Skip to comments.CONFIRMED: Tea Party Donors “Audited” 1,000%+ More Than Others
Posted on 05/14/2014 8:24:21 PM PDT by PoloSec
CONFIRMED: Tea Party Donors Audited 1,000%+ More Than Others
We recently reported that donor lists had surfaced indicating that the IRS audited conservative groups more often than liberal groups. Recent developments indicate that this unfair treatment extended to individual donors as well.
According to the donor lists, 10 percent of individuals were audited, which is much higher than the average 1% for the ordinary American citizen.
After the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee looked over the lists, they demanded that the Government Accountability Office start looking into the activities being conducted at the IRS to find out why a high number of Tea Party group donors were being audited.
Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee had the IRS review the names on the donor list to see if they really had been audited.
The IRS reported back confirming that 10 percent of the names had been audited. The findings led to questions of what kind of criteria the IRS was using to select individuals for audit.
Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked the IRS to review the names on those lists to see whether any had been audited. The IRS reported back that 10 percent were audited substantially higher than the average rate of 1 percent of average Americans who are audited each year.
Mr. Boustany said he has asked the Government Accountability Office, Congress chief watchdog, to look at how the IRS Exempt Organizations Division decided whom to audit.He said the GAO review is underway and demanded that Mr. Koskinen offer investigators full cooperation.
IRS has long insisted that Americans should not worry about political targeting at your agency because the IRS has layers of internal protections to guard against it. But in the course of our investigation, however, we found that Lois Lerner acted in defiance of these internal protections, Mr. Boustany
These donor lists are proof that Lois Lerner was ignoring internal protections in order to target donors for audit based on their political beliefs. Lerner abused her power to try to intimidate conservatives into silence by having their taxes audited, which is a clear violation of the law.
Lerner has also tried to impede the investigation by refusing to cooperate, pleading the Fifth Amendment, after already waiving that right, which has led her to being held in contempt of Congress. There is little doubt that she should be brought up on criminal charges for her activities and for violating the First Amendment rights of American citizens, as this kind of accountability is the only way to stop targeting in the future.
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Big deal. They deserved it.
They had a Cracker/Koran ratio exceeding 0.8 after our routine profiling."
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***There is little doubt that she should be brought up on criminal charges for her activities and for violating the First Amendment rights of American citizens, as this kind of accountability is the only way to stop targeting in the future.***
Well apparently Mr. Tan Man has some doubts. Or is it that he doesn’t care because he and his GOPe pals loathe the TP as much as any Dem?
(I am not the seller and do not know him/her)
Remind me again, Why do we keep the IRS around?
They make me laugh. They amuse me like a clown.
To keep us in check, and to keep us from accumulating wealth; this is why many of the “1%” support high marginal tax rates. They want to keep us out of their clubs.
And they say obama doesn’t care about Conservatives, hell, just look at all the attention he has given members of the Tea Party!
It’s really laughable listening to these leftists try and defend the actions of the IRS, when even the IRS admitted wrongdoing.
We’ll have to submit a formal apology to King George.
I’d have to go back and look through our records, but during that same time frame we were suddenly visited by an IRS individual demanding full payment for some business taxes. He threatened that he would need our kids’ Social Security numbers and we would be fully investigated. We had 4 days to come up with 16K. I don’t think this was random, at all.
Trying to get rid of it might take divine intervention though as they are protected at the highest level.
But, but, BOTH China and Russia are atheist US Treasury Bond Buyers?
1,000%? I was wondering what a smidgeon was in round numbers.
Wow, something like this would be big news if it were a president like Nixon, Reagan or Bush in office..... A HUGE story!
Creating a climate of fear in regards to your political beliefs is a hallmark of tyrannical and genocidal regimes.
And still America slumbers, woefully and deliberately ignorant of the coup that is now morphing with rapid pace into that which few to almost none are willing to admit is happening.
Pure coincidence. Besides, they had it coming.
Smoke them out. In 2016 the Republican nominee should vow that his IRS staff will exclusively audit Rat donors.
Actually, the big story for me is the GOP dragging its feet on doing anything about this for so long....Almost as if they are controlled by the other side...
Obammy and this f-ing federal gubmint are CRIMINALS.
Due your diligence on this. Their are TP organizations that never asked for “status” and exist of off hand to mouth donations if you will. Tell me who were the smart ones that saw a potential merde storm and didn’t play the game.
Sorry, screwed up on that last bit about a House Select Committee. I’m getting my Dem scandals a little confused :-)
well i am one of the audited- thought its a state audit, and i can’t tell you how it pisses me off...