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Tea party groups threaten to sue IRS
Politico ^ | May 13, 2013 | Lauren French

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT by grundle

Tea party groups on Monday are threatening to sue the Internal Revenue Service after the agency admitted last week that it wrongly targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

“We are looking at it pretty seriously,” said Dan Backer, a lawyer who represents a half dozen conservative groups targeted by the IRS, including Combat Veterans Training Group and TheTeaParty.net. “Given the sheer scope of maleficence at the IRS, there may be a legal recourse.”

Backer said the IRS asked some of his clients for donor lists and extensive information from their Facebook pages.

The IRS said on Friday that it inappropriately subjected groups applying for nonprofit status to extra scrutiny if their applications included terms such as “tea party” or “patriot.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; irs; specialprosecutor; teaparty; tyranny

1 posted on 05/13/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Meanwhile, back at the farm in Bengahzi ....


2 posted on 05/13/2013 12:09:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: grundle

Why has the Infernal Revenue Service jumped out front with this?
Why is the lsm reporting this?

My suspicion is running high. My first thought is that this is to get in front of (and distract from) something much worse.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:10:48 PM PDT by CPO retired
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To: CPO retired

this is a pretty bad thing to admit...so given this Administration..there is much more lurking somewhere


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: grundle
Tea Party Groups Threaten To Sue IRS

Precisely what left-wing groups would be doing if the IRS admitted to intimidation tactics at the behest of a Republican administration.

I would only note the words of a freeper who's name has unfortunately escaped me:

"You don't threaten to sue, you sue. Then, you threaten not to withdraw the lawsuit."

5 posted on 05/13/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: grundle

Why don’t they hire Judicial Watch for all the good it will do.

The government has the courts doing their biding so it would be a waste of time.

Maybe one of the Tea Party members could look up what prompted the Founders to get upset enough with the government and see if we have reached that point yet. [hint, the point is long past]


6 posted on 05/13/2013 12:16:24 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: grundle

Why ‘threaten’?

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:17:41 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: grundle; All

IRS scandal and Benghai scandal important

but ask yourself why is the media finally covering benghazi and Obama’s IRS tyranny? why why for the fist time EVER?

Ill tell you why because they are sneaking the immigration/amnesty bill through congress and they know they can kill America with that bill

Rush et all should cover the immigration bill too as well IRS and benghazi


8 posted on 05/13/2013 12:18:43 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Steely Tom

I wish... and I know what that will get me...

that the _individuals_ making the decisions to do targeted harassment
would be personally, individually, civilly re$pon$ible for their decisions.

But, alas... it’ll be “the IRS” that gets sued, and even if they lose, it’s the taxpayer that’s on the hook, not the political hacks that did this.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 12:18:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle; All

IRS scandal and Benghai scandal important

but ask yourself why is the media finally covering benghazi and Obama’s IRS tyranny? why why for the fist time EVER?

I’ll tell you why because they are sneaking the immigration/amnesty bill through congress and they know they can kill America with that bill

Rush and all of us should cover the immigration bill too as well IRS and benghazi


10 posted on 05/13/2013 12:20:35 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: grundle

Good luck with that...


11 posted on 05/13/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: CPO retired

Same here. Many of us are extremely suspicious of the timing in all of this.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 12:27:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: grundle

Sue. Give the IRS hell.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 12:28:39 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: grundle

SWEET!!!!!!


14 posted on 05/13/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Vendome

” Meanwhile, back at the farm in Bengahzi ....”

Yeah.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 12:28:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: CPO retired

The IRS is a sideshow to the Benghazi hearings which are a sideshow to the Immigration Bill snaking its way through the legislative branch.

Bamster’s problem is that the IRS sideshow’s blown up into something worse than what they expected, and Benghazi is getting legs as well.

I would bet that a reanimation of a gun control bill will come to fruition shortly, all under the cover of scandal.

All tolled, Rush is right (again). Obama is NEVER responsible for the negatives and always responsible for the positives. He’s literally a Teflon president.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 12:31:32 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: grundle

Sue the IRS? Seriously, good luck with that.

Better yet, how about we elect representatives that will abolish wage slavery by repealing the 16th Amendment?

100 years of this effing feces is long enough... It’s not taking the nation in the right direction... and thus NOT providing for the “general Welfare” of “THE UNITED STATES”... theft under color of law it actually HARMING the “general Welfare”.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: grundle

The IRS scam may have been run and back-pocketed for diversionary purposes in case something like Bengazi happened. It did and here we are.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: grundle

Sue them!


19 posted on 05/13/2013 12:56:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: grundle; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; theothercheek; AJFavish; American Constitutionalist; ...
The agency has maintained that although its actions were inappropriate, laws weren’t broken.

Any kind of government retaliation against an individual or private organization for that individual's expression of views on matters of public policy is a violation of that individual or organization's First Amendment right to freedom of speech!!!

Then, too, there are probably specific federal statutes forbidding the IRS from engaging in activities aimed at harming or intimidating private individuals or groups based on their political and public policy positions.

So what the IRS was doing and admitted to doing was a violation of both the Constitution - the supreme law of the land - and federal statutes. Of course, these Tea Party and "Patriot" groups, as well as any other groups treated in similar fashion by the IRS, have good cause to sue and should sue!!!

20 posted on 05/13/2013 1:11:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Wurlitzer; All
The government has the courts doing their biding so it would be a waste of time.

That's true to a large extent, but there still some decent federal judges out there (many appointed by Reagan) so the plaintiffs might get lucky.

21 posted on 05/13/2013 1:15:33 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: grundle

geez, don’t the folks on the RIGHT learn anything from the enviro wackos and acorns?? If you sue, the gov agency will fold like a house of cards and give you way more money than you can imagine to “settle” then your lawyers can do it 5 more times and begin to support their favorite party. Wake up and follow a well used system. How do you think the sierra club and it’s friends are so rich??


22 posted on 05/13/2013 1:36:42 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: grundle

All I can say is “Please do.” and invite the Jewish organizations and the Constitutional organizations to join you.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 1:38:10 PM PDT by tiki
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To: grundle

Make it MASSIVE!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 2:04:34 PM PDT by nomad
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To: RummyChick
I know the republicRATS can`t, but WE can do two things at the same time.
25 posted on 05/13/2013 2:07:16 PM PDT by nomad
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