Skip to comments.THE IRS SCANDAL: TIMELINE
Posted on 02/16/2014 5:57:03 AM PST by detective
In May 2013, it was learned that from April 2010 to April 2012, the Internal Revenue Service had placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status that it had received from hundreds of organizations with such presumably conservative indicators as Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in their names. During that period, the IRS approved only four applications from conservative groups while green-lighting applications from several dozen organizations whose names included the likely left-leaning terms Progressive, Progress, Liberal, or Equality.
In February 2014, it was further learned that of the already-existing nonprofits that were flagged for IRS surveillance (including monitoring of the groups activities, websites, and any other publicly available information), 83% were conservative. And, of the groups that the IRS selected for audit, 100% were conservative.
This section of Discover The Networks provides a timeline of this illegal, blatantly partisan practice by the IRS
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The last time I saw such criminality in politics was from the dirty tricks of Richard Nixon. It led to his impeachment.
This should lead to Obama's impeachment. Bring the charges. It is the right thing to do. Therefore, you must do it.
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.
Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but theyre concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.
If theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats abusing the tax code. And either side."
Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, Absolutely. Both on the left and the right, she said. As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and thats exactly what were doing.
She called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code outrageous. Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her. Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.
That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter, he said. There are two things you dont want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You dont want secret money, and you dont want unlimited money, and thats what we have now. --SNIP--
The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine... The perps at the IRS and FBI aren't going to get away with this one...
“The last time I saw such criminality in politics was from the dirty tricks of Richard Nixon.”
Richard Nixon never did anything nearly this bad. No U.S. Administration has ever gone after honest, law abiding citizens like this.
The wheels are gone.
The worst offenders are Obama and Holder. They need to be prosecuted for this. The people at the IRS who were responsible also should be prosecuted. This is clearly criminal activity.
Smoking gun in IRS political targeting
and this article
IRS smoking gun awakens sleeping giant
WNDs report revealed the IRS contracts with an avowedly progressive organization, the Urban Institute, supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups.
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THE DEMORATS HAVE TO BE OUT OF OUR LIVES PERIOD TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. It ain’t gonna happen until the RATS ‘n RINO’s are out.
No, worse offender(s) are John Boehner and his band of Republicans who refuse to allow special prosecutor, why? Knowing full well IRS could kill elections for upcoming elections... they do nothing.
Justice delayed is justice denied and this is how it is politically practiced! If a Sec.501(c)4 organization has NOT been given an IRS letter, they are in legal limbo and should they raise funds and be denied that status, the organization cannot even give the funds back without a tax consequence. So the IRS practices denial while denying any actual wrongdoing, it just is still investigating!
Obama; Not even a smidgen ...