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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    So, the IRS releases info they shouldn't and now pays for damages and this is somehow a right wing conspiracy? Between the IRS targeting conservative groups and this with a pro-traditional marriage group I as a citizen am very concerned. The IRS should not be in anything political and they certainly should exist to forward a political agenda or "punish" groups that disagree with whoever is in charge.
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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    This is the silliest line in the OP: "The Huffington Post then ran a story noting a political action committee linked to Mitt Romney had been a donor to NOM." Almost as silly as if they said: "The IRS, a government agency under the control of President Obama."

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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Does media matters pay you lefties much?

    This regime is good at inadversion . Like inadvertly being the least open to the public ever, inadvertly telling everyone they could keep their dr, and inadvertly spying on just about everyone.
    Evidently not otherwise they wouldn't be trying to unionize and media matters wouldn't be trying to get them not to unionize. lol
    so far media matters has resisted all attempted to let their workers unionize lol.

    ol the irony that is the extreme left.

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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post

    etc. The IRS gave them the 50K so they'd stop whining about being busted for colluding with the Romney campaign to hide his donations from the election commission and general public.
    Heh. That's a good one, right there. So if I whine enough, the IRS will pay me to shut up?

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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    According to my sources the right wing has really played this story up to conspiracy level, but the information was inadvertently leaked.
    The IRS will pay the National Organization for Marriage $50,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims the agency improperly disclosed confidential tax information, according to a consent judgment released this week.

    The group pushing for laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman had filed suit against the tax agency seeking damages for disclosure of its donors, and the $50,000 the IRS will shell out represents actual damages from the unauthorized release.

    The lawsuit stemmed from information an IRS worker sent to an individual who identified himself as a member of the media who requested it in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign, which he then sent to the pro-gay rights group Human Rights Campaign. The Huffington Post then ran a story noting a political action committee linked to Mitt Romney had been a donor to NOM.


    Read more: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com
    That is as it should be.

    DO you have a problem with this?

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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is as it should be.

    DO you have a problem with this?
    Absolutely not, the IRS ****ed up and they should pay. However, the Right had many conspiracy theories as to what happened. See the "My sources" link at the OP.


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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Absolutely not, the IRS ****ed up and they should pay. However, the Right had many conspiracy theories as to what happened. See the "My sources" link at the OP.
    I don't see a governemnt oficial, the judge, protecteing a governemnt agency, the IRS, as anything odd.

    The ruling in the court does not change reality, it is their opinión.

    A differnet judge could have easily have ruled a different way.

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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So, the IRS releases info they shouldn't and now pays for damages and this is somehow a right wing conspiracy? Between the IRS targeting conservative groups and this with a pro-traditional marriage group I as a citizen am very concerned. The IRS should not be in anything political and they certainly should exist to forward a political agenda or "punish" groups that disagree with whoever is in charge.
    The conspiracy theory is that this was an intentional release of data to harm the donors of NOM, but absolutely no evidence of intentional release exists.

    Doesn't matter, NOM is like millions in the hole and won't be around for long.
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    Re: IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't see a governemnt oficial, the judge, protecteing a governemnt agency, the IRS, as anything odd.

    The ruling in the court does not change reality, it is their opinión.

    A differnet judge could have easily have ruled a different way.
    Sorry, I don't know what your getting at.


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