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IRS agentsí testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS
Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 04/07/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.

IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group.

“Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which were then approved by the IRS, while Tea Party groups received unprecedented review and experienced years-long delays. While some liberal-oriented groups were singled out for scrutiny, evidence shows it was due to non-political reasons,” according to the Oversight staff report, which was obtained by The Daily Caller.

“[T]he Administration and congressional Democrats have seized upon the notion that the IRS’s targeting was not just limited to conservative applicants,” the report states. “These Democratic claims are flat-out wrong and have no basis in any thorough examination of the facts. Yet, the Administration’s chief defenders continue to make these assertions in a concerted effort to deflect and distract from the truth about the IRS’s targeting of tax-exempt applicants.”

“[T]here is simply no evidence that any liberal or progressive group received enhanced scrutiny because its application reflected the organization’s political views,” the report stated.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; impeach; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; lawless; obama; removeholder; scandal; scandals

1 posted on 04/07/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

to quote gomer pyle — “Surprise, surprise! (not)


2 posted on 04/07/2014 10:23:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Jim Robinson

We should call ourselves the Progressive Tea Party Movement and really confuse them.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 10:23:57 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Jim Robinson

Of course, everyone knew that the lie Obama told about “progressive” (Communist) groups being targeted was pure ObamaBull. It’s easy to spot. Just see if his lips are moving.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 10:24:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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5 posted on 04/07/2014 10:25:32 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

New Oversight Report Debunks Myth that Liberal Groups were Targeted by IRS

http://oversight.house.gov/release/new-oversight-report-debunks-myth-liberal-groups-targeted-irs/


6 posted on 04/07/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Jim Robinson

You’d think they would have targeted a couple of small progressive non profits just to make it look kosher to the casual observer. So arrogant are these progs.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 10:36:02 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Surely to be reported by all major networks and news outlets.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 10:37:11 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m so tired of feeling like I’m being pecked to death by chickens each and every day!


9 posted on 04/07/2014 10:46:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Lois Lerner —>Timothy Geithner-—>Eric Holder -—>Barack Obama. Does anybody doubt a concerted effort on the part of these oppressive elitists?


10 posted on 04/07/2014 10:52:15 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Jim Robinson

Just a coincidence. Like when there is vote fraud it always benefits the left. Just blind dumb luck.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: central_va

They really didn’t have to target any progressive groups. All they have to do is lie and they know nothing will happen because Holder and Obama will see to it there are no consequences for their actions.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 11:02:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Jim Robinson
...political targeting did not apply to progressive groups...

Well, thank you Captain Obvious! We've been saying this for a long time now.

13 posted on 04/07/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Jim Robinson

It was already established that liberal groups were not targetted, so I don’t understand the purpose of this hearing. I’ve been one of Issa’s few defenders here. The time has come to move forward with actions.

I understand that Issa has difficulty getting justice on this matter because the US Department of Justice will not cooperate.

However, this matter is extraordinary. And extraordinary measures need to be taken. The House has its own prison. The House has its own Sgt at Arms. And the House is fully within its rights to enforce justice by these means. It is Boehner’s duty to do so.

“My question isn’t about who is going to have to resign, my question is who is going to jail over this scandal,” John Boehner - May 25, 2013 (http://www.cnbc.com/id/100739935)

Holder has been found in Contempt of Congress and is obstructing the subsequent Civil court process. He has been found guilty and needs to be arrested and placed in the House prison. Without enforcement of the guilty verdict, the checks and balances in the Constitution are weakened,

Trey Gowdy promised Lerner would soon have a House hearing on Contempt of Congress charges. This needs to move forward immediately. Justice delayed is justice denied.

We’ve been told that email records will take years to collect. Of course they won’t. More obfuscation. Subpoena the records and require two weeks. This needs to move forward immediately before information is destroyed.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 11:03:59 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m so tired of feeling like I’m being pecked to death by chickens each and every day!
***********

Chicken control:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmpuAz59EbQ


15 posted on 04/07/2014 11:04:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Jim Robinson
CLOSE THE IRS OPERATION DOWN.

All if it.

16 posted on 04/07/2014 11:09:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

Their testimony is a little late for April 1st.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 11:14:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tioga
We should call ourselves the Progressive Tea Party Movement and really confuse them.

Good one tioga

18 posted on 04/07/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: tioga

Captain Louis Rennault is equally surprised. Shocked even. Shocked!


19 posted on 04/07/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: tioga
We should call ourselves the Progressive Tea Party Movement and really confuse them.

Taxed Enough Already Progressive American Radical Truth Yellers

20 posted on 04/07/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Man50D; Taxman; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; ..

Thanks for the post, Jim.

One certainly has to wonder just how long it will take the American public to realize that it is past time to replace the income tax with the FairTax and abolish the IRS?

Please go to http://www.fairtax.org to find out how you can help us do that.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe; SoConPubbie

We are being monitored (NSA), we are being obstructed (IRS), we are the subjects of a government approved disinformation campaign (Benghazi), we are being manipulated (Fast & Furious), we are being held liable for our beliefs (Hobby Lobby), and we are being punished for having the wrong opinions (IRS....Mozilla).

Can someone explain to me how this is not a tyranny?


22 posted on 04/07/2014 12:45:29 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Repeal the 16th Amendment. Close down the IRS. Establish a national sales tax to replace ALL OTHER sources of revenue to the federal government.

The savings on the various levels of bureaucracy alone would be tremendous, not to mention the freedoms restored to the citizenry.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve said it many times before and will say it again!

We will never again be a truly FREE people for so long as we continue to abide the Marxist income tax and the IRS!

http://fairtax.org


24 posted on 04/07/2014 12:51:50 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Eh, we knew that a year ago *cough*

ZERO Liberal Groups Targeted by IRS (vanity)
May 18, 2013 | jiggyboy

- Two left-wing groups were properly denied status.
- One left-wing group with a right-wing name “received inquiries”, which does not necessarily mean that they “received additional scrutiny”, as one article mildly editorializes [9].
- One left-wing group claimed that they were (mis-)treated in the “same” way as many Tea Party groups. Original IRS documents showed that that was not the case, and the group was forced to backtrack from their initial claims.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3021075/posts


25 posted on 04/07/2014 1:00:49 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: tioga
We should call ourselves the Progressive Tea Party Movement and really confuse them.

Woudln't work. There was a thread here a couple of months ago about some teacher's 503 (or whatever) groups that were getting the third degree and they couldn't figure out why. Many on the thread independently suggested that it was simply a matter of the big IRS computer seeing "tea" in their name.

26 posted on 04/07/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Bigun

I have a problem with the Fair Tax and that is the rebating of taxes(or prebating). Everyone, including “the poor” should pay the same rate. This should lower the percentage required. It would also eliminate record keeping.

Also, I’d prefer that the law contain a maximum 10% sales tax rate(on everything). The term “revenue neutral” keeps popping up in these discussions. That is code for raising tax rates.

My preference would be that the government gets their 10% and is then forced to budget accordingly. If the revenue isn’t there, tough choices need to be made.

A growing economy will be the only way the government can see increased revenue to the treasury. To go along with this, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: upsdriver

“The term “revenue neutral” keeps popping up in these discussions. That is code for raising tax rates.”

Sorry but that is not correct! The fact is that current law requires that any proposed replacement tax be revenue neutral!

I strongly suggest we just slay one dragon at a time!


28 posted on 04/07/2014 1:46:44 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: dforest

Liberals lie. That is their primary political tool.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 1:50:05 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Bigun
The fact is that current law requires that any proposed replacement tax be revenue neutral!

What law is that? Who passed it and when? Just curious.

30 posted on 04/07/2014 1:50:37 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Taxman

One wonders how long it will take the people to realize that we must replace the entire federal government with a new one.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: upsdriver

It’s called PAYGO and has been around for some time now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAYGO


32 posted on 04/07/2014 2:07:14 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

Okay, thanks. Not a problem. All that needs to be done is slash spending to match the new revenue targets.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Jim Robinson

You know Jim, the IRS only has good intentions in protecting the public from abusive tax shelters and with limited resources available, they selected with the best of intentions only those groups that would pose a threat to the public good.

Of course the public good means any group that is for the public good is good and any group against the public (collective) good or for the individual over the public is bad or possibly evil.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 2:50:35 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Jim Robinson

And this is a surprise... why?


35 posted on 04/07/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: Psalm 144

LOL! That made my day! :)


36 posted on 04/07/2014 6:46:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Is this what you have in mind?

It is what I have in mind, but we can surely start with the income tax and the IRS, and go FRom there!

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

“. . . And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”


37 posted on 04/07/2014 7:50:47 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: tioga

http://mvprogress.com/2014/04/06/one-of-bundy%E2%80%99s-sons-arrested-in-roundup-incident/


38 posted on 04/07/2014 10:49:23 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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