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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I thought when a group or organization applied for tax-exempt status, they could not be political?
    A little bit of research will show you wrong.

    Treasury regulations interpreting this statutory language apply a more relaxed standard, namely, that the organization "is operated primarily for the purpose of bringing about civic betterments and social improvements."[3] As a result, the IRS traditionally has permitted organizations described in IRC 501(c)(4) to engage in lobbying and political campaign activities if those activities are not the organization's primary activity.

    2013 IRS scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    And as we see, the liberal 501c's engage in a lot of political activity.

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    If you read the article by taking off your pre-conceived judgemental sinister glasses, you will see that most likely, there is:
    a) nothing political about this
    b) that this Cincy office did not get any directions from the WH.
    and you want me to believe that after the lie that it was just a few rogue agents from cincy?

    when you lie and lie over and over you lose credibility

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    More of the same with the attacks against Obama. Much ado about nothing. The tea partiers were the partyiers that were obviously breaking all the rules and needed to be investigated.

    Another attack against Obama that will quickly disappear into obscurity.

    But on the positive side, at least while the baggers still exist there is turmoil within the rabid right! The best hope is to keep more moderate and sane righties such as McCain on the sidelines bitching. The sane part of that party is the only faction that could give them new hope.

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Much ado about nothing
    LOL!

    DOJ opens criminal probe into IRS - The Hill

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    and you want me to believe that after the lie that it was just a few rogue agents from cincy?

    when you lie and lie over and over you lose credibility
    Again from the OP:

    Paz told congressional investigators that an IRS agent in Cincinnati flagged the first tea party case in February 2010. The agent forwarded the application to a manager because it appeared to be politically sensitive, Paz said. The manager informed Paz, who said she had the application assigned to a legal expert in Washington.

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Indeed, LOL! I'm not suggesting this bagger movement doesn't have legs because it obviously does. However, it will inevitably fail to destroy Obama before the end of his term. It could result in making him more ineffective.

    Obama is way ahead of his time for a couple of reasons at least. He's trying to lead America in a new direction that Americans aren't politically sophisticated to accept yet. And he's black and America is not ready for that. He can be elected but when there is a racist faction working against him which could amount to 20% of the electorate (or more) his hands are tied.

    There was nothing criminal about your IRS. You only hate your IRS because you relate that agency to taxes and you people think you don't have to pay taxes anymore. The IRS zeroed in on the obvious criminals and that is fact that cannot be denied.

    So continue wasting your time and the credibility of your rightist party because the longer the baggers exist, the longer your party and it's real ideology will be on the sidelines!

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Again from the OP:
    "The new acting IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel acknowledged that the agency betrayed the public trust when, for about 18 months beginning in 2010, it targeted conservative groups applying for status as "social welfare" organizations".

    It was done, they admit it, and it was done during an election campaign as well. The FBI are investigating as to how deep it goes. That's the only mystery remaining but the culpability of the IRS is now officially established.

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    The IRS zeroed in on the obvious criminals
    LOL!

    tell it to jim messina

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Again from the OP:
    Gary Muthert, an IRS agent there, said his local supervisor told him in March 2010 to check the applications for tax-exempt status to see how many were from groups with "tea party" in their names. The supervisor's name was blacked out in the transcript.

    "He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases," Muthert said of his supervisor.

    Muthert said he came up with fewer than 10 applications. But after checking some of the group's websites, he noticed similar groups with "patriots" or "9-12 project" in their names, so he started looking for applications that mentioned those terms too.

    Over a two-month period, Muthert said he found about 40 applications that mentioned tea party, patriots or 9-12 project - the latter being groups that aspire to re-instill a post-9/11 spirit of unity in the country.

    Muthert said his supervisor told him that someone in Washington wanted to see seven of the applications, so Muthert prepared the files.
    Was IRS targeting limited to Cincinnati office?

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    Re: IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It shows the IRS was managed poorly, the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing.
    It shows the IRS was deliberately targeting political opponents of the current administration. Pretty much the kind of thing the 1st amendment is supposed to protect us from.

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