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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Pshhh this isnt a scandal. This is the IRS doing its job. The real scandal is the bill that allows this status for these organizations.
    It wasn't a bill. It was the Supreme Court when they ruled in the Citizens United case.


    Actually, it was a combination of that ruling and the fact that the IRS, for years, has allowed groups to file 501c4 as long as their "primary" activity was not political. "Primary" being defined as 51% or more.
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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    It wasn't a bill. It was the Supreme Court when they ruled in the Citizens United case.
    Pretty sure the IRS itself changed the wording which allows these groups to be involved in politics. In the fifties, iirc.

    CU just unleashed the hounds.
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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    It wasn't a bill. It was the Supreme Court when they ruled in the Citizens United case.
    Well saying the Supreme Court ruled on a bill.. Im not gonna get involved in deep technicals here.


    Actually, it was a combination of that ruling and the fact that the IRS, for years, has allowed groups to file 501c4 as long as their "primary" activity was not political. "Primary" being defined as 51% or more.
    Which is kinda ridiculous dont you think


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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Pssst. I won't tell anybody. I promise. In the meantime, we're going to have us a scandal that looks more and more like the WH is involved. Again, I do promise to keep a lid on the real scandal until you decide to light the fuse. Just let me know when.

    Yes the White House blocking groups that would be beneficial to the White House.. Good one


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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well saying the Supreme Court ruled on a bill.. Im not gonna get involved in deep technicals here.
    the Supreme court didn't rule on a bill, they ruled on a lawsuit. Kind of like Roe vs. Wade


    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Which is kinda ridiculous dont you think
    It wound up that way but it didn't start out that way. Way back when, 501c4 status was reserved for groups who's activity was "exclusively" community service. At some point in time they backed off the "exclusively" definition to allow for ancillary activities. This eventually gave way to "primarily" and finally they just decided to define "primary" as 51% or more. They really did bring this upon themselves by setting up a slippery slope. Citizens United turned that slope into an avalanche.
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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    the Supreme court didn't rule on a bill, they ruled on a lawsuit. Kind of like Roe vs. Wade
    Yes i realize this. In relation to a bill...




    It wound up that way but it didn't start out that way. Way back when, 501c4 status was reserved for groups who's activity was "exclusively" community service. At some point in time they backed off the "exclusively" definition to allow for ancillary activities. This eventually gave way to "primarily" and finally they just decided to define "primary" as 51% or more. They really did bring this upon themselves by setting up a slippery slope. Citizens United turned that slope into an avalanche.
    Yes i realize.


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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    What ever happened to those RW nut scandals that were going to bring down the president? Oh yea, they were pretty much just made up.
    The funny thing is it's utterly backfired, and suddenly George and his relationship to Issa is front and center.

    Investigate that Issa!

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    William Wilkins wishes that was true. Carter Hull fingered him as the source of his direction. Willy works for- gasp! - Obama. Uh oh. Better put a whole lot more grease on the spin machine now.
    So the direction was to target Occupy Wall Street and progressive groups to benefit Obama.

    The conspiracy thickens, just like conservative skulls.

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    The funny thing is it's utterly backfired, and suddenly George and his relationship to Issa is front and center.

    Investigate that Issa!
    How many lefty bolo groups were flagged ... what were they ... how were they treated after being identified

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    How many lefty bolo groups were flagged ... what were they ... how were they treated after being identified
    Read the link. George has some 'splanin' to do.

    What this really shows is how Obama and the Democrats should have immediately realized this was a bogus GOP dirty trick, and instead of showing "outrage" struck back and accused George and Issa of colluding. Which of course has proved to be true.

    That's how you win public debates in politics. You have to assume the GOP is lying and go from there.
    Last edited by head of joaquin; 07-18-13 at 10:04 PM.

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