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Treasury: 292 Tea-Party Groups Targetedů6 Progressive Groups
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-13 | Curt

Posted on 06/27/2013 9:11:57 AM PDT by Starman417

obama tyranny irs

Let's see. Six progressive groups were flagged for extra scrutiny by the IRS, while out of 292 tea party groups that applied for special tax-exempt status ALL 292 groups were flagged.

Naw....nothing to see here. Move along.

Inspector General Russell George:

“Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012,” George wrote in the letter obtained by The Hill.

The inspector general also stressed that 100 percent of the groups with “Tea Party,” “patriots” and “9/12” in their name were flagged for extra attention.

“While we have multiple sources of information corroborating the use of Tea Party and other related criteria we described in our report, including employee interviews, e-mails and other documents, we found no indication in any of these other materials that ‘progressives’ was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention,” George wrote to Levin, the top Democrat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee…

George’s letter says that the “progressive” identifier on BOLO lists was not in a section used for selecting potential political cases, and that the IRS had developed inappropriate criteria to flag Tea Party applicants as potentially political.

So why was the new IRS director, and special Obama buddy, Danny Werfel, out and about trying to spread misinformation?

Why, because that's what the Obama administration does best.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; corruption; criminalpresident; democrats; govtabuse; irs; irsbrownshirts; irsscandals; liberalfascism; obama; scandals; tyranny

1 posted on 06/27/2013 9:11:57 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

292 vs. 6? Cracks me up how HuffPo says “liberal groups were also targeted”. LOL!


2 posted on 06/27/2013 9:28:04 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

NPR has them beat. NPR wants to investigate why the targeted progressive groups weren’t mentioned when the story first broke! The REAL scandal!


3 posted on 06/27/2013 9:37:00 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Starman417

We cannot let this one die. If it was a Republican Administration this would lead all newscasts for 6 months.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Starman417
Mostly, this was a policy which targeted conservative groups. However, from a PR standpoint, Issa screwed everything up by trying to cover up the fact that the policy also targeted some "progressive" groups. Issa really should have known that all these facts would come out eventually.

But, still, there can be no denying that that most of the targeting involved conservative, Tea Party groups.

5 posted on 06/27/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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