Skip to comments.IRS agentsí testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS
Posted on 04/07/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
IRS agents testified before Congress that the agencys 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 IRSs 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 Administrations chief defenders continue to make these assertions in a concerted effort to deflect and distract from the truth about the IRSs 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 organizations political views, the report stated.
to quote gomer pyle — “Surprise, surprise! (not)
We should call ourselves the Progressive Tea Party Movement and really confuse them.
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.
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New Oversight Report Debunks Myth that Liberal Groups were Targeted by IRS
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.
Surely to be reported by all major networks and news outlets.
I’m so tired of feeling like I’m being pecked to death by chickens each and every day!
Lois Lerner —>Timothy Geithner-—>Eric Holder -—>Barack Obama. Does anybody doubt a concerted effort on the part of these oppressive elitists?
Just a coincidence. Like when there is vote fraud it always benefits the left. Just blind dumb luck.
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.
Well, thank you Captain Obvious! We've been saying this for a long time now.
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.
Im so tired of feeling like Im being pecked to death by chickens each and every day!
All if it.
Their testimony is a little late for April 1st.
Good one tioga
Captain Louis Rennault is equally surprised. Shocked even. Shocked!
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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.
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?
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.
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!
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 .
- 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.
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.
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.
“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!
Liberals lie. That is their primary political tool.
What law is that? Who passed it and when? Just curious.
One wonders how long it will take the people to realize that we must replace the entire federal government with a new one.
It’s called PAYGO and has been around for some time now.
Okay, thanks. Not a problem. All that needs to be done is slash spending to match the new revenue targets.
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.
And this is a surprise... why?
LOL! That made my day! :)
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 Natures 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.”