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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

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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To: Democrat_media
Benghazi factors in, big time.

IRS trumps AP phone trumps Benghazi. Muddying the waters to ensure mixed media messages resulting in confusion. This must be a Saul Alinsky tactic, for sure.

Most low information voters think Ben Ghazi is the new governor of Dubai, anyway.

21 posted on 05/14/2013 1:24:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obama has come up with his excuse:

But... But... But... My teleprompter failed to tell me of these events. You all know that I only trust my teleprompter. I read my teleprompter before going on my golf outings to find out what is important.

If you can't trust your teleprompter, then who can you trust...


22 posted on 05/14/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I hope she sent a copy of this to the IRS


23 posted on 05/14/2013 1:40:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: kevao

Of course they did. And all the while, the MSM was declaring the Tea Party dead, waning influence, etc.

I hope it all comes back and bites them in the rear.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 1:50:30 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

She should have only sent a copy of the Constitution.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 1:52:01 PM PDT by sheana
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Drip, drip, drip... what does it take for another Thomas Jefferson moment?

I gather NOTHING will cause the spineless to act so all this is just a waste of time.

Nobody is going to stop fedzilla.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: kevao
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.

THAT is an excellent observation.

27 posted on 05/14/2013 2:31:40 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
... She also sent a paperback copy of the Constitution.

IRS Toady #1: "Here's the package we demanded from that subversive Mrs. Bower. I'll open it..."

IRS Toady #2: "Oh, My GAWD! What's THAT...!!??"

IRS Toady #3: "You empty the building and run for your lives! I'll call the Bomb Squad!!!"

28 posted on 05/14/2013 2:38:54 PM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from a lust for power-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That will only confuse them.


29 posted on 05/14/2013 2:39:22 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
“They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

This is incredible...

This sort of thing should be incredible. With this administration, though, I find it very easily believable. (I don't even want to think about what it would take to surprise me at this point.)

30 posted on 05/14/2013 2:44:16 PM PDT by Bob
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Angelina Jolie announced that she had her boobs cut off voluntarily to provide interference for Obama.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 2:45:35 PM PDT by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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