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    GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information...[W:220, 325]

    A newly released email from former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner, sent just as the tea party targeting scandal was erupting, warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could be turned over to Congress.“I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress ask asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails,” Ms. Lerner wrote in an April 9, 2013, message.


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    More "no real scandal here".... right guys?
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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    More "no real scandal here".... right guys?
    I admit, I really thought conservatives were overreacting a bit with this one, but man, everything this lady does is dirty.

    Something was going on, and if liberals don't decry it, they can't complain when it happens to them in the next administration.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    More "no real scandal here".... right guys?
    It's scandalous when a supervisor asks employees to watch their language in emails?

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I admit, I really thought conservatives were overreacting a bit with this one, but man, everything this lady does is dirty.

    Something was going on, and if liberals don't decry it, they can't complain when it happens to them in the next administration.
    If something happens in Hillary's administration Democrats can't complain?
    Democrats won't be stupid enough to apply for approval when all they need to do is state it on their returns anyway. But if they actually get denied tax exempt status there will be hell to pay. That never happened to conservative groups.
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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    If something happens in Hillary's administration Democrats can't complain?
    Cute.

    Democrats won't be stupid enough to apply for approval when all they need to do is state it on their returns anyway
    Unions will be too busy getting constantly audited and thrown into prison for the smallest possible infractions (and with a tax code as complex as ours, it is nigh on impossible not to have some). Get ready to have what you dish out put right back in your bowl.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I admit, I really thought conservatives were overreacting a bit with this one, but man, everything this lady does is dirty.

    Something was going on, and if liberals don't decry it, they can't complain when it happens to them in the next administration.
    This is why they should think the IRS scandal is a big deal. Because it might seem all fine and dandy when its your guys doing it but will not feel that way when it is the other side doing it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is why they should think the IRS scandal is a big deal. Because it might seem all fine and dandy when its your guys doing it but will not feel that way when it is the other side doing it.
    Honestly that's how they ought to feel about all of the "I've got a pen and I will use it" to "borrow Legislative power" items. This guy is setting a precedent that the next Republican will have when he or she decides to change the tax code or reform entitlements.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Honestly that's how they ought to feel about all of the "I've got a pen and I will use it" to "borrow Legislative power" items. This guy is setting a precedent that the next Republican will have when he or she decides to change the tax code or reform entitlements.
    I look forward to that.I hope that when a conservative is president he uses his pen to strip planned parenthood of the funding it gets from the government.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It's scandalous when a supervisor asks employees to watch their language in emails?
    That wasn't a warning that employees should "watch their language", it was a warning not to say anything incriminating. A warning like that isn't issued to employees by their superior at a government agency, if that agency is operating above board...

    Use a little common sense. If Lerner had nothing to do with any of the improper political targeting, wasn't engaged in anything illegal or beyond the scope of the agencies power, the last thing she would do is warn employees about the content of their emails. As a department head innocent of wrong doing, she would know that if improper behavior was taking place, the employee emails would uncover that behavior and who was responsible, as well as serving to exonerate her of anything improper.

    That warning of hers sounds to me like the ring leader telling her crew to go into "cover-your-ass" mode.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I look forward to that.I hope that when a conservative is president he uses his pen to strip planned parenthood of the funding it gets from the government.
    I think that's a fantastic idea.

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