Skip to comments.Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups
Posted on 06/27/2013 8:02:10 AM PDT by Beave Meister
Refuting Democratic suggestions that progressive groups were also swept up in the IRS probe of the tax status of Tea Party organizations, the Treasury Department's inspector general has revealed that just six progressive groups were targeted compared to 292 conservative groups.
In a letter to congressional Democrats, the inspector general also said that 100 percent of Tea Party groups seeking special tax status were put under IRS review, while only 30 percent of the progressive groups felt the same pressure.
The Wednesday letter to the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee punched a huge hole in Democratic claims that progressive groups were targeted as much as the Tea Party groups from May 2010-May 2012, the height of the Tea Party movement.
The letter from the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that there just weren't many progressive groups who even sought special tax exempt status. A total of 20 sought it, and six were probed. All 292 Tea Party groups, meanwhile, were part of the IRS witchhunt.
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Because these CRIMINALS are planning to win,
including “executing” their opponents by ObamaCARE.
Why aren't WE getting their addresses and showing up at their houses with pitchforks and torches?
Why aren’t these people doing the perp walk?
Taking it to the top...
Because Republicans are too busy following Obamas order for a immigration bill. Completely disgusting. Never again will I give the GOP, ANY CANDIDATE, money. Never again.
Because we no longer have a Republican party but a RINO party where the RINOs cower into a fetal position and grovel anytime the Treason party snaps its fingers. It’s why we have an admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected communist as President and why he and his minions get away with crap like this every single day. We have freakin’ eunuchs posing as Republicans, it’s pathetic.
* the dem groups saying they were pressured are lying
* any dem group that may have been pressured must have had a word in their title that gave the IRS a hint of conservatism
Or they didn’t kick back enough money or contract out to the right workers.
America's First Third World President!
Barack and his ilk would just as soon as confiscate Conservative's weapons and put 'em all on a reservation.
Any identified progressive group that was “targeted” was targeted for fast track approval.
Was there anything unusual about the 6 “progressive” groups that got them special treatment? Were they groups that weren’t friendly to the administration?
Well, that proves they were equal opportunity harassers, then.
The six progressive groups made the mistake of using conservative-sounding names.
Why no perp walks?
We live in an Age of No Fault Gubamint y’know enabled by RINOs and commies..
EXACTLY. This is the bottom line. 0bama should be KICKED OUT OF OFFICE. This is FAR worse than Nixon's men merely stealing the Democrats' campaign strategy document from a Watergate hotel room. The 'IRS targeting by' team 0bama is ten times worse than Watergate.
GOV'T SANCTIONED VOTER SUPPRESSION at it's WORST and the CongressCritters need to be shouting this from the rooftops!
“The six progressive groups made the mistake of using conservative-sounding names.
You know, you could be right. I’d love to know the names of the six groups that were allegedly targeted, and I’d also like to know how long it took the IRS to approve or disapprove (yeah, sure) those six groups. More information needed here, House Committee. Investigate this.