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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