Skip to comments.IRS pays $50K to anti-gay marriage group
Posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:38 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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 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.
John Eastman, NOMs chairman, claimed victory on Tuesday: Thanks to a lot of hard work, weve forced the IRS to admit that they in fact were the ones to break the law and wrongfully released this confidential information.
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Should have gone for more.
This is no victory. The employee that provided the information should no longer be an employee of the IRS and should have to pay every penny of the $50,000, not the IRS.
Make that “infinitesimal.”
Worst headline in history
Should read taxpayers pay
The IRS has nothing to pay
Taxpayers are soaked due to IRS abuse, who likely promoted the agents involved
This is what is stick in America
The IRS people should be treated like the dogs when police enter peoples back yards. At least their own finances should pay the penalty, not us collectively, though collectively we have voted for communism and loss of freedom. But, the involved goobermint personnel should be the ones forced to work the rest of their lives to pay retribution or rot in jail.
“This is no victory”
More proof of collusion between activist Democrat politicians (sometimes in unelected offices) and the media.