally I ignore those incapable of thoughtful dialog. You're certainly going to be up near the top.

    Why are you putting out BS from the liberal/progressive Jerry Brown, rather than actual facts? You're posting a proposed budget, and trying to sell it as fact?

    Here are some facts you appear proud to be ignorant about.

    California Pension Liabilities Raise Debt Uncertainty

    The report examined multiple sectors of government spending, including the ‘wall of debt’ (coined by Governor Jerry Brown), unemployment insurance, and various obligation and revenue bonds. When these factors are added up, the state government’s debt is an estimated $132.6 billion.

    Additional analysis shows California’s K-12 public schools hold about $49.7 billion in bond debt, city governments hold $68.1 billion, and county governments hold $22.1 billion. When taken together along with California’s other state and local government entities, debts reached over $850 billion. Following additional adjustments, which accounted for more conservative growth, outstanding debt reached into the trillions.

    The culprit cited by CPPC is the state’s ballooning pension liabilities. The key lynchpin here being the estimated investment return rate. Historically, an average annual return of 7.5 percent would be considered appropriate, yet a much more conservative rate of 5.5 percent or lower is considered by CPPC to be much more accurate.


    Here is a link to the Public Employee Union legislation Calpers got the Democrats to enslave California with.

    David Crane: California's Pension Fiasco and the Great Nondisclosure of 1999 - WSJ.com

    Now, do you plan to comment on the various bankrupt cities that were cited in the links I provided, or do you plan add to the mountain of foolishness you've been posting?

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I have read up on it. PPAF is allowed to engage in political activity and claim tax exempt status. If that was their primary purpose, they would not be eligible.
    Lobbying for their cause IS their primary purpose. That's political activity.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The guy in charge, if he knew what was going on, should be first to go. If he didn't know what was going on, he should still be the first to go for not knowing what's happening under his nose.

    Frankly, I hope lots of heads roll here. Unlike too many of our current politically motivated "scandals", this is a REAL scandal that should infuriate every single American, regardless of their political views.
    The problem is, he wasn't in charge at the time this was going on, his predecessor was. He's just a sacrificial lamb, nothing more.
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Where did I read recently that it has been shown that only liberals are able to hold two diametrically opposing thoughts simultaneously, and depending on which Party is being discussed at the moment is the determining factor in which thought is expressed? The old "it's okay when we do it" syndrome. I will have to find that article. It sure cleared things up for me!
    That's funny. I read the same thing, and I too can't remember where I read it. Great minds deteriorate at the same rate, don't cha think?

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Lobbying for their cause IS their primary purpose. That's political activity.
    Their primary cause is providing health care.

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