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Congressman: Pro-Life Group's IRS Story Not Necessarily Credible
Breitbart ^ | 6/4/2013 | Kerry Picket

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 Committee’s 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, “That’s what the IRS does. They handle taxes in this country. They decide how much people pay in taxes. And if somebody doesn’t want to pay taxes and they go to the IRS and say, ‘I don’t want to pay taxes, and it’s because of the money I’m contributing to X should be tax exempt.’ That’s really what they’re doing here.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: baghdadjim
McDermott is, on the other hand, totally reliable. He can be relied upon to be factually incorrect. He can be relied upon to be logically inept. He can be relied upon to be attitudinally a traitor.

He can be relied upon to be an embarrassment.

1 posted on 06/04/2013 2:53:24 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
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2 posted on 06/04/2013 2:54:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Which liberal groups were targeted by the Bush administration?


3 posted on 06/04/2013 2:55:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, snap! That’s priceless!


4 posted on 06/04/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: markomalley

STFU McTurdhot, nobody cares WTF you think!

I AM SO SICK AND EFFIN TIRED OF THESE PEOPLE!!!!!


5 posted on 06/04/2013 2:55:52 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: markomalley

Jim McDermott to tea-party: You brought this IRS scrutiny by applying for tax exemption
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3027222/posts


6 posted on 06/04/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: markomalley
Nice to see that Mr McDermott has recovered from his latest case of rectal syphilis.
7 posted on 06/04/2013 2:57:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: markomalley
I hope this bloated turd shoves his face in front of every TV camera he can and repeats the garbage he spewed in today's hearings.

Nothing would cause the American people to descend upon Washington faster.

8 posted on 06/04/2013 2:58:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MWestMom

More freeper freebies here for spreading around.

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9 posted on 06/04/2013 2:58:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

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.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: markomalley
McDermott ~: "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. " NO GOOFEY it is ILLEGAL , and , as much as you don't like the word :

UCONSTITUTIONAL !


11 posted on 06/04/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply don’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

UNCONSTITUTIONAL !!

I hate it when my smell checker finger doesn't work right !

12 posted on 06/04/2013 3:03:02 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply don’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: markomalley

The Dems put on a shamful display today and this stooge McDermott was the bottom of their barrel.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: cripplecreek

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?


14 posted on 06/04/2013 3:07:09 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: markomalley

NO!!!

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.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 3:13:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Alaskan?


16 posted on 06/04/2013 3:14:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: markomalley
And if somebody doesn’t want to pay taxes and they go to the IRS and say, ‘I don’t want to pay taxes, and it’s because of the money I’m contributing to X should be tax exempt.’ That’s really what they’re doing here.”

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.

17 posted on 06/04/2013 3:15:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: lodi90

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.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 3:17:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley; All

In 2002, traveled to Baghdad and embraced
Saddam Hussein.
Nuff said.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 3:19:58 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Clinton-traitor Bush-feckless Obama-traitor & feckless. The boomer presidents have been a disaster)
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To: markomalley

It is beyond painful to think that this POS “represents” me in the District of Corruption.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 3:20:20 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: cripplecreek

Great poster.

He really is the Congressman from the National Liberation Front.

Maybe he could just show up in black pajamas and a conical hat.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 3:24:29 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: markomalley
He can also be relied upon to run crying like a baby to the cops after a six year old pulls a finger gun on him.
22 posted on 06/04/2013 3:31:15 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: markomalley

He can be relied upon to break wiretapping laws.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: markomalley

McDermott shares Sheila Jackson-Lee’s DNA?


24 posted on 06/04/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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25 posted on 06/04/2013 4:40:57 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: ilovesarah2012
Which liberal groups were targeted by the Bush administration?

I haven't heard of any one named, specifically. They just throw that out there to get in their talking points lies.

26 posted on 06/04/2013 4:44:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


27 posted on 06/04/2013 4:55:46 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy; ilovesarah2012
Also they use acorn as their poster child. They just leave out the massive vote fraud, theft of taxpayer money, conspiracy, systemic corruption.

Aside from those things they're just like the Tea Party./sarc

28 posted on 06/04/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: markomalley

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.


29 posted on 06/04/2013 6:06:21 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: markomalley

That’s rich, coming as it is from Baghdad Jim McDirtbag.


30 posted on 06/04/2013 6:13:08 PM PDT by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: markomalley
McDermott is the primary reason condoms were invented.
31 posted on 06/05/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: cripplecreek

32 posted on 06/05/2013 8:03:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“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 Group

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

Left Party

Left Turn

Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM)

National Black United Front (NBUF)

New Democracy

New Liberty Party

New 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 Action

Socialist Alternative

Socialist Equality Party (SEP)

Socialist Labor Party (SLP)

Socialist Organizer

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]

CAIR

Muslim American Society (MAS)


33 posted on 06/05/2013 8:19:05 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

P.S. The above was a list of ‘friends of Barry’.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:56 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

I have no problem with targeting all of those groups. They are subversives.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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