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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If the media is ignoring the story why does this article exist?
    Its a blog, not exactly front page stuff (and frankly from a paper I abhor). Like Benghazi, the media has been pulled into this kicking and screaming.

    One simply need ask-if this was reversed, would the media be reporting about this? The answer, is yes.

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im sorry, but you aren't grasping the fundamentals of this case. In this case the amount of scrutiny depended on if they were conservative, or had conservative sounding names. This isnt terribly subtle, please read up.
    Sorry, it has nothing to do with ideology.


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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Opinions and wrong.

    IRS, Sen. Carl Levin, And The Truth Behind Right-Wing Media's Latest Phony Conspiracy Theory | Research | Media Matters for America

    Right-wing media falsely claimed that newly released documents from Judicial Watch showed that Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) pressured the IRS to target conservative groups for additional scrutiny. Levin's letters simply show that he asked the IRS to hold both Democratic and Republican groups accountable to valid tax-exempt regulations, and he made his correspondence public record more than a year ago.
    Part of your problem, is getting this info from media matters. Just maybe, this isnt the best source of info. Crazy I know.

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its a blog, not exactly front page stuff (and frankly from a paper I abhor). Like Benghazi, the media has been pulled into this kicking and screaming.

    One simply need ask-if this was reversed, would the media be reporting about this? The answer, is yes.
    I don' t take the politics of the media into account.
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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sorry, it has nothing to do with ideology.
    Except it was the deliberate targeting of one political ideology, by the other. Its not terribly subtle, is it?

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I don' t take the politics of the media into account.
    Of course, leftists generally dont. In fact they are shocked to hear any such bias might possibly exist.

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Except it was the deliberate targeting of one political ideology, by the other. Its not terribly subtle, is it?
    Is the IRS a democratic orginization?
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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Opinions and wrong.

    IRS, Sen. Carl Levin, And The Truth Behind Right-Wing Media's Latest Phony Conspiracy Theory | Research | Media Matters for America

    Right-wing media falsely claimed that newly released documents from Judicial Watch showed that Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) pressured the IRS to target conservative groups for additional scrutiny. Levin's letters simply show that he asked the IRS to hold both Democratic and Republican groups accountable to valid tax-exempt regulations, and he made his correspondence public record more than a year ago.
    Try again PB. You have shown that 3 times and This one Takes care of yours with what you had missing. From Post 117.


    Levin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ permanent subcommittee on investigations, wrote a March 30, 2012 letter to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman discussing the “urgency” of the issue of possible political activity by nonprofit applicants. Levin asked if the IRS was sending out additional information requests to applicant groups and citing an IRS rejection letter to a conservative group as an example of how the IRS should be conducting its business.

    A top IRS official replied that the agency could send out “individualized questions and requests.”

    “Some entities claiming tax-exempt status as social welfare organizations under 26 U.S.C.&501(c)(4) appear to be engaged in political activities more appropriate for political organizations claiming tax-exempt status under 26 U.S.C.&527,” Sen. Levin wrote. “Because of the urgency of the issues involved in this matter, please provide the following information by April 20, 2012.”

    Levin asked ”if it is not provided on a routine basis, approximately what percentage of such applicants receive an IRS questionnaire seeking information about any political activities, and how the IRS determines whether and when to send that questionnaire; and approximately how many days after an application is filed that questionnaire is typically sent.”

    Levin cited a 1997 IRS rejection letter to the conservative group National Policy Forum, formed by former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour, and asked Shulman, “Is it still the position of the IRS that a 501(c)(4) organization cannot engage in any partisan political activity, even as a secondary activity?”

    As we’ve already told you, Levin wasn’t the only Democrat senator calling on the IRS to harass Tea Party groups. He was just one of the most shameless.....snip~

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Is the IRS a democratic orginization?
    Not officially, its just run by liberals who cow tow to liberal politics, and target conservatives, hows that?

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Of course, leftists generally dont. In fact they are shocked to hear any such bias might possibly exist.
    Truth is somthing that requires evidence.

    If this scandel really involves the White House ordering this, it needs evidence of motive.
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