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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Not one single organization was denied no matter what they were called. I was hoping this would lead to reviewing exemption of charitable orgs but I guess that will not be happening. Our whole tax code is a joke!
    But, as Luther points out, they were dumped into limbo.

    There isn't much of a difference between denying and delaying indefinitely.

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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That article does not contain any IRS quote saying that they targeted groups because they were right wing.
    "I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test. "

    That's the President's response to the Treasury IG report. You are either genuinely blinded by hyper-partisan bias or fundamentally dishonest.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    "I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test. "

    That's the President's response to the Treasury IG report. You are either genuinely blinded by hyper-partisan bias or fundamentally dishonest.
    I don't see what the President's political response has to do with the actual issue.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    "I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test. "

    That's the President's response to the Treasury IG report. You are either genuinely blinded by hyper-partisan bias or fundamentally dishonest.
    Um, let me help you out, the audit focused on the IRS's handling of conservative groups as requested by Issa. The report was one sided by design.

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    The Internal Revenue Service today provided Congressional investigators with new information that shows that the term “progressives” was included on the IRS “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) lists used to screen tax-exemption applications. The so-called BOLO lists were previously known to have included criteria singling out conservative organizations -- this is the first evidence, however, that the lists included "progressives" as an identifier. Separately, Ways and Means Committee Democratic staff has now verified that the list of 298 organizations reviewed by TIGTA included liberal organizations. Linked here is a copy of the November 2010 BOLO. We will be releasing additional BOLOs as they are received from the IRS.

    In response to the new information, which is based on a Ways and Means Committee investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tax-exemption applications, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Levin today is taking the following actions:

    Writing a letter to Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George requesting that he explain why he released an audit report on May 14 that omits vital information regarding the processing of tax-exemption applications by the IRS and why he subsequently failed to disclose this information in congressional hearings.
    Requesting that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp hold a hearing where the Inspector General can explain the glaring omission in his audit report.
    Requesting that the interviews conducted to date be reevaluated and possibly supplemented in light of the information learned today.
    “The audit served as the basis and impetus for a wide range of Congressional investigations and this new information shows that the foundation of those investigations is flawed in a fundamental way,” Rep. Levin said.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Um, let me help you out, the audit focused on the IRS's handling of conservative groups as requested by Issa. The report was one sided by design.

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    Jun 25, 2013
    The Internal Revenue Service today provided Congressional investigators with new information that shows that the term “progressives” was included on the IRS “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) lists used to screen tax-exemption applications. The so-called BOLO lists were previously known to have included criteria singling out conservative organizations -- this is the first evidence, however, that the lists included "progressives" as an identifier. Separately, Ways and Means Committee Democratic staff has now verified that the list of 298 organizations reviewed by TIGTA included liberal organizations. Linked here is a copy of the November 2010 BOLO. We will be releasing additional BOLOs as they are received from the IRS.

    In response to the new information, which is based on a Ways and Means Committee investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tax-exemption applications, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Levin today is taking the following actions:

    Writing a letter to Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George requesting that he explain why he released an audit report on May 14 that omits vital information regarding the processing of tax-exemption applications by the IRS and why he subsequently failed to disclose this information in congressional hearings.
    Requesting that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp hold a hearing where the Inspector General can explain the glaring omission in his audit report.
    Requesting that the interviews conducted to date be reevaluated and possibly supplemented in light of the information learned today.
    “The audit served as the basis and impetus for a wide range of Congressional investigations and this new information shows that the foundation of those investigations is flawed in a fundamental way,” Rep. Levin said.
    New IRS Information Shows
    Rep Darrell Issa was being one sided by design? Really? /sarcasm off LMMFAO

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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    A classic example of moving the goal posts. Bureaucratic incompetence and corruption has little to do with the now well-refuted charges of political attacks on right wing groups.
    Department arrogance, just like their BIG BOSS.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Department arrogance, just like their BIG BOSS.

    You couldn't possibly be speaking of the REPUBLICAN appointed head of the IRS, now could you? Because that would be so irrelevant that the executive in charge for five years had been nominated by a Republican President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

    Oh of course not, because you think the President can control every single bureaucrat in the federal government down to the level of which pencil they use.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The IRS, since Obama's first inauguration, is a part of the Obama administration. They cannot be separated.

    The question is: Does this mean they were directed to do this, or does this mean they did it on their own to try and please?
    Since apparently conservative republican Bush leftovers in the IRS were engaged in the targeting, the above premise isn't true at all.

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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by somerville View Post
    you couldn't possibly be speaking of the republican appointed head of the irs, now could you? Because that would be so irrelevant that the executive in charge for five years had been nominated by a republican president and unanimously confirmed by the senate.

    Oh of course not, because you think the president can control every single bureaucrat in the federal government down to the level of which pencil they use.
    ouch!

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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    As I said, exposure of contributers is just a ploy to expose and intimidate them. That is a BIG problem. This is still America, ya know.
    Poor billionaires. Their love of secrecy is sacrosanct in teapartybizarroworld.

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