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CONFIRMED: Tea Party Donors “Audited” 1,000%+ More Than Others
Conservative Tribune ^ | May 14 2014 | Conservative Tribune

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.

via ZeroHedge:

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.

Please share this article on Facebook and Twitter if you agree that Lois Lerner needs to be held accountable for her illegal activities and brought up on criminal charges for unfairly auditing Americans based on their political ideology.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; obama; obamalies

1 posted on 05/14/2014 8:24:21 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

2 posted on 05/14/2014 8:27:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: PoloSec
"Tea Party Donors “Audited” 1,000%+ More Than Others

Big deal. They deserved it.
They had a Cracker/Koran ratio exceeding 0.8 after our routine profiling."



3 posted on 05/14/2014 8:37:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

I AM PROUD

AND:

WE WILL *WIN*.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 8:37:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: PoloSec

***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?


5 posted on 05/14/2014 8:38:33 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: gaijin

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(I am not the seller and do not know him/her)


6 posted on 05/14/2014 8:39:12 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: PoloSec; All

Remind me again, Why do we keep the IRS around?


7 posted on 05/14/2014 8:39:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

They make me laugh. They amuse me like a clown.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: PoloSec

And they say obama doesn’t care about Conservatives, hell, just look at all the attention he has given members of the Tea Party!


10 posted on 05/14/2014 8:52:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PoloSec

It’s really laughable listening to these leftists try and defend the actions of the IRS, when even the IRS admitted wrongdoing.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 9:07:15 PM PDT by binge_drinking
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To: PoloSec

We’ll have to submit a formal apology to King George.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 9:09:18 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: PoloSec

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.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 9:11:05 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: Graewoulf

Trying to get rid of it might take divine intervention though as they are protected at the highest level.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:31 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Republican1795.

But, but, BOTH China and Russia are atheist US Treasury Bond Buyers?


15 posted on 05/14/2014 10:04:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

Ping


16 posted on 05/14/2014 10:05:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Dogbert41

Funny.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 10:06:12 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: PoloSec

1,000%? I was wondering what a smidgeon was in round numbers.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 10:32:50 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: PoloSec

Wow, something like this would be big news if it were a president like Nixon, Reagan or Bush in office..... A HUGE story!

Jus sayin’


19 posted on 05/14/2014 11:52:56 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: PoloSec

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.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 11:58:05 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Diogenesis

Pure coincidence. Besides, they had it coming.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 1:14:33 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Bullish

Smoke them out. In 2016 the Republican nominee should vow that his IRS staff will exclusively audit Rat donors.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 1:34:51 AM PDT by monocle (ain)
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To: Bullish

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...


23 posted on 05/15/2014 1:42:34 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: PoloSec

Obammy and this f-ing federal gubmint are CRIMINALS.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 2:47:10 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: PoloSec

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.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 2:51:56 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: ArtDodger
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...

Given that this is now really ramping up, with several new revelations coming every week and now a House Select Committee that's going to be holding public hearings, I'm guessing that they dragged their feet to have public awareness of if peak during the Fall election cycle.

I understand that justice delayed is justice denies. Buy I've also sat through lots of election cycles where the Dems trot out a last-minute "October Surprise" to diminish Republican changes of winning. If that's what the GOP is doing, effectively turning the Dem's own tactics on them, I don't have much of a problem with it.
26 posted on 05/15/2014 3:01:22 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Sorry, screwed up on that last bit about a House Select Committee. I’m getting my Dem scandals a little confused :-)


27 posted on 05/15/2014 3:03:14 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: gaijin

well i am one of the audited- thought its a state audit, and i can’t tell you how it pisses me off...


28 posted on 05/15/2014 5:25:26 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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