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Document: IRS ordered conservative educational group to turn over a list of students it trained
Daily Mail ^ | 05/15/2013 | By DAVID MARTOSKO

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

When a Tennessee lawyer asked the IRS for tax-exempt status for a mentoring group that trained high school and college students about conservative political philosophy, the agency responded with a list of 95 questions in 31 parts, including an ultimatum for a list of everyone the group had trained, or planned to train.

'Provide details regarding all training you have provided or will provide,' the IRS demanded. 'Indicate who has received or will receive the training and submit copies of the training material.'

That question was part of the tax collection agency's February 14, 2012 letter to Kevin Kookogey. founder of the group Linchpins of Liberty. He had submitted his application 13 months earlier.

'Can you imagine my responsibility to parents if I disclosed the names of their children to the IRS?' he asked MailOnline.

It's 'an impossible question to answer fully and truthfully,' he said, 'without disclosing the names of anyone I ever taught, or would ever teach, including students.'

Like the leaders of many tea party-affiliated groups whose tax-exemption applications have become the subject of angry complaints, Kookogey called the IRS's inquisition an overreach, 'especially considering that my organization mentors high school and college students.' It 'should send chills through your spine,' he told MailOnline, 'that the government would ask me to identify those I teach, and to provide details of what I teach them.'

The 13-month delay, while burdensome, was far shorter than those some other groups endured. According to a report released late Tuesday by the IRS's Office of Inspector General, the average delay at one point was 574 days.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoirs; conservatism; duplicate; irs; linchpinsofliberty

1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
NOTE, BECAUSE IT CAN'T FIT THE NUMBER OF CHARACTERS IN THE TITLE, I HAD TO SHORTEN IT.

THE ORIGINAL TITLE IS:

Document: IRS ordered conservative educational group to turn over a list of high school and college students it trained


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:52:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:52:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

They were working at the behest of someone. It sure wasn’t someone in the IRS!


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:49 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The real objective was to stall applications, or pressure applications to be withdrawn, so as to hamper conservative groups’ ability to fund-raise and educate people leading up to the 2012 election.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given this, how much longer until gun, ammo and equipment retailers are required to turn over to the IRS the names of customers?


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That doesn’t even look like an official Fed. govt. form.

Who wrote these questions?


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:55:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: vpintheak

Time to turn a Special Prosecutor and an army of computer forensics specialists loose on the IRS.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: SeekAndFind
'Indicate who has received or will receive the training

FU-IRS! Provide a list of all potential future clients? How are you supposed to know that?

11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:56:04 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think they should line up all those IRS peeps involved and give them the Chinese Dissident treatment.
12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:57:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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IRS ordered conservative educational group to turn over a list of students it trained

...which was promptly turned over to Homeland Security

13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:58:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SeekAndFind

“Ihre papieren, bitte.”

The activities of the IRS rival those of the gestapo in their bare-faced fascism. Shameful.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:59:48 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
The Stasi was placed in charge of everything on 21 January 2009.
No one should be surprised at anything that comes out about this administration.
They do not govern, they decree.
15 posted on 05/15/2013 8:00:59 AM PDT by concretebob ("For the troops? What do you need?")
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To: Nachum

Ping.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 8:03:31 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind
The SDS went nuts when they knew that the federal government was keeping tabs on them.

This could very well be part of Valerie Jarrett's "payback."

17 posted on 05/15/2013 8:07:23 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As a college student who has been outspoken about my conservative beliefs in the classroom, this does not surprise me, but it also very troubling (raging understatement).


18 posted on 05/15/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: PapaBear3625

Undoubtedly but it went even further. ProRepublica reports it received information from applications (I don’t recall the exact number). I also noticed in some of the IRS requests posted the incredibly short time given for a response, usually 2 to 3 weeks. Considering the volumes of information that was being requested and the fact many of these organizations are staffed by volunteers, that was a call to drop everything or hire a specialist to compile information, and possibly an attorney as well.

If you didn’t respond in time you had to prove your delay was reasonable (but based on whose opinion of reasonable) to keep the request alive or even have the right to appeal. I can also see this being used to harass with perjury charges in the future since the information requested was nearly impossible to provide with any degree of certainty.

This was an out and out assault to permanently shut down any opposition to government.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: SeekAndFind
Also known as a death camp list, should the political winds turn in an ugly direction, and someone needs to stand with the muslims...
20 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:37 AM PDT by null and void (The motto of all liberals is "Using your guilt and your gelt we can get away with anything!")
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To: SeekAndFind
students
21 posted on 05/15/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Jack Hammer

Thought the exact same thing. The current regime can’t outright “disappear” you, so they’ll hit you where it really hurts, in the wallet. Don’t go along with the regime? They’ll ruin you financially, and make you a refugee in your own country. Oh, and they’ll make you a criminal by violating some obscure tax code, which redefines the concept of “debtor’s prison”, because only the feds can imprison you for not paying taxes owed to them, regardless of the error. You see where this is going, right?


22 posted on 05/15/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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23 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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You’re exactly right.

Germany in the Thirties.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 8:25:34 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Gaffer; All
You average IRS employee is a low-information voter who just wants a paycheck for 8hrs a day and has had it drilled into from day one that improper use of their position means loss of job and potential jail time:

http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/26009624.html

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ADHB&p_theme=adhb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F2C8C532AF137EB&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/IRS-Employee-Charged-Stealing-Tax-Refunds-56747-1.html

The people involved in this were hand picked Dem operatives.

25 posted on 05/15/2013 8:56:29 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: gura
Of course you realize it is these chosen functionaries are the ones that conducted and directed the miscarriage. They are the ones of whom I am speaking. As for these low-level average employee, if it can be shown they ‘even touched anything relating to this’ they should be summarily fired. I don't care how ‘innocently’ stupid they are.
26 posted on 05/15/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


27 posted on 05/17/2013 12:19:24 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Eagle Forum has already sent out a news letter on it. Hasn’t made the news here in the state yet. Not that the 0 bought msm would report it.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 4:55:55 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/anti-obama-filmmaker-charges-harassment-by-irs/

No telling how deep this IRS stuff really goes and it dates back to the Clinton adm. When Hillary had the in with IRS.
I was asked topass this link around,anyone who can,much appreciated.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 5:44:47 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: SeekAndFind
the agency responded with a list of 95 questions in 31 parts, including an ultimatum for a list of everyone the group had trained, or planned to train.

When this crap happened the thing to do is notify your congress person and work your way up the chain of command fromirs to chaicago thugocracy to where all this BS starts.Its not easy and you have to be a pit bull about it buts its doable.

The way to do it is to raise hell and getlots of press along the way,it can be done.

30 posted on 05/17/2013 5:57:59 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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