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    IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency... At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington.



    Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations... provided some of the letters to NBC News. He said the groups’ contacts with the IRS prove that the practices went beyond a few “front line” employees in the Cincinnati office, as the IRS has maintained.



    After reviewing all the IRS communications... IRS was engaged in a coordinated and deliberate attempt to silence, or at least stifle conservative organizations...




    'Decisions ... made in Washington'

    “(The IRS agent in Cincinnati) told me that in fact the case would be transferred to a special task force out of Washington, and that he was told – he was the originally assigned agent – that he wasn't allowed to make decisions, the decisions were all going to be made in Washington... “I know that this process was going on in Washington because I've dealt with those people.”


    Engelbrecht told NBC News that soon after she filed for tax-exempt status for True the Vote, the IRS audited her personal and business taxes for the first time, and her manufacturingbusiness was visited by two other federal agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


    Her tax-exempt application still hasn't been approved after three years. She's now suing the IRS.

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    Nothing like having the IRS conduct themselves like the Gestapo; intimidate and marginalize their political opposition.

    And some morons want an even larger IRS!

    It's time to cut, gut and slash the beast, and the best way to do that is to reduce our taxation forms to beer mat size. This way the IRS will have ample time with the few remaining employees to address issues like tax exempt status... audits would take a fraction of the time... and there would be better accountability.
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Now you cant go having the IRS gutted, thats the biggest tool the Federal government has in keeping the citizenry under its thumb.
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    The love of money is the root of all evil, and the IRS loves it.
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    This is exactly what the IRS is supposed to do with these groups, political organizations trying to pass themselves off as social welfare or charity organizations. And in an investigation you need information. The only problem was they didn't give the liberal groups trying to cheat the tax system the same level of analysis.

    I can understand conservative angry that these groups were treated differently, but I can't understand their anger that many of them weren't able to cheat the American taxpayer. Integrity is a lost virtue.

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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is exactly what the IRS is supposed to do with these groups, political organizations trying to pass themselves off as social welfare or charity organizations. And in an investigation you need information. The only problem was they didn't give the liberal groups trying to cheat the tax system the same level of analysis.

    I can understand conservative angry that these groups were treated differently, but I can't understand their anger that many of them weren't able to cheat the American taxpayer. Integrity is a lost virtue.
    Certainly on the right...
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is exactly what the IRS is supposed to do with these groups, political organizations trying to pass themselves off as social welfare or charity organizations. And in an investigation you need information. The only problem was they didn't give the liberal groups trying to cheat the tax system the same level of analysis.

    I can understand conservative angry that these groups were treated differently, but I can't understand their anger that many of them weren't able to cheat the American taxpayer. Integrity is a lost virtue.
    No one said they should get scrutiny, but a liberal President putting the beat down on conservative groups stinks to high heaven, and he needs a beating for it. It's one thing to be partisan in a campaign, and quite another to apply the law differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Certainly on the right...
    Give it a rest.
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Why is that? morals, ethics and integrity used to be big on the right. If it still was there would not be sooooo many RW lies floating around the RW blogosphere. Just sayin...but when I typed that I was going for the funny implying the left never had them and the right lost them. But if you must be offened, please...
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No one said they should get scrutiny, but a liberal President putting the beat down on conservative groups stinks to high heaven, and he needs a beating for it. It's one thing to be partisan in a campaign, and quite another to apply the law differently.
    The President didn't have anything to do with this personally, and there's been no evidence to suggest he did.

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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Why is that? morals, ethics and integrity used to be big on the right. If it still was there would not be sooooo many RW lies floating around the RW blogosphere. Just sayin...but when I typed that I was going for the funny implying the left never had them and the right lost them. But if you must be offened, please...
    Like the IRS scandal not being limited to just Cinncinati?
    Like Benghazi wasnt caused by a video?
    Like Fast and Furious was all decided in the Arizona office?

    Sooooo many right wing lies....

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