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RaiderH8r 05-10-2013 10:02 AM

IRS Admits it Targeted Conservative Groups
 
The complaints by conservatives that they were being singled out for scrutiny by the IRS turns out to be true.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...y.html?hpid=z1

blaise 05-10-2013 10:37 AM

I don't know. This was probably on Drudge, so just better ignore it.

RaiderH8r 05-10-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by blaise (Post 9673066)
I don't know. This was probably on Drudge, so just better ignore it.

It's also on WaPo's homepage. That's gotta count for something, right?

blaise 05-10-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by RaiderH8r (Post 9673086)
It's also on WaPo's homepage. That's gotta count for something, right?

Doesn't matter. Also on Drudge, therefore irrelevant.

RaiderH8r 05-10-2013 10:51 AM

I guess the fact that another agency is singling out law abiding citizens for persecution based solely on their political beliefs and speech is nothing new in the Obamanation.

alpha_omega 05-10-2013 11:59 AM

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...In a statement, the IRS said the screening occurred by career employees in Cincinnati who, between 2010 and 2012, were seeking to centralize work related to tax exempt organizations. The agency said that while it made errors, they were not politically motivated...
They aren't really admitting what the headline leads us to believe. All they are really saying is that we made a clerical error.

ptlyon 05-10-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by alpha_omega (Post 9673261)
They aren't really admitting what the headline leads us to believe. All they are really saying is that we made a clerical error.

Yeah, life is just chock full of "clerical errors"

FD 05-10-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by alpha_omega (Post 9673261)
They aren't really admitting what the headline leads us to believe. All they are really saying is that we made a clerical error.

In any event it requires a full investigation, and in all likelihood some heads will roll.

mikey23545 05-10-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by alpha_omega (Post 9673261)
They aren't really admitting what the headline leads us to believe. All they are really saying is that we made a clerical error.

My God, you're pathetic...

Just wait another year or two. Obamacare will be used as a reason to further crack down on enemies of the state, and guess who has been named as the enforcers for that - that's right, the IRS, the only government institution which does not require warrants or probable cause to frog-march you out of your own house whenever it sees fit...

KChiefer 05-10-2013 03:26 PM

If you drive around in a car with "Cops are Pigs" painted on it, do you think you'll draw some extra attention from police?

blaise 05-10-2013 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by alpha_omega (Post 9673261)
They aren't really admitting what the headline leads us to believe. All they are really saying is that we made a clerical error.

Not really. The IRS said it was "not appropriate". That indicates more than a clerical error. They also said it was an error in judgment and "insensitive". Clerical errors wouldn't normally be considered poor judgement. They'd be considered errors.
There's nothing misleading about the title, really.
Jay Carney said it was "inappropriate". If anyone is presenting it as something it's not it's you. You're making it look like they just entered keystrokes incorrectly.

petegz28 05-10-2013 09:15 PM

WH blames Bush.....seriously

tiptap 05-11-2013 06:08 AM

The same man from the Bush Administration is still in charge in the Obama administration. That only shows that in big agencies the person at the top does not always initiate wrong doing. This was clearly wrong to single out such groups based upon their having "tea" in their name. There are no indications that any of these groups were refused tax free status just were required to jump through extra hoops to get that status which is wrong and unlawful.

Bewbies 05-11-2013 08:21 AM

The IRS is the weapon the government has to used against the people. Good thing Obamacare gives them more power!!

Radar Chief 05-11-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by KChiefer (Post 9673751)
If you drive around in a car with "Cops are Pigs" painted on it, do you think you'll draw some extra attention from police?

And if you got pulled over for that it would be called "harassment", which is illegal.


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