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IRS Asks for Reading List, Tea Party Group Sends Constitution
ABC News ^ | May 14, 2013 | Abby Phillip, Jeff Zeleny

Posted on 05/14/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

When Marion Bower decided to start her tea party organization in 2010, she didn’t know that it would take nearly two years for the Internal Revenue Service to approve her request for tax-exempt status.

The Ohio woman also did not expect that providing information about the books her group read would be part of the application process.

“I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things,” Bower told ABC News today. “They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

She ultimately sent one of the books, “The Five Thousand Year Leap,” promoted frequently by Glenn Beck, to the IRS official handling her tax-exempt request in Cincinnati. She also sent a paperback copy of the Constitution.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsconstitution; irsscandal; irsteaparty; loislerner; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/14/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

giving me ideas for my American Community Survey...


2 posted on 05/14/2013 12:55:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If this wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 12:57:17 PM PDT by swampthang77
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Did you ever wonder what it was like to live in a totalitarian state?

If so, you must be getting some idea by now.

4 posted on 05/14/2013 12:58:33 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She said the group in Fremont, Ohio

I suspect that there were an inordinate number of these delay/harass cases in the key 2012 swing states, in order to prevent Tea Party orgs from forming and engaging in GOTV efforts in time for the 2012 election. A deliberate strategy to use the IRS to influence the election.

5 posted on 05/14/2013 12:58:54 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She also sent a paperback copy of the Constitution.

No doubt the only one anyone at the IRS has ever seen...

6 posted on 05/14/2013 12:59:01 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Absolutely brilliant!

FUIRS!!

7 posted on 05/14/2013 1:00:42 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: swampthang77; Pride in the USA
If this wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious.

Good answer. That says it all.

8 posted on 05/14/2013 1:01:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

This is incredible...


9 posted on 05/14/2013 1:01:23 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: clintonh8r

FUIRS!!!!....Hooya!


10 posted on 05/14/2013 1:03:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This big brother tyranny from Obama and his IRS.

abolish the IRS

Impeach Obama

the news media came out with an AP phone scandal at the exact time the IRS scandal was breaking .if you think that is a coincidence i have swamp land to sell you. the news media wanted to hide the IRS scandal with the AP scandal( confuse everyone and draw conservative fire away from the IRS scandal and immigration bill)


11 posted on 05/14/2013 1:03:45 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: rockrr
No doubt the only one anyone at the IRS has ever seen...

They probably called in a HazMat team when it arrived.

12 posted on 05/14/2013 1:05:47 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The best response EVAR!


13 posted on 05/14/2013 1:05:54 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bump


14 posted on 05/14/2013 1:08:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: riri

This administration is fixin’ to kick a very bad, very motivated , sleeping dog. There are millions of Americans that have always lived their lives between the lines. That can change very quickly. If you think underfunded , undereducated, middle eastern street rable, can cause trouble, just wait until middle America gets really riled up.

Make a tea party rally look like VBS.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 1:16:57 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Vee need to know vat you are reedink...


16 posted on 05/14/2013 1:19:38 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And to think this same IRS will be enforcing 0bamacare. I wonder how many conservative senior citizens will be abandoned to die at home because of their ideology? On second thought, perhaps it’s better to die at home rather than being Breitbarted at the hospital.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 1:20:37 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

From the comments at the site:

“If Nixon had a son he would look like Obama.”


18 posted on 05/14/2013 1:22:48 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Democrat_media

They are doing 2 track P R. They get these stories out and pay a small price and throw everyone off the Benghazi incident which terrifies every liberal to his very soul.

They know the gig is up so they sacrifice a few undersecretaries of whatever. Obama gets a black eye, and maybe Hilda and the DNC survives.

Downside is that if it doesn’t work they get hammered on all three.

Look at what Shummer/Fienstien are doing. Raising sand about the IRS/APGATE and ignoring guns walking and Benghazi(which are linked by attitude at least and physically at worst)


19 posted on 05/14/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: Twotone
“If Nixon had a son he would look like Obama.”

More like, If Obama had a father....

20 posted on 05/14/2013 1:23:52 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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