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IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made'
Politico ^ | 14 May 2013 | LAUREN FRENCH

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:26:18 AM PDT by mandaladon

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Mistakes? The IRS committed a crime, not a mistake. It is amusing the way these idiots use phrases to just write off their premeditated crimes. Like "what does it matter, now?". I want prison terms for these criminal acts.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 7:26:18 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

“Mistakes?”

Didn’t Homeland Security also brand those organizations as “hostile”? Perhaps the link is there and those dots need to be corrected.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:28:18 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

“Mistakes were made, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation,” he wrote.”

So thats the story your going with eh?......good luck with that.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: mandaladon

“Mistakes were made” is an expression that is commonly used as a rhetorical device, whereby a speaker acknowledges that a situation was handled poorly or inappropriately but seeks to evade any direct admission or accusation of responsibility by using the passive voice, which allows for the deletion of the agent (the person who made the mistakes). The acknowledgement of “mistakes” is framed in an abstract sense, with no direct reference to who made the mistakes. An active voice construction might be along the lines of “I made mistakes” or “John Doe made mistakes.” The speaker neither accepts personal responsibility nor accuses anyone else. The word “mistakes” also does not imply intent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistakes_were_made


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:29:49 AM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: V_TWIN

Funny how minority groups seem to have escaped the IRSs rather...................weird. /s/


6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

This asshat is what we would call a brilliant observer.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:22 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: V_TWIN

rather = rath


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:30:43 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: mandaladon

Americans should just accept the “apology” and shut the hell up, right Stevie boy? We’re too stupid to understand all of this. It was done “for the children” right Stevie?


9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:31:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: mandaladon

No, harassment by the government of Barack Milhouse Obama’s enemies has been documented. It is against the law and IRS employees should be tried for this crime. This is nothing that another lame “apology” by Big Government can fix.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mandaladon
IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made'

Translation: "We got caught."

11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: mandaladon

Millers head on a stick!


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mandaladon

Passive voice is despised.

And.... mistakes my ass!! Does this guy really think we’re stupid enough to believe this was an accident, even though only conservative groups were targeted?


13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:32:55 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: mandaladon

Right..”I am sorry your honor that I absent mindedly walked into the bank with a hood over my face and a gun accidently in my hands mistakenly demanding money from scared tellers. I deeply regret this. May I go now?”


14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:33:14 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: mandaladon

Mistakes?

Steve Miller, The Joker


15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:33:40 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: mandaladon

Clearly we need to mount a campaign for “Political Intimidation Reform”


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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“they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation”

... what do you say to such a blatant falsehood?

What else could they have been?


17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:34:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon
Miller blamed the mistakes on a "shortcut" the agency used to centralize the thousands of applications for tax-exempt status the agency received in the run-up to the 2012 election.

Shortcut? Okay. Let's see the list of left-wing groups who wound up getting 'shortcut'. And you can provide that information today, Mr. Miller.

18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: mandaladon

19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: mandaladon

Good post. Everybody who reads or listens to news should be aware of that. I remember seeing that collection of weasel words being ridiculed some 30 years ago.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:04 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Ah, the old third-person “acknowledgement of wrongdoing” - must get tiring stiff-arming that much...


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:34 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: mandaladon

Indeed. Doing something on purpose can’t by any stretch of the imagination be called a “mistake”!

That trivializes the criminal activity that they need to be prosecuted for. Someone needs to find the courage to start making heads roll in all these illegal activities that the Keystone Kops have been perpetrating since they got into office!

NOW!


22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:40 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: mandaladon

Just following orders from the big mistake in the White House.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:52 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: mandaladon
IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made',

Woah, not so quick there Steven! The facts are not all in just yet. Talking points need to be drafted up. Agency reviews need to be done. Equitable interdepartmental agency exposure needs to be considered. Phones need to be tapped. Some video producers who make TEA party videos need to be rounded up and incarcerated. Talk shows need to be booked.

Governing is not as simple as telling something to the public which is based on one man's truth.

24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:11 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it”. Pope John Paul II.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

It was a mistake to get caught.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:36:41 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: mandaladon

Mr. Miller is about to take a bullet for the Don.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:37:41 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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Is it a mistake to use a short rope on a tall tree?

Nope, the IRS has burned itself with this one, and I won’t be happy until they are completely emasculated.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 7:39:41 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: mandaladon

In the immortal words of Vice-President Biden, this is a “big f*cking deal”. Everyone has negative feelings about the IRS and the fact that they were abusing their authority for political purposes is not something people are going to forget anytime soon. Plus, unlike the Benghazi hearings, this has got the Democrats in Congress forced to act just as outraged as the Republicans are. This is something that will get hung around Obama’s neck for months to come and may well last into the 2014 elections.


29 posted on 05/14/2013 7:40:38 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Steve Miller, The Joker

"He makes his living off the peoples' taxes."

30 posted on 05/14/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon
“Mistakes were made, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation,” he wrote.

Translation: OK, so what, I've got immunity, now leave me alone and go away.

31 posted on 05/14/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: mandaladon

It is time for a tax where there is no IRS.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: V_TWIN

I live in the South. It is a well known fact that most of the black churches are openly political. I have a 2008 cell phone photo I took of a church sign instructing passers by to vote for Obama.

Now, had a white church tried that........


33 posted on 05/14/2013 7:41:23 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: jagusafr

Someone screwed up but I don’t know who excuse...Just another Obama “teachable moment”.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 7:41:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mandaladon

Reuters is reporting that senior officials knew of the targeting as early as August 2011. This was denied by Shulman to Congress in March 2012. The IRS claims in a statement the Acting Commissioner Shulman wasn’t informed until May 2012.

(Bet there is a lot of “acting” going on.)

http://news.yahoo.com/senior-u-tax-officials-knew-extra-tea-party-011241858.html


35 posted on 05/14/2013 7:42:03 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: The_Media_never_lie

A white church with a sign saying to vote for Obama would have gotten a pass as well.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 7:42:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: freeangel
Didn’t Homeland Security also brand those organizations as “hostile”? Perhaps the link is there and those dots need to be corrected.

RICO! Haul Big Sis before the Congressional Committee too.

37 posted on 05/14/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mandaladon

The irs is a big welfare program. Most of its employees are affirmative action hires. It collects and distributes money from those who earn it honestly to those who vote democrat. And now it is breathes terror in the hearts of people who the administration wants to target.
Jail for them.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 7:45:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: mandaladon

Mistakes were not made, crimes were committed. Its called abuse of power.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 7:46:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon

3 yr old to Mom:

“The lamp broke”


40 posted on 05/14/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: mandaladon

When i read the title i thought, “ okay, typical passive voice.” In the paragraph where he talks about shortcuts, he does say, “ ...mistakes we made...”


41 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: mandaladon

"My job requirement was to roll out the IRS portion of Obamacare at the same time.
So, yes sir, I know my ass is grass."

42 posted on 05/14/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: freeangel

“I would apologize to the Post, and I would apologize to Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bernstein.” He continued, “We would all have to say that mistakes were made in terms of comments. I was overenthusiastic in my comments about the Post, particularly if you look at them in the context of developments that have taken place.” May 1, 1973; the previous day, White House counsel John Dean and Nixon aides John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman had resigned, as the Watergate scandal progressed.[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Ziegler


43 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: mandaladon

Abolish the IRS.

They have entirely too much INFORMATION.

Note that I did NOT say power.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:46 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mandaladon
IRS head Steven Miller: 'Mistakes were made'

Yeah, and lies were told, and you were one of the perps telling them.

45 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT by dirtboy
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46 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:07 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The mistake that was made was getting caught.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Mistakes?

Steve Miller, Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: mandaladon

Crimes, not mistakes! And drop the passive voice; name the culprits.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: mandaladon
What did anyone expect for our communists King Obama and his criminals?
50 posted on 05/14/2013 8:08:57 AM PDT by Logical me
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