Skip to comments.Congressman: Pro-Life Group's IRS Story Not Necessarily Credible
Posted on 06/04/2013 2:53:24 PM PDT by markomalley
Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) criticized six witnesses who were targeted for their conservative political beliefs by the IRS at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday.
McDermott called the Committees IRS investigation political theater, saying, "The mistake here was that the staff organizing the organizations used the names of the organizations rather than the work they do and asked improper questions to figure that out."
"It's clearly wrong. It was inept, stupid and a whole lot of other things," he continued. "But let's not get lost. During the Bush administration, liberal groups were targeted without any concern by Mr. Issa or anyone else on this committee. The Republicans were looking for a conspiracy where there isn't one. Mr. Issa says 'he can feel it in his gut' that someone's broken the law."
Everybody involved in this was asking for a tax break," McDermott told Breitbart News after the hearing. He added, Thats what the IRS does. They handle taxes in this country. They decide how much people pay in taxes. And if somebody doesnt want to pay taxes and they go to the IRS and say, I dont want to pay taxes, and its because of the money Im contributing to X should be tax exempt. Thats really what theyre doing here.
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He can be relied upon to be an embarrassment.
Which liberal groups were targeted by the Bush administration?
Oh, snap! That’s priceless!
STFU McTurdhot, nobody cares WTF you think!
I AM SO SICK AND EFFIN TIRED OF THESE PEOPLE!!!!!
Jim McDermott to tea-party: You brought this IRS scrutiny by applying for tax exemption
Nothing would cause the American people to descend upon Washington faster.
More freeper freebies here for spreading around.
In one quote, McDermott summed up every Lib talking point:
1. It was stupid but not illegal.
2. The Tea Party should have expected scrutiny because they were asking for a tax exemption.
3. Bush targeted liberal groups.
4. Issa is overreaching and a hypocrite because this happens all the time to liberal groups too.
They are all disgusting.
I hate it when my smell checker finger doesn't work right !
The Dems put on a shamful display today and this stooge McDermott was the bottom of their barrel.
Well, hey, Big Jim, how credible are those liberal group witnesses that you Democrats couldn’t produce. How reliable are they? And how reliable are you and your Banditos Fritos who couldn’t produce them?
They clearly thought this through and posed carefully the very questions they thought would blunt or defeat momentum of many organizations seeking 501c status with the real effect that they would be unable to raise any monies and be an effective participant in public discourse and policy debate.
This was done only for these types of organizations and they were followed up with more questions to stymy an effort to organize.
To this day many organization are still awaiting notification of their status now 2 and 3 years on.
Are any of the organizations in questions trying to become 501c3 charities where the donations are tax exempt? Everyone I heard of was a 501c4 where the organization doesn't have to pay taxes because it is not attempting to make a profit, but the donations aren't tax deductible.
It was great when Dave Camp made a point of noting that the democrats keep saying liberal groups were targeted and that they would be free to testify but none come forward and the democrats don’t produce evidence.
In 2002, traveled to Baghdad and embraced
It is beyond painful to think that this POS “represents” me in the District of Corruption.
He really is the Congressman from the National Liberation Front.
Maybe he could just show up in black pajamas and a conical hat.
He can be relied upon to break wiretapping laws.
McDermott shares Sheila Jackson-Lee’s DNA?
I haven't heard of any one named, specifically. They just throw that out there to get in their
talking points lies.
That’s the standard lie about the NAACP and UCC, among others. They were investigated, not targeted, for actual, not imagined or predicted, political activity, after, not before, they had been organized groups for quite some time.
Aside from those things they're just like the Tea Party./sarc
The total lack of any integrity and character of dems is astounding. But there will be no consequence for this POS as he apparently represents his constituents in Wash State quite well so they must be totally lacking in character and integrity as well.
That’s rich, coming as it is from Baghdad Jim McDirtbag.
“Which liberal groups were targeted by the Bush administration?”
Depends on what the reporter means by ‘liberal’.
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP)
Alliance Marxist-Leninist (North America)
American Indian Movement - Grand Governing Council (AIM-GGC)
American Indian Movement - International Federation of Autonomous Chapters (AIM-IFAC)
Barrio Union (Unión del Barrio)
Black Radical Congress (BRC)
Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP)
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)
Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA)
Communist Voice Organization
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
For a Better World
Freedom Road Socialist Organization [Fight Back] (FRSO)
Freedom Road Socialist Organization [Freedom Road] (FRSO)
Freedom Socialist Party (FSP)
Green Party of the United States, mirror page, other page
Heatwave Communist-Anarchist Federation (Heatwave CAF)
Independent Progressive Politics Network (IPPN)
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
International Socialist Organization (ISO)
Internationalist Notes, other page, Los Angeles Workers Voice
Labor Party (LP)
Labor Standard, mirror page
Labor’s Militant Voice, mirror page
League for the Revolutionary Party (LRP)
League of Revolutionaries for a New America (LRNA)
Left Green Network
Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM)
National Black United Front (NBUF)
New Liberty Party
New Union Party
News & Letters Committees
Organizing Committee for the Program of Permanent Revolution
Peace and Freedom Party (PFP), periodical Partisan Prairie Fire Organizing Committee (PFOC)
Progressive Labor Party (PLP), other page
Progressive ProAction Party
Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) periodical Revolutionary Worker
Revolutionary Workers League (RWL)
Social Democrats USA (SDUSA)
Socialist Equality Party (SEP)
Socialist Labor Party (SLP)
Socialist Party USA (SPUSA)
Socialist Workers Organization (SWO) periodical Socialist Viewpoint
Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP) periodical Militant Solidarity, mirror page
The Greens/Green Party USA, mirror page
United People’s Party (La Raza Unida Party)
United States Pacifist Party (USPP)
Unity Organizing Committee (UOC) unofficial page
US Marxist-Leninist Organization (USMLO) periodical Voice of Revolution
Vermont Progressive Party
Workers Democracy Network
Workers International League (WIL), youth organization
Workers Party U.S.A.
Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA)
Workers World Party (WWP)
Working Families Party (WFP)
World Socialist Party of the United States (WSPUS)
Muslim Students Association
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Fiqh Council of North America [FCNA]
Islamic Circle of North America [ICNA]
Muslim American Society (MAS)
P.S. The above was a list of ‘friends of Barry’.
I have no problem with targeting all of those groups. They are subversives.