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    IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    IRS Targets Conservative Political Groups During 2012 Cycle | TIME.com

    "The Internal Revenue Service acknowledged Friday that it had inappropriately targeted conservative political groups for additional scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle, an admission that set off a firestorm on Capitol Hill and could damage the Obama Administration."


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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    Isn't ThinkProgress still classified as tax exempt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Isn't ThinkProgress still classified as tax exempt?
    And what of Media Matters - Tax Exempt 501c3?

    About Us | Media Matters for America

    Hmmm. Bet the IRS is all over them...

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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    And what of Media Matters - Tax Exempt 501c3?

    About Us | Media Matters for America

    Hmmm. Bet the IRS is all over them...
    No doubt. And Moveon.Org Civic Action, as well. It's a target rich environment, so selecting the target du jour is a tricky thing unless there are some guide lines.

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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    No doubt. And Moveon.Org Civic Action, as well. It's a target rich environment, so selecting the target du jour is a tricky thing unless there are some guide lines.
    Guidelines...Yes my friend, I think you are on to something. Government employees would never operate without guidelines from higher ups. The most powerful government agency in the United States would certainly have guidelines to avoid "tricky" decisions, and to make sure the right people and orgainzations are "looked at".

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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Guidelines...Yes my friend, I think you are on to something. Government employees would never operate without guidelines from higher ups. The most powerful government agency in the United States would certainly have guidelines to avoid "tricky" decisions, and to make sure the right people and orgainzations are "looked at".
    Key words trigger such inquiries. Words like "patriot" and stuff like that. Odd that a few IRS drones were able to define such a distinction all on their own. Such initiative should not go unrewarded. I think a federal suit is in order. Maybe quite a few.

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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    The Liberals in the USA don't seem to recall the Nixon "Enemies list" and the uproar that caused.

    It's a shame that their Moral Compass only points away from those in the Democrat Party.

    On a daily basis this Chicago Machine Political Hack led gang of crooks is being exposed for the most corrupt administration in the history of the Republic.

    Yesterday, it looked as if the members of the White House press corps had suddenly seen the light and were amazed at what it was shining on. I just saw the end of "Field of Dreams" again and it reminds me of the scene when the brother can suddenly see the ball players on the field.

    Can these mind numbed stenographers now suddenly see that the Emperor has no clothes?
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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    This one i will actually go along with the conservative groups on. Completely weaken the power of the administration to call out groups which inconvenience them for special attention by the IRS. Make the IRS much more fair towards everyone on a whole and remove the ability for an administration to "guide" their efforts. Personally i would like to see all charitable organizations, PACs, Super PACs, and religions have to open up their books for scrutiny, but if we just want to limit the administration from singling out groups it finds offensive I will support that too. This would actually be a great area to make a huge issue out of things.

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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    The Liberals in the USA don't seem to recall the Nixon "Enemies list" and the uproar that caused.

    It's a shame that their Moral Compass only points away from those in the Democrat Party.

    On a daily basis this Chicago Machine Political Hack led gang of crooks is being exposed for the most corrupt administration in the history of the Republic.

    Yesterday, it looked as if the members of the White House press corps had suddenly seen the light and were amazed at what it was shining on. I just saw the end of "Field of Dreams" again and it reminds me of the scene when the brother can suddenly see the ball players on the field.

    Can these mind numbed stenographers now suddenly see that the Emperor has no clothes?
    If a few low-level IRS employees in Cincinnati doing this is evidence of this grand liberal evil plot, how about Republicans being convicted of election fraud and voter suppression? Have you widely condemned the entire GOP as a result of those actions?
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    Re: IRS Admits targeting Conservative groups.

    The IRS was wrong to target the tea party. They should’ve gone after all 501(c)4s.

    Let’s be very clear: because the Internal Revenue Service holds so much private data, and because it can make people’s lives absolutely miserable, it is of paramount importance in our political system that it both is, and is perceived as, an apolitical entity. If it discriminated against tea party groups that attempted to register as 501(c)4 social welfare organizations, then that’s a grave offense, and it needs to be investigated thoroughly and dealt with severely...

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