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IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ; Update: ABC corroborates
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Posted on 05/13/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT by chessplayer

On Saturday, we discovered that the IRS targeting of conservative groups didn’t start in 2012 and wasn’t limited to a few rogue low-level agents. Senior officials became aware of the practice at least as early as June 2011, including the top lawyer for the IRS. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that an upcoming IG report will show that the practice first began in the 2010 midterm cycle (via TPM):


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; irsscandal; irsteaparty; irstyranny; obama; obamacare; tyranny

1 posted on 05/13/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Here we thought the Won was the incarnation of Jimmy Carter. Actually, he’s the incarnation of Richard Nixon.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 7:15:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

Targets conservatives?! *whew* I thought it was something serious. I mean, shredding the constitution and using the government to torment citizens isn’t an issue if conservatives are the target.

The lapdog media will be sure the public remains blissfully unaware.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 7:16:04 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

All 150 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Councils in CA are on the IRS Watch List because of our support for Prop 8.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: brownsfan

I fear you are right. I fear that the major league scandals of this IRS thing and Benghazi are going to be completely unnoticed and that zero will leave office proclaiming the most ethical and transparent presidency in history; his 47% will believe it; and his media will repeat.

We live in rather dire times.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:26 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: txrefugee

The brains of Jimmy Carter with the ethics of Richard Nixon.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:37 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: brownsfan

You know the IRS may have targeted conservatives because just they are generally the white middle class bread earners that have worked harder and saved and invested more. It may be that they just knew the best place to siphon money to pay for ll their entitlement programs. Just a thought.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 7:22:48 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer

I’d post these articles to Facebook but I don’t want to be audited.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:00 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: chessplayer

“The 2010 Mid-Term Cycle” = The Entire 0bama Presidency.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:24:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I was audited for a stupid formality, which was easily documented. How many more of us?


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: ConservativeDude

Go to the NY Times website and read the comments following the article on this subject today.

Chilling.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:44 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: chessplayer

The IRS requested donor’s lists from these groups. You know people who feel strongly enough to cough up cash. Probably pretty handy information for the DHS.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:44 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: ConservativeDude

“We live in rather dire times.”

It’s been said over and over, Obama is the symptom, a stupid, uninterested public is the problem. It is a problem that could be mitigated with an objective media. Heck, even a slightly biased media would help the situation. A media that is totally in the tank, dishonest, and traitorous, such as our current media, is too big to conquer.

We will be forced to watch America die the death of 1000 cuts, most inflicted by the media.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: chessplayer

Why this, now? Who is behind exposing the abuses of IRS and what do they stand to gain from it?

Don’t tell me the national state-run media has all of a sudden discovered journalistic integrity...

Is this how the dog will be wagged? Expose one scandal in order to defocus the scrutiny of another one?


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:27:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:27:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: jsanders2001

“Just a thought.”

Since I don’t know for sure, I would have to acknowledge your theory is possible. But, I don’t think it’s probable. The IRS is a tempting hammer to use on opponents. When a Marxist/Chicago thug has his hands on the levers of power, this type of abuse is to be expected.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:29:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Bob Buchholz

“The brains of Jimmy Carter with the ethics of Richard Nixon.”

also the sophistication of Johnson
with the ethics of the Clintons
and the common touch of the Kennedys


17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:33:21 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: Jim Noble

Left wing blogs saying the same thing,,,that the IRS should target anyone on the right who disagrees with obama about anything.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: txrefugee

Close- he has the brains of jimmy Carter and the ethics of Richard Nixon

At least he didn’t have 900 FBI files delivered to him like the Clinton’s did. (what did they want with them again?)


19 posted on 05/13/2013 7:42:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: crusadersoldier

Interesting, I was audited last year for the years 2009 & 2010. I always thought it was because of my wife’s in home business. Now I am trying to remember if I gave any money to a Tea Party group. I had a Tea party bumper sticker on my old pickup truck. The IRS office is on the other side of the parking lot from us. Must be a coincidence.

I also had a bumper sticker that said: Toyota Tacoma, Official Vehicle of the Taliban.

Some people just do not have a sense of humor.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:45:35 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: chessplayer
We don't have a commander-in-chief.

We have a community organizer-in-chief.

This is what community organizers do.

21 posted on 05/13/2013 7:46:11 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: Uncle Miltie

I have been quite vocal about this regime, through various channels, and the IRS has been paying particular attention to my returns for the last couple of years.

I dont know if these things are correlated, but I gotta wonder, now.

that said, I wont shut my mouth.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 7:49:36 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: chessplayer

This is how Chicago politics works. Yeah, it’s ugly but it gets the job done. You make people offers they can’t refuse.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 7:54:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: chessplayer

The FBI attended our first

The FBI attended many of our meetings, including the First Tea Party Tax Day sign-up. They were at many of other gatherings.

Guess this was okay to do.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 9:38:52 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I was audited for a stupid formality, which was easily documented. How many more of us?

You can put me on the harassment list. Not the audited list. Was assessed penalties over 10 large just because I filed paper work late. All taxes due had been paid. This was fall of 2011. They basically hit me with every possible penalty they could. Nothing generally sinister with that. However, the penalty letters arrived on a Friday via the mail. The date on each letter however was 4-5 days in the future. A date that just happened to be my birthday. Can not see any justifiable reason why the IRS would send out post dated letters.

The IRS just wanted to say happy birthday, I guess.

25 posted on 05/13/2013 12:11:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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