Skip to comments.IRS Punished Conservative Non-Profits, Perhaps Also Pro-Israel Groups (More groups Targeted)
Posted on 05/11/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT by barmag25
For more than a year the U.S. Congress has been investigating whether the Internal Revenue Service was inappropriately treating conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, or burdening such groups with requests and demands which are impermissible, as many had claimed.
Friday, May 10, the IRS person in charge of the division dealing with non-profits, Lois Lerner, apologized for actions taken by the agency which were based on political affiliation.
That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. Thats not how we go about selecting cases for further review, Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.
The IRS would like to apologize for that, she added.
How did the IRS do this? By singling out dozens of organizations for additional reviews because they included the words tea party or patriot in their exemption applications, Lerner admitted.
The Ways and Means Committee has been seeking information on precisely this activity and the IRS repeatedly denied they were targeting conservative grassroots organizations, said committee chair Dave Camp (R-MI) in response to the revelation. He announced that the committee will soon hold hearings on this now-admitted practice by the IRS.
Camp stated in a press release issued just after the admission of wrongdoing by the IRS, The IRS absolutely must be non-partisan in its enforcement of our tax laws. The admission by the agency that it targeted American taxpayers based on politics is both shocking and disappointing. The Committee on Ways and Means will thoroughly investigate this matter and will soon hold a hearing to get to the bottom of this situation. We will hold the IRS accountable for its actions.
PRO-ISRAEL GROUP SUED IRS CLAIMING TARGETING PRACTICE
While they are at it, the committee might want to ask the IRS whether their list of targets extended beyond political party discrimination. There is evidence the IRS also targeted pro-Israel groups whose positions were potentially inconsistent with the administrations.
For example, in 2010, the passionately pro-Israel organization Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS, claiming it had been told by an IRS agent that because the organization was connected to Israel, its application for tax-exempt status would receive additional scrutiny. This admission was made in response to a query about the lengthy reveiw of Z STREETs tax exempt status application.
If somebody did it somebody should pay for it.
Jail and loss of job.
One thing we do know for sure, If it was done it was done by Obamaites.
They’ve been doing this to Right wing organizations since the Clinton era of despotism, now the Republicans wake up?
Hope they rip that agency apart and expose it as the gang-banger DNC operation it is.
People really need to start using the term ‘Under color of Authority” when discussing this. Because it has legal meaning here. And makes it harder for libs to spin.
It’s on Fox news which is reporting “was known for two years”.
This was this was the impeachable offense charge which got Nixon to resign.
Sure explains my triple wammy since 2008.
What the Hell is wrong with these people? Did they really think they could get away with this?
Keep it up, IRS. Persecute a few more groups.
I am waiting for the quashed investigation into two security leaks at NASA to get legs. Seems some non citizens had some access...
Give it a day or two, the crows are gathering looking from carcass to carcass...
Not looking good for Obamacare and the IRS!
Yes they do, and they will. I am sure an apology is the best we can hope for. Some underling might get a letter of reprimand, but remember, nothing sticks to the Obamanites and nothing ever will. I wish things were different, but this is reality. The family going to
I am not sure they will get away with it.
Now Israel is in the mix
I suspect it won’t only be Tea partiers and Jews.
Who else is considered an Enemy of Jarrett
I hope you are right, but I will not hold my breath.
despicable demons from hell
Someone needs to put some together for use against denial of care and punitive monetary damages with respect to what the IRS and HHS will do to conservatives and others deemed ‘undesirable’ under 0bamacare.
It will be a kinder, gentler Bergen-Belsen situation, philosiphically speaking.
Yes it is. And it is EXACTLY what happened in these cases. It opens a whole line of prosecution and ‘public relations’ that is often avoided for some reason by politicians on the right against abuses by Democrat officials.
When Holder blew off clear violations of law by the Black Panthers, he did so ‘under color of authority”.
When Obama illegally defied court orders to resume drilling permits in the Gulf, he did so ‘Under color of Authority”
Illegal actions violating the law ‘Under color of authority are often Felonious” and as such, Impeachable.
Thanks for sharing... seems it's past time for Republicans to wake up and smell the coffee...