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

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

    The words “occupy,” “progressive,” and “Israel” appeared on a “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) list used by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, according to media reports.“When I got to the IRS, we started a more comprehensive review of the operations of this part of the IRS, have been looking at documents and business operations, and we did determine and discover that there are other BOLO lists in place,” acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel told the Huffington Post. “And upon discovering that, we also found that we believed there continued to be inappropriate or questionable criteria on these BOLO lists.”
    Werfel said he suspended the use of such lists immediately after becoming the acting IRS chief last month. An internal review has failed to find evidence of intentional wrongdoing, he told reporters, but is still ongoing.
    Awwww... it looks like yet another phoney outrage and manufactured story to make the Democrats (particularly Obama) look bad, unprofessional, deceitful and evil has gone up in smoke. Will Issa eat a whole ****ing humble pie for himself, or will he still pretend (like those who suffer from tinfoilasitis), that the big bad IRS -- no matter the evidence -- IS still after the poor and victimized widdle wight wingers? So many here were duped big time and it seems to be a common occurrence in this days of misinformation. So, to those who fell hook line and sinker... how does this new information make you feel and how will you approach the next "scandal"? I am seriously curious.

    Funny thing, there are some major concrete things to be upset with the Obama Administration, including the fact that they have done pretty much nothing to change the regulations of the banking industry... an industry that almost collapsed the American economy. Amazing that it seems few are angry about this, yet get a boner with incredibly stupid stories like the IRS.

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

    I saw this article. Poof! Issa's witch hunt is toast.

    The Associated Press has obtained an internal IRS document that reveals the other terms the agency screened for when deciding which groups should be granted tax exempt status. The news cuts against the original storyline that the tactic was used to target conservatives.

    An internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press said that besides ‘‘tea party,’’ lists used by screeners to pick groups for close examination also included the terms ‘‘Israel,’’ ‘'Progressive’’ and ‘‘Occupy.’’ The document said an investigation into why specific terms were included was still underway.

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

    With all due respect to the "reporter", in looking at the PDF Levin released there is one entry listing "progressive" and that organization was applying for (c)(3) status, not (c)(4). The "occupy" reference seems to be with regard to "Occupied Territory Advocacy". I didn't see anything related to Israel directly though it can be assumed that the aforementioned "Occupied Territory Advocacy" would cover that.

    It should also be mentioned that the Tea Party reference and the Progressive reference are on completely different lists and that unlike the Progressive notation the document expressly directs Tea Party groups to be sent to a specific group while no such direction is indicated in the progressive notation.

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

    This illegal targetting using BOLO lists was done by the IRS as standard practice up until one month ago but it was OK. No sanctions (criminal charges?) against those IRS employees that used the "official" BOLO list will be made since it has been discontinued. All is now well - until the next BOLO list is made, of course. No harm, no foul, nothing to see here folks just move along...
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    Re: IRS conspiracies fall apart as BOLO list targeting ‘progressive’ groups revealed

    Unless of course you consider that Nixon went after both sides of the aisle for leaks such as the Pentagon papers, as I believe Obama and the NSA should with the Snowden leaks. And why don't we just show proof that there are so many tax cheats using ex-IRS agents to defraud the USA. The IRS should stay after all tax cheats on all sides and not tinkle on them when they are on fire.
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    I saw this article. Poof! Issa's witch hunt is toast.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    With all due respect to the "reporter", in looking at the PDF Levin released there is one entry listing "progressive" and that organization was applying for (c)(3) status, not (c)(4). The "occupy" reference seems to be with regard to "Occupied Territory Advocacy". I didn't see anything related to Israel directly though it can be assumed that the aforementioned "Occupied Territory Advocacy" would cover that.

    It should also be mentioned that the Tea Party reference and the Progressive reference are on completely different lists and that unlike the Progressive notation the document expressly directs Tea Party groups to be sent to a specific group while no such direction is indicated in the progressive notation.
    It's always fun to watch conservative try to jimmy up pseudo-scandals.

    The BOLO lists included progressive organizations. Issa and his with hunt is toast. Just accept your defeat gracefully.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    This illegal targetting using BOLO lists was done by the IRS as standard practice up until one month ago but it was OK. No sanctions (criminal charges?) against those IRS employees that used the "official" BOLO list will be made since it has been discontinued. All is now well - until the next BOLO list is made, of course. No harm, no foul, nothing to see here folks just move along...
    You're right: Progressives should be outraged at the conservative Republicans in the IRS that targeting them. Issa isn't. He's upset this came out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I saw this article. Poof! Issa's witch hunt is toast.
    I would love to believe that, but that would involve the spontaneous manifestation of a brain in the collective, and i am pretty sure that would cause scanners style head explosions that no tinfoil hat could contain. I think you will have better luck in winning powerball jackpots twice in a row. they will back Issa and massive proof he is wrong will never stop them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    It's always fun to watch conservative try to jimmy up pseudo-scandals.

    The BOLO lists included progressive organizations. Issa and his with hunt is toast. Just accept your defeat gracefully.
    Once again, the scandal involves what happened to these groups. Targeting is one issue. The other issue is not making timely determinations as to the status of the applicants. If all groups were targeted but only Tea Party groups were dumped into the "limbo" pile then it's still abuse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Once again, the scandal involves what happened to these groups. Targeting is one issue. The other issue is not making timely determinations as to the status of the applicants. If all groups were targeted but only Tea Party groups were dumped into the "limbo" pile then it's still abuse.
    Ah, the nuanced scandal. I love it. I hope Issa takes this approach. Conservatives and their hopeless conspiracies.

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