Q&A: The IRS-Tea Party scandal explained

Q&A: The IRS-Tea Party scandal explained

There are 38 comments on the USA Today story from May 13, 2013, titled Q&A: The IRS-Tea Party scandal explained. In it, USA Today reports that:

Washington's latest political scandal erupted when the Internal Revenue Service apologized for how it handled applications for tax-exemptions from Tea Party groups.

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BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

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#1 May 13, 2013
Obama has put the IRS against the conservatives just like a communist would do. He's got to go. BENGHAZI
Democrats should be ashamed to be alive.
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 May 13, 2013
If this had occurred during GW Bush's presidency the headline would be:

"The Bush administration's problem with the IRS/Tea Party"

but since this is Barack Obama's PResidency his name is REMOVED from headlines. It's usually 'the administration', nowhere is Obama's name LINKED to the scandals which are currently evolving and past political eruptions.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,

Let's put that proper noun IN IT'S RIGHTFUL PLACE:

The "OBAMA IRS/Tea Party Scandal Explained"

Obama continues to BLAME others and doesn't take responsibility for his OWN administration.

Out with democRats in 2014.

Clean out the White House in 2016.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#3 May 13, 2013
Obama is right----the IRS like any government agency must remain neutral and above the political fray. Non-partisanship must be maintained without inappropriately targeting any one group.
This was ill-advised bureaucratic judgment by those involved.
Ricky Riccardo

Medford, NY

#4 May 13, 2013
Benghazigate, IRS scandalgate. Ay, carumba! Barry...you got some splainin' to do!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#5 May 13, 2013
The sign on Truman's desk said,"The buck stops here".

Obama's sign says," --its his fault-->".

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 May 13, 2013
easily explained...

the president's "enemies list".
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#7 May 13, 2013
There is NO 'scandal but an agency checking on treasonous organizations! How come no one bitched when they investigated anti war groups in the 60's? Teabagger and right wing groups threaten the American way of life!!

Since: Oct 12

Kittanning, PA

#8 May 13, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
There is NO 'scandal but an agency checking on treasonous organizations! How come no one bitched when they investigated anti war groups in the 60's? Teabagger and right wing groups threaten the American way of life!!
smoke another one
Cat74

United States

#9 May 13, 2013
The media does this to every President. They help elect the President, collect info on his mistakes, and bad choices, then they squish him like a bug during his 2nd term. I don't think we have seen a President use the IRS against the American people since Nixon. His big mistake? Gathering information on reporters. If not for that they would have left him alone. Time for Barack, and Michelle to dance on the beach.
Nasty and Ugly too

Medford, NY

#10 May 13, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The media does this to every President. Time for Barack, and Michelle to dance on the beach.
If Moochelle shakes that big booty of her's on the beach it's liable to cause a freakin' tsunami.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 May 13, 2013
Tea party groups should be profiled.
They're goofy as hell and have to considered
a clear and present danger to the U.S.
Like al-Qaeda.
imaginaryfriend

Plymouth, MI

#12 May 13, 2013
The Fascist 5 on the Supreme Court, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Kennedy (RATS+K), wanted "Citizens" United because their crime bosses demanded corporations be able to fund groups and political campaigns behind fraudulent and undisclosed so called "social welfare" groups. The current mess with the IRS was directly caused by the anti-citizen ruling named above. Most likely the idea to flag teabigot groups at the I.R.S. was plotted directly by Karl Rove. Sort of a "Trojan Horse' to create trouble.
No one in their sane mind would support any rightwing group. They are enemy combatants of our constitution and our democratic republic. Everyone knows that.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 May 13, 2013
imaginaryfriend wrote:
The Fascist 5 on the Supreme Court, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Kennedy (RATS+K), wanted "Citizens" United because their crime bosses demanded corporations be able to fund groups and political campaigns behind fraudulent and undisclosed so called "social welfare" groups. The current mess with the IRS was directly caused by the anti-citizen ruling named above. Most likely the idea to flag teabigot groups at the I.R.S. was plotted directly by Karl Rove. Sort of a "Trojan Horse' to create trouble.
No one in their sane mind would support any rightwing group. They are enemy combatants of our constitution and our democratic republic. Everyone knows that.
The IRS was used by the Bush regime to target liberal
groups that spoke out against his was in Iraq.

It's nothing new.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#14 May 13, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
Obama has put the IRS against the conservatives just like a communist would do. He's got to go. BENGHAZI
Democrats should be ashamed to be alive.
Or just like the Bush regime did.
Cat74

United States

#15 May 13, 2013
No liberals were not targeted by the IRS for President Bush. If they had we would never have heard the end of it. Only Hitler, Nixon, and Obama spied on the people. And they paid, and so will Obama.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#16 May 13, 2013
LOL. "Scandal". The IRS was doing its job to crack down on the abuse of tax-exempt statuses of political organization and the GOP whine about it. Why am I not surprised. Whine-o RINOs.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 May 14, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
There is NO 'scandal but an agency checking on treasonous organizations! How come no one bitched when they investigated anti war groups in the 60's? Teabagger and right wing groups threaten the American way of life!!
Herr Obama is following his mentor, Herr Hitler in a power and control grab.
Top IRS official knew of tea party targeting for year, didn't reveal.....did Obama sleep through this like he did Benghazi. Who's in control in the mad house called the White House.

Since: Oct 12

Valdosta, GA

#18 May 14, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
LOL. "Scandal". The IRS was doing its job to crack down on the abuse of tax-exempt statuses of political organization and the GOP whine about it. Why am I not surprised. Whine-o RINOs.
We'll say that when they come after you !!!!
Cat74

United States

#19 May 14, 2013
Obama's enemies list. Nixon had an enemies list, and the Democrats had a fit, now they think it is just business as usual. What happenes after Obama? What becomes of the Democrats that covered for him? Followed him into oblivion? Where is their party then? Even if Obama isn't impeached he only has 3 years left. They should have thought about that before they let him break every rule in the Presidential book.
Kim Jung UUUN

United States

#21 May 14, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
There is NO 'scandal but an agency checking on treasonous organizations! How come no one bitched when they investigated anti war groups in the 60's? Teabagger and right wing groups threaten the American way of life!!
So your American Way means the government spying on its own citizens and harassing those who do not have the same political thought process. Might I suggest a trip to North Korea. You would feel even more at home.

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