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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Nice try - I don't despise Obama although I do despise him as President - I have no time for incompetent fools in important offices or positions. By the way, that's not humor - as for my original post, yes indeed, that's humor - all good humor has truth as its basis and often twigs the nerves of those who take themselves too seriously, like you. I'm pretty sure those I was speaking to got it even if you didn't. The fact you think I lack humor means you haven't a clue about either me or humor, making you perhaps a prime candidate as an Obama sychophant, if you aren't already.
    The Libbos, who form the cult of personality that surrounds Obama are so enamored with him that they can't comprehend any criticism of him being anything but racism, or hatred.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    So if as an employer I discriminate based on Gender, which is illegal, but I ALSO discriminate based on hair color, which is legal, then all of it's okay because my discrimination went beyond gender....?

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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're not using a credible criticism because of your ignorance of the law.
    Yes, I am. And it is not YOU to decide what is a valid criticism for ME. Go pound sand if you don't like my criticism. I am quite happy people like you have no say in our justice system. Your idea is guilty until proven innocent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, I am. And it is not YOU to decide what is a valid criticism for ME. Go pound sand if you don't like my criticism. I am quite happy people like you have no say in our justice system. Your idea is guilty until proven innocent.
    I'm not cirticising you, sir.

    We're not in a courtroom. I'm not the member of a jury. I am perfectly free to believe that Lois Lerner is guilty of a crime, because she invoked the 5th Amendment and especially since she's requested all out immunity in exchange for her testimony.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm not cirticising you, sir.

    We're not in a courtroom. I'm not the member of a jury. I am perfectly free to believe that Lois Lerner is guilty of a crime, because she invoked the 5th Amendment and especially since she's requested all out immunity in exchange for her testimony.
    Yes, and I am free to think you and others are nuts.

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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So if as an employer I discriminate based on Gender, which is illegal, but I ALSO discriminate based on hair color, which is legal, then all of it's okay because my discrimination went beyond gender....?
    No, in fact the article says "progressive" and "occupy" were targets along with "tea party".

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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Conservative groups were not the only ones that experienced long waits as the scrutinizing went beyond what was originally thought.

    WASHINGTON — In 2010, a tiny Palestinian-rights group called Minnesota Break the Bonds applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status. Two years and a lot of prodding later, the I.R.S. sent the group’s leaders a series of questions and requests almost identical to the ones it was sending to Tea Party groups at the time.

    What are “the qualifications and experience” of Break the Bonds instructors? Does the group “present a sufficiently full and fair explanation of the relevant facts” about the West Bank and Gaza? Provide copies of pamphlets, brochures or other literature distributed at group events? Reveal all fees collected and “any voluntary contributions” made at group functions? Provide a template of petitions, postcards and any other material used to influence legislation, and a detailed accounting of the time and money spent to influence state legislators?

    The controversy that erupted in May has focused on an ideological question: Were conservative groups singled out for special treatment based on their politics, or did the I.R.S. equally target liberal groups? But a closer look at the I.R.S. operation suggests that the problem was less about ideology and more about how a process instructing reviewers to “be on the lookout” for selected terms was applied to any group that mentioned certain words in its application.

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    I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Still trying to justify your parties extreme corruption huh ?

    Post whatever you want, it was the targeting based on the political and religious affiliation and the only legitimate story will come after the thorough investigation from the House oversight committee.
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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, in fact the article says "progressive" and "occupy" were targets along with "tea party".
    Meaning that the bureacracy was doing things that no one else knew about until peoples' rights had been violated. Well, gee what we must need is for the IRS to get even bigger...like be in control of healthcare....

    This goes straight to the heart of why we need less government. The more power you give to government the more it will be corrupted by it and have the chance to abuse it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Still trying to justify your parties extreme corruption huh ?

    Post whatever you want, it was the targeting based on the political and religious affiliation and the only legitimate story will come after the thorough investigation from the House oversight committee.
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    Re: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, in fact the article says "progressive" and "occupy" were targets along with "tea party".
    Which, to my understanding based on the little I've paid attention or really cared either way on this story, the IRS themselves have came out and states that those groups didn't receive similar scrutiny as the conservative keyword groups.

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