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IRS Admits To A Smidgeon Of A Felony
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT by raptor22

Scandal: The Internal Revenue Service admits it broke the law after an organization whose private tax data are illegally shared with an ideological competitor wins its lawsuit. So who is going to prison for this federal crime?

If IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wants to know which criminal statutes have been broken, he might try reading about one in the morning newspapers, the same place President Obama gets his information about the "phony scandal" du jour.

The National Organization for Marriage has been awarded a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the agency admitted wrongdoing in leaking the organization's 2008 tax return and the names and contact information of major donors. The information was forwarded from the IRS to the pro-gay marriage group Human Rights Campaign. That group then posted the data on its website during the 2012 presidential campaign. Unauthorized dissemination of such information is a felony.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: govtabuse; irs; irscandals; irsscandal; irsteapartyscandal; lerneremails; loislerner; nom; smidgeon; taxes; tyranny

1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:38:36 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

“Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”

— Louis D. Brandeis


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: raptor22

A Smidgeon of a felony? That is like being ‘partially pregnant’...


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: raptor22

When you see that the law no longer protects you from the corrupt but protects the corrupt from you, you know your nation is doomed.

-Ann Rand


5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:43:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: raptor22

Didn’t Speaker Boner announce that the House would not be arresting Lois Lerner.. (just to give her peace of mind so she could sleep better)


6 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:14 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: raptor22

It was an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny felony...


7 posted on 06/27/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: raptor22

So either this scandal is phony or Obama is. It would be nice if just for once he takes responsibility for lying to the people he’s supposed to be serving.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: EagleUSA
A Smidgeon of a felony? That is like being ‘partially pregnant’...

With Obamary's baby.

9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:10 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: BenLurkin

“Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”

I always thought the Khmer Rouge and Vietcong killed government employees (cops, teachers, mayors) because they were symbols of a repressive regime; now I understand that they killed them because they WERE the repressive regime (from the Reds’ point of view).


10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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IRS SCANDAL PING


11 posted on 06/27/2014 5:49:51 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

Get rid of the IRS. These are the same thugs that will be the enforcers of 0bamacare.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 5:50:00 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: raptor22; SatinDoll; Old Sarge; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; MamaDearest; ...
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Article and # 3.

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13 posted on 06/27/2014 5:50:20 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system, in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Well it’s just a lesser evil. A smidgen of evil as it were.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 5:53:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: raptor22
Put them in prison, a gross one or a smidgen one carries the same penalty!
15 posted on 06/27/2014 5:57:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: EagleUSA

A Smidgeon of a felony? That is like being ‘partially pregnant’...


...With ten year old octuplets.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 5:57:45 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


17 posted on 06/27/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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To: raptor22

Bump


18 posted on 06/27/2014 6:02:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: raptor22

By any chance were there any State tax return information passed along that might give state prosecutors jurisdiction to step in where Holder refuses to tread?


19 posted on 06/27/2014 6:04:24 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: raptor22
I wonder at what point does the Obama administration punts and starts throwing people under the bus...
20 posted on 06/27/2014 6:06:38 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: windsorknot
Get rid of the IRS.

Good luck with that...

Believe me, every Congress critter LOVES the IRS...even if they say they don't

You think they will get rid of their taxpayer Gestapo...

Not likely...

21 posted on 06/27/2014 6:11:13 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: raptor22

Before they give Lerner immunity, I hope they announce it first, so someone else or other crooks will come forward in hopes of saving their own asses, before she turns on them.

First to squeal gets the deal....

No honor amongst thieves.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 6:11:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tzimisce

When violence is covert, legal, and approved by a majority, it is more deadly by reason of its disguises. It works stealthily to increase friction in society and to erode and corrupt social bonds. The shadow lengthens, political intervention and control increases, men rely more and more on violence to gain their ends. We careen, unwittingly, toward the servile state. This eventually is not being forced upon us; we are doing it to ourselves, largely in ignorance of what it is we are really doing.
-Edmund A. Opitz


23 posted on 06/27/2014 6:12:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: raptor22
The National Organization for Marriage has been awarded a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the agency admitted wrongdoing in leaking the organization's 2008 tax return and the names and contact information of major donors. The information was forwarded from the IRS to the pro-gay marriage group Human Rights Campaign. That group then posted the data on its website during the 2012 presidential campaign. Unauthorized dissemination of such information is a felony.

All the people that were harmed by any person involved in releasing private information should be “personally” sued. I understand their was a lot of property damage, as well as loss of livelihood and even physical harm.

24 posted on 06/27/2014 6:24:27 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Popman

The bankers are calling the shots. They own everybody.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:50 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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To: raptor22

PRISON for WHO-DID-IT!! NOT OUR MONEY, but PRISON!!!


26 posted on 06/28/2014 3:15:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dragnet2

Lerner is NOT going to talk because she KNOWS that she is HOME FREE, protected by Obama and Holder, the “JUST US” Dept......she’s LAUGHING her Haughty Laugh over this.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 3:18:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: raptor22

Mr. Koskinen is a brilliant, intellectual, really-really tough Progressive genius who knows that there really isn’t even a smidgen of illegality at the IRS.

/S/

IMHO


28 posted on 06/28/2014 5:22:51 AM PDT by ripley
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To: raptor22; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
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Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

29 posted on 06/29/2014 6:33:08 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

It’s just a little felony. What difference does it make?


30 posted on 06/29/2014 6:40:15 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: raptor22; servantboy777; All

As FReeper servantboy777 so aptly stated...

ABOLISH the IRS.

The government should never ever be allowed to abuse this power again.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 7:12:22 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: null and void

and it just gets worse and worse


32 posted on 06/29/2014 7:24:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: lonevoice

Kind of like she’s a little bit pregnant.


33 posted on 06/30/2014 7:43:25 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Is there anyone in our country he has not lied to?


34 posted on 06/30/2014 10:25:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I think Obama’s never lied to his brother in Kenya yet because he lives in a hut with no TV or internet.


35 posted on 06/30/2014 10:40:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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