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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Considering that the affected groups can sue, it may just be good old CYA, not coppin' to nuthin'.

    It really is a bunch of nonsense. A handful of groups had their applications held up. They could have gone 527 and given up ONLY the anonymity AND would have been able to spend 100% of donations on political intervention without going through all the gymnastics they do now. Like setting up multiple 501(c)(4)s that donate to each other to get around the "primarily" limitation, which was an IRS modification of wording that allowed what the statute forbade.

    Lazy bureaucrats ****ing up is what it was. Had they been targeting groups they would have got Rove's, dontcha think?

    And they were free to operate without approval.

    "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"
    They did target Rove.

    I like your spin on the "lazy bureaucracy" excuse though. Haven't heard that one before. Did you make it up yourself?

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Which is why this legit IRS investigation into these scofflaw con groups began in the first place.
    Let's get back to focusing what the USSC will eventually rule on, 501(c)(4) .
    The statute forbids election intervention activity. The "primarily" thing came from the IRS.
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    When I see the ISSA committeeS move off of partisanship garbage like yesterday, I'll start listening.
    I want to hold all law-breakers accountable, even those on this committee, as well as those bridge-closers .
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    They did target Rove.

    I like your spin on the "lazy bureaucracy" excuse though. Haven't heard that one before. Did you make it up yourself?
    Did you read the Treasury report on the matter?
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Did you read the Treasury report on the matter?
    No. I never got around to it..Did it have a happy ending?

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    So has Issa stopped beating his wife?
    And cue the character assassination.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Considering that the affected groups can sue, it may just be good old CYA, not coppin' to nuthin'.

    It really is a bunch of nonsense. A handful of groups had their applications held up. They could have gone 527 and given up ONLY the anonymity AND would have been able to spend 100% of donations on political intervention without going through all the gymnastics they do now. Like setting up multiple 501(c)(4)s that donate to each other to get around the "primarily" limitation, which was an IRS modification of wording that allowed what the statute forbade.

    Lazy bureaucrats ****ing up is what it was. Had they been targeting groups they would have got Rove's, dontcha think?

    And they were free to operate without approval.

    "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"
    I dont think you know what the IRS is doing. Watch and learn.
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No. I never got around to it..Did it have a happy ending?
    It establishes pretty clearly that the "Bolo" lists were simply a shortcut adopted when the big increase in applications appeared post CU.

    The term "inappropriate", which has made it into so much of the hype, was the "a hammer is an inappropriate tool to cut a 3x4" inappropriate. Using a shortcut instead of actually reviewing each application was inappropriate. NOT that there was an inappropriate singling out of conservative groups for political purposes.

    The WHOLE issue is about anonymous donations.

    **** anonymous donations.
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And cue the character assassination.
    That was a joke. A comment on the accusation itself becoming proof of the offense.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Considering that the affected groups can sue, it may just be good old CYA, not coppin' to nuthin'.
    But that is just conjecture on your part and a willingness to cover for people on your side of the political spectrum. If this was the Bush Whitehouse and the situation were reversed you would be singing a different tune and you know it. So you lack credibility. Sorry.

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