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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.”

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