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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.
    It does not say they were targeted *because* they are conservative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I don't see what the President's political response has to do with the actual issue.
    It confirms that he agreed the IRS targeted conservative groups.
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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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    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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    Document: IG's report on IRS targeting tea party
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

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    It does not say they were targeted *because* they are conservative.

    You fail again
    Document: IG's report on IRS targeting tea party

    Yes, actually, it does.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    FFS dude, I know of the Inspector General's report that Issa requested, and I will repeat this since it did not get through the first time, Issa wanted evidence of scrutineering of conservative groups. The point is that liberal groups were also under review, something not emphasized in the report.

    Is this going to be another case of me having to repeat the same thing over and over again?
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    FFS dude, I know of the Inspector General's report that Issa requested, and I will repeat this since it did not get through the first time, Issa wanted evidence of scrutineering of conservative groups. The point is that liberal groups were also under review, something not emphasized in the report.

    Is this going to be another case of me having to repeat the same thing over and over again?
    No, this is another case of you sidestepping the truth. The report indicates that conservative groups were unfairly scrutinized. This report says...if you bother to read it...that though leftist groups were also scrutinized, they received their tax exempt status FAR more rapidly than did the conservative groups. You should actually read, and stop repeating talking points.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    FFS dude, I know of the Inspector General's report that Issa requested, and I will repeat this since it did not get through the first time, Issa wanted evidence of scrutineering of conservative groups. The point is that liberal groups were also under review, something not emphasized in the report.

    Is this going to be another case of me having to repeat the same thing over and over again?
    Scrutineering?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Scrutineering?
    Oh, sorry, a racing term....ie, scrutinize.
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, this is another case of you sidestepping the truth. The report indicates that conservative groups were unfairly scrutinized. This report says...if you bother to read it...that though leftist groups were also scrutinized, they received their tax exempt status FAR more rapidly than did the conservative groups. You should actually read, and stop repeating talking points.
    Here's an interesting tidbit from the newsletter Tax Notes. As we all know by now, the IRS applies extra scrutiny to a group applying for tax-exempt status if it suspects the group is political in nature. In 2010, they decided that having "tea party" in a group's name was sufficient to raise a red flag.

    The Inspector General's report about this included an audit of 298 groups that had been given special scrutiny. Of these, 96 had "tea party," "patriots," or "9-12 project" in their names. But that's all we know. We have no idea how many of the 298 groups were liberal and how many were conservative, because the IRS doesn't release the name of groups that have applied for tax-exempt status.

    However, the IRS does publish the names of groups that have received special scrutiny and been approved for tax-exempt status. They recently released a list of 176 organizations that have been approved since 2010, so Martin Sullivan checked each one to figure out if it was liberal or conservative. Here's what he found:

    122 conservative
    48 liberal/nonconservative
    6 unknown
    This doesn't tell us anything definitive about the entire set of groups that got special scrutiny. If the whole set is similar to the approved set, then about two-thirds were conservative and one-third liberal—most likely because of the boom in new tea party groups in 2010. But that's just a guess.

    One thing isn't a guess, however: Two-thirds of the groups who were approved for tax-exempt status were conservative. If the IRS was on a partisan witch hunt against conservative groups, that's sure an odd way of showing it, isn't it?

    Report Says IRS Approved Tax-Exempt Status For Twice as Many Conservative Groups as Liberal Groups | Mother Jones
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No, actually it does not
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