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IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 2012 election
Washington Post ^ | May 10, 9:46 AM | AP

Posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:04 AM PDT by DBCJR

Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; fascism; fascists; hitlist; irs; loislerner; target; teaparty

1 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT by DBCJR
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To: DBCJR
So who's going to jail?
2 posted on 05/10/2013 8:16:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly


3 posted on 05/10/2013 8:18:04 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: DBCJR

Glenn Beck is talking about this right now.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 8:18:56 AM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: RightGeek

bump


5 posted on 05/10/2013 8:18:58 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Going to jail? I’d settle for someone being fired. OK, written up.

OK, so they issued a fake apology. Nothing will come of this.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 8:20:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So who's going to jail?

The leaker, of course.

7 posted on 05/10/2013 8:20:51 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DBCJR
I'm suspicious whenever the MSM shows uncharacteristic honesty.

I'd be willing to bet this goes much higher than 'low level staffers' in Cincinnati.

8 posted on 05/10/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So who's going to jail?

Hear, hear!

9 posted on 05/10/2013 8:22:22 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: DBCJR

Didn’t Hitler do this?


10 posted on 05/10/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: DBCJR

They did their job. The election is over. Yeah, now they’re sorry.

Where was the oversight? Who - exactly - was responsible? This wasn’t some arcane law being interpreted, or some confusing new law, this was willful, spiteful political hardball deliberately played.

Who ordered it? Who oversaw it? Who allowed it to continue? How was it “discovered”? Why was it “discovered” only after the fact?


11 posted on 05/10/2013 8:23:50 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Obadiah

And remember, these people will be enforcing ObamaCare.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: DBCJR


13 posted on 05/10/2013 8:28:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Navy Patriot

Another whistleblower will get a demotion.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Obadiah

And does anyone believe that this isn’t still going on?


15 posted on 05/10/2013 8:30:17 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: DBCJR

Is there evil in a government agency which has the power to punish people who disagree with the government? Only if you truly believe in truth, justice, the American way of life and God. I’d say that that list of attributes would definitely put you on the “kill” list. There is a major political “tug of war” not too far down the road that this country is treading. My only prayer is that the “good” people of this country prevail and that those who would destroy us be vanquished.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 8:31:05 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: DBCJR

And STILL....
...None dare to call it fascism.

Remember how those who mentioned this last year were called “CWAZY!!!”, and quite likely racists??


17 posted on 05/10/2013 8:35:37 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

talk like that will get you stationed in Benghazi.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Going to jail? I’d settle for someone being fired. OK, written up.

OK, so they issued a fake apology. Nothing will come of this.

Even worse is that they fingered some low level Mooks instead of taking responsibility....


19 posted on 05/10/2013 8:44:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: A. Morgan

I”m re-registering as a democrat. This government will stop at no end to take the opposition down


20 posted on 05/10/2013 8:47:13 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: woodenickel

Thats not a bad idea

Plus you can start to receive opposition intel - and vote in their primaries

We should ALL do that


21 posted on 05/10/2013 8:47:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: davisfh

Let’s see...the IRS is the enforcement arm for Obama Care.

If you’re a senior and want medical care, you’d better be a registered democrat and never contribute money to a republican or a conservative group.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT by damper99
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To: aimhigh

And the death panels would NEVER decide who get medical care based on party affiliation!

Never!

(hint: when you reach 65 REGISTER as a democrap)


23 posted on 05/10/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: DBCJR

If the Organization was listed as Muslim or Islam, no problem...


24 posted on 05/10/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: skeeter

[[I’m suspicious whenever the MSM shows uncharacteristic honesty.]]

The ONLY reason they are being ‘honest’ about it is because they know that ‘lower level’ peopel will get the ax and America wil think the MSM was o nthe job the whoel time rooting otu corruption- The IRs is already settign hte stage for shiftign hte blame and deflecting it away fro mour dear leader


25 posted on 05/10/2013 8:51:58 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Obadiah

[[Where was the oversight? Who - exactly - was responsible? ]]

Better yet, where is lindsay graham, McCain DEMANDING an investigation?


26 posted on 05/10/2013 8:52:50 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: damper99

you’d still be fine to donate to Goober Graham or Juan McStain.

might even get you an EITC check.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: DBCJR

Who directed the IRS to do this? I’m sure the excuse will be that some “rogue” employees did this on their own.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: davisfh

[[There is a major political “tug of war” not too far down the road that this country is treading. My only prayer is that the “good” people of this country prevail and that those who would destroy us be vanquished.]]

not gonna happen, we will go the route of so many countries befoere us and simply cave in and surrender- We saw a MASSIVE surrender i nthis last election as peopel went to the polls with hteir greedy little hands stuck out saying “Big Gobmint- Gimme some money- gimme lots of freebies- stick it to the ‘rich guys’ and gimme theri money”- There was no way in the world dear leader shoudl have won another 4 years, but apaprently this country turned too self-centered top give a crap abotu anyone else- and so you iwll see us devolve into servitude under a tyranical govenrment that WILL take advantage of our apathy


29 posted on 05/10/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So who’s going to jail?

No one..
No Fault Big Gubamint ‘Rules’


30 posted on 05/10/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Mr. K; woodenickel
We should ALL do that

There is only one party with two pretend labels, anyway - rather than trying to repair the irreparably damaged Republican label, it's a lot easier for conservatives to use the MSM Pre-Approved Democrat label to win elections. The Communists have been doing it for decades - why can't we?

And the beauty of it is, the Left can't easily reverse course - they are all in with the Democrat label equalling Public Trust. Just watch them try to attack a black conservative Democrat in a primary against a typical white male Yellow Dog Boss Hogg lookalike. :)

31 posted on 05/10/2013 9:04:42 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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And she never said that they were going to stop the practice they’re just sorry they got caught.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: DBCJR

Our affirmative action president has proven to be Nixon with a suntan, but without the foreign policy bones.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 9:54:13 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: DBCJR

No will get get fired over this, and no one will go to jail. Just a meaningless, worthless, token apology.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 11:04:18 AM PDT by grundle
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To: DBCJR

APOLOGY NOT accepted.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 11:08:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DBCJR

Henceforthy apply as “Party To Promote Obama” and then file a DBA (Doing Business As) for fundraising. I think that would work but check with an attorney or something.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: DBCJR; theothercheek; Red Steel; GreatOne; Spaulding; AJFavish; holdonnow; David; jazminerose; ...
This question is primarily directed to the FR attorneys out there, although input is always welcome from anyone:

What are the possibilities for the offended Tea Party and/or groups to sue the IRS in federal court for violation of First Amendment and federal statutory rights, given the obvious fact that the IRS engaged in deliberate retaliation for the groups' political views? ( Bivens action?)

37 posted on 05/11/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
FLASHBACK 2009: Obama Jokes About IRS Auditing Political Enemies
38 posted on 05/11/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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