Skip to comments.IRS Warned Employees Not to Target 501(c)4 Donors in 2011
Posted on 05/13/2013 5:31:14 AM PDT by Perdogg
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted on May 10 that low level staff in its Cincinnati office, supposedly not motivated by political bias, targeted 75 conservative tax-exempt organizations, including many Tea Party organizations applying for exemption under Section 501(c)4 of the tax code. The groups were singled out for audit and investigation because they used the names Tea Party and Patriot. Yet in July 2011, the IRS had warned employees to drop audits of donors to similar 501(c)4 organizations.
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Low Level = Affirmative action Employees?
Obama voters in the IRS?
This is incredible. I hope they terminate anyone who participated in this. Low level???? HA!
Acorn plants... they haven’t gone away.
Absolutely impossible for low level folks to do this without a command from the top.
“To [proudly and unapologetically] keep Obama in President”
I want those employees subpoenaed by Congress, and before they testify, make it very clear what will happen if they lie.
I don’t believe they did it on their own. If they insist they did, fire them.
Its a hate crime , a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The IRS also was instructed to BOTL for Jewish Organizations as well. based on race.
A special prosecutor needs to be appointed.
Democrats tend to gravitate towards government jobs because of their ideology.
They also love the idea of not being accountable and being promoted based on their ideology.
“How stupid do they think we are??”
“Absolutely impossible for low level folks to do this without a command from the top.”
Low level IRS employee:
GS 12 and beow...
not motivated by political bias.
Right. I’m waiting for the revelation of all the commie groups they targeted.
This sounds like the question leading up to Nicholson’s famouse speech in “a few good men”....tell me Colonel, If you gave an order that Santiago wasn’t to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would he be indanger, why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?
On in this case, why would the IRS issue orders to not target certain 501’s and then have some low level guys do what they wanted to do?
In general the employees are GS12 and above (equivalent ~ since USPS has its own paygrade structure).
These are not folks at the bottom of the federal heap ~ probably have college degrees, several years experience, can read and write well, audit your returns ~ that'd be part of their experience package, and could likely run a business.
What they are not is APPOINTEES. What I'd like to know is what sort of 'low level' the big dogs in DC are referring to. Do they mean, perhaps, the Regional Director? Now he'd be an appointee, but low level only in reference to the guys in DC.
Fur Shur he or she was not a clerk typist, or file clerk, or custodian!
I hate to admit it but the Benghazi hearings aren’t going to amount to much. But this crap at the IRS, on the other hand, could be enough to really make the administration squirm.
My aunt and uncle (God rest their souls) were IRS and Postal employees, respectively, and they were staunch democrats. They had a kind of pride of being on the right side of humanity, that the forces they worked for was the power to right societal wrongs. They had this kind of pride, just like you see democrats in DC today, their’s is the righteous power to mold and make the little people behave as they think best. Obama is using the IRS to lord it over the rest of us... make no mistake, his acorn people will be driving the IRS bulldozer by next year... Obamacare will plough America under.
Is it any wonder that Nuland and Kennedy, career employees in the State Department, defended the WH and Hillary? We may have reached the point where career employees are decidedly partisan and will use the power of government to further political interests.
I have no doubt that the political appointees set the tone, but I doubt the career employees had to be forced to do their bidding. Something is changing. I say that as someone who worked for the federal government for 36 years.
Low level IRS employee:GS 12 and beow...
Nope: It was not a spontaneous outpouring against conservatism at the G12 level:
“The investigation also revealed that a high-ranking IRS official knew as early as mid-2011 that conservative groups were being inappropriately targetednearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a congressional committee the agency wasn’t targeting conservative groups.”
See Wall Street Journal “Wider Problems at the IRS.”:
The indications are that the WHite House insisted on BOTL ( be on the outlook) guidelines as required by the Obama Campaign and its fascist administration.
This BOTL was also done against Jewish Groups, clearly a Hate Crime Violation of the Civil Rights Act.
Special Prosecutor Needed. I vote for Tom DeLay.
Yeah, sure, right.
Some low level government drone will be thrown under the Obama Bus,publicly but will quietly be given another government agency job and nothing further will come of this.
I believe you are right.
I find it rather difficult to believe that any middle managers in the Federal Government are capable of running businesses, and as for college degrees, wouldn’t those be required as baseline?
Over half of the irs is affirmative action employees. The irs is a great big welfare program masquerading as a government agency.
"Now remember - we don't treat homophobes, Islamophobes, Bitter Clingers,
patriots and filthy Obama haters any differently than people we actually like."
I hope somebody follows the form used to question the organization. In the Government all forms used must go through an approval process. It is given a number. Did these forms have that number? If so, than a reviewer would have to have approved it and that reviewer would be at a high level. Regardless, who created the form? That might give some input into the whole who dunnit!
Good pick !
Conservatives are seen as threats to most government workers. It has been a long indoctrination process and it is nearing completion with the enthusiastic support of media and grant seekers.
Somebody needs to get these “low level” employee’s before a Special Prosecutor with pending charges of “abuse of Government power”. I think they will admit who put them up to this.
They were targeted for using the term “Patriot”? I know quite a few members of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and they use that title for one another.
I hope the pResident did not order them targeted too.
“Low life” obama... “low level” was a mis-speak.
If we take the low level at face value, then this to me is even more scary that a high level conspiracy. This means that the IRS is full of fascist Brown Shirts that will do the left’s bidding without being told to....
Civil Rights Violation.
First Amendment suppression.
Yup. This SHOULD be big.
Will Holder prosecute the IRS?
(Sorry, we know the answer on that one...)
The 75 organizations ought to individually sue the IRS and Holder (if he fails to prosecute.)
The low level IRS employees did this....anyone believe that??
Their union was pushing, raising funds, campaigning for 0bama in 2008 and 2012. It may not have been an agency order, but a malicious union. Everybody is going to look at the agency...and the union thugs will walk.
Who is Colleen M. Kelley and how powerful of a union leader is she?
Who is John Galt?
No, he will not prosecute the IRS.
The IRS will be found “innocent.”
Going after the IRS is barking up the wrong tree.
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The very FACT that it targets "Republicans Only"....spells OBAMA and his minions.
Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the Nation of Indonesia.
“Terminate” as in job or the real termination? I would be happy with the latter, myself.
Of course the Obama administration is behind it, but I firmly believe that career civil service employees have taken sides. This is far more ominous than just political pressure from above. I say this from personal experience.
Of course the unionized employees will fight against anyone talking about lower taxes and smaller gov’t, because that means less workers and wages for them. I used to work in a public employee union office and they would do anything to bring down anyone that was friendly to taxpayers.
The typical Postmaster General is usually a businessman ~ my favorite was Bobby Tisch ~ gave me more pay raises than I can count. Klassen wasn't too bad in that regard either. Sometimes you have a career government employee ~ our best Postmaster General in a century was Bill Bolger.
These folks all have subordinates, and many of them come from business and industry, some from the government, some from inside USPS ~ and all the way down.
My immediate boss for over a decade had been at USPS then went out to IBM and then came back ~ supposed to have given him some fresh ideas.
The average age of entry into a federal government job is 35, not 19 as in the private sector.
Describe for us how you get a job at IRS
They used memoranda.
Let’s shut down the USPS and give all the hardworking government employees a chance to demonstrate their skills in the private sector...
IRS commissioner to all employees:
As much as I hate the tea party groups and think they should be given a full body cavity search of an audit, under no circumstances do I want any IRS agent to do that.
Furthermore, as much as I would like to promote any IRS agent harrassing repulicans or conservatives, I want to be perfectly clear that this agency will severely frown on any of these actions.
Depending on what lie they want to tell, their response will be that, 'oh, no, that was in that other group where it's OK'.
This has already happened.
The other element of confusion ~ purposely fostered by the Obama regime ~ is whether or not these 'audits' involved audits of currently active new applications for filing status, or audits of previously approved applications!
BIG DIFFERENCE THERE!
Prepare for more lies.
I"m going to guess this is really about a quite ordinary and recurring audit process imposed by Treasury Department itself, not internal to IRS, and someone diddled with it a bit to focus on organizations of interest only to him and his buddies in the Democrat party campaign machinery.
That way the 'low level' employees would not realize what was going on.
BTW, people who process large numbers of applications over time develop expertise in the types of groups, so you might have an employee who always does Baptist churches, and another who does Colleges and Universities, yet someone else who does Hobby Clubs, or organizations with a chapter structure. Nothing unusual in that ~ which is why a 'low level' employee actually doing the reviews would not necessarily detect wrong doing by a higher level gub'mnt agent dictating which cases were going to be subject to review.
And again, from Obama's perspective even a Regional Director is a 'low level employee'
http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Search-for-Charities There’s a list of every 501(C)3 and 501(C)4 organization online for everybody to search if they wish. No special sort needs to be done internally. In fact, Soetaro hissef’ can access this through the privacy of his own BlackBerry! ~~~~ ANYBODY CAN DO IT!!!!