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The Tea Party settlement (Media downplays IRS' admission that its conduct was wrong)
American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2017 | David Zukerman

Posted on 11/25/2017 11:06:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Finally, after four and a half years, harassment of conservative groups by the Obama IRS is put to rest, with the media downplaying the story.

A William McGurn column in the Wall Street Journal, November 21, stated that IRS-Tea Party litigation has been settled.  A New York Times story on October 27, 2017 reported that the government, in one lawsuit involving 428 groups, "agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement" and that, in a second lawsuit comprising 41 groups, damages will not be paid, "but the I.R.S. acknowledged its conduct was wrong." 

It is not clear why the matter dragged on four and a half years.  The original Times report on the front page, May 14, 2013, quoted President Obama stating that revelations "that the Internal Revenue Service has singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny" were "outrageous" and "completely contrary to our traditions."  It is fair to ask: If the former president was indeed so outraged by partisan performance at the IRS, why didn't he order an immediate end to the practice and compensation to the politically aggrieved?  But it is the Trump administration that settled the lawsuits.

The Consent Order Linchpins of Liberty v. United States, the lawsuit with 41 plaintiffs, includes a Declaratory Judgment:

49. The Court hereby declares that it is wrong to apply the United States tax laws, including any and all tax rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of review, to any tax-exempt applicant or entity based solely on such entity's name, any lawful positions it espouses on any issues, or its associations or perceived associations with a particular political movement, position, or viewpoint.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; teaparty

1 posted on 11/25/2017 11:06:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There should be jail for those in the IRS...


2 posted on 11/25/2017 11:11:07 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

RE: There should be jail for those in the IRS...

HAH! Not only is there no jail, Lois Lerner gets to keep her fat 6 figure per year pension.


3 posted on 11/25/2017 11:12:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Lerner should be hanged at high noon on the Mall in DC with it televised live throughout the nation. Her and her clown boss.


4 posted on 11/25/2017 11:14:08 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"It is not clear why the matter dragged on four and a half years."

It's perfectly clear to me. The first three and a half years are because Obama wanted it that way. The last year was due to time it took to start draining the creatures out of swamp.

5 posted on 11/25/2017 11:17:03 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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To: lgjhn23
Lerner should be hanged at high noon on the Mall in DC with it televised live throughout the nation...

Caning, as they do in Indonesia, would be more fun to watch.

6 posted on 11/25/2017 11:26:51 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks SeekAndFind. More trouble with the Partisan Media Shills.

7 posted on 11/25/2017 11:30:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Love the sign: Internal Rotten Scoundrels

LOL I call it the Infernal Revenue Service. Or the revenooers.
8 posted on 11/25/2017 11:35:22 AM PST by HoneysuckleTN (Finally out of where the woodbine twineth... || President Trump! :) MAGA!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Finally, after four and a half years, harassment of conservative groups by the Obama IRS is put to rest, with the media downplaying the story.

Uh, no it hasn't been put to rest until we see Lois Lerner and her ilk put to rest. Preferably by stoning her to death.

9 posted on 11/25/2017 11:59:21 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: 2banana
"There should be jail for those in the IRS..."

There should be jail for those "reporters", "Journalists", "editors" and "Publishers" of so-called "News"

It isn't news, it's PROPAGANDA for Democrats and they are all committing FRAUD on us.

Sooner or later American Patriots will rise up and take action on these fraud merchants.

10 posted on 11/25/2017 12:03:22 PM PST by eCSMaster (Hillary Clinton: the official candidate of the National Sleep Foundation)
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To: SeekAndFind
Another example of the Democrats using 'moles' to bring the full force of the federal government against conservatives.

Lois Lerner ought to be in jail. If she is made to give up her $102,600 a year government pension, this **** will stop.

Lois Lerner Tries Busting Into Neighbor's Home To Evade Questions

11 posted on 11/25/2017 12:23:54 PM PST by blam
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To: SeekAndFind
The original Times report on the front page, May 14, 2013, quoted President Obama stating that revelations "that the Internal Revenue Service has singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny" were "outrageous" and "completely contrary to our traditions." It is fair to ask: If the former president was indeed so outraged by partisan performance at the IRS, why didn't he order an immediate end to the practice and compensation to the politically aggrieved? But it is the Trump administration that settled the lawsuits.

So much B. S. from the Obama administration...

As if,... he had nothing to do with it.

12 posted on 11/25/2017 12:42:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell / Ryan: Why pass Cons legislation when we can pass Leftist legislation for Leftists?)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Mussolini Lerner got away.


13 posted on 11/25/2017 12:58:46 PM PST by Crucial
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To: CurlyDave

Lerner should be hanged at high noon on the Mall in DC with it televised live throughout the nation...

Caning, as they do in Indonesia, would be more fun to watch.

<<>>

One item about China I do agree with: One shot to the back of the head for corrupt officials.


14 posted on 11/25/2017 1:04:47 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk (A Texas Deplorable.)
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To: SeekAndFind

was anyone involved arrested?

was anyone fined?

no? then what does it matter??

we suffered 4 more years of 0bama due to govt abuse... and NO ONE is held accountable.

total bs


15 posted on 11/25/2017 3:44:12 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2banana

Agreed. It was totally conduct outside the scope of work. Each IRS scum should be sued personally for their crimes. Take pensions, etc.


16 posted on 11/25/2017 4:57:25 PM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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