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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933647 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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100% of groups with "progressive" were also flagged. Guess that indicates nothing to you.
The acting IRS Commissioner testified today that no progressive groups were targeted.

Go argue with him.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#933648 Jun 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Everyone agrees that the IRS shouldn’t have targeted groups with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names for special scrutiny in awarding tax-exempt status. NBC News reports two agents have been disciplined for doing so, and the Justice Department announced a criminal probe. But so far no one has identified a single conservative group that was denied status in the controversial review, though some faced bureaucratic hurdles and had their tax-exempt status delayed.
In fact, the only known 501(c)(4) applicant to have its status denied happens to be a progressive group: the Maine chapter of Emerge America, which trains Democratic women to run for office. Although the group did no electoral work, and didn’t participate in independent expenditure campaign activity either, its partisan status apparently disqualified it from being categorized as working for the “common good.”
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/15/meet_the_grou...
US tax investigator: Liberals were not targeted
By Associated Press June 27, 2013 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON -- A government inspector who detailed the U.S. federal tax agency's tough treatment of conservative groups says he has no evidence that liberal groups were similarly targeted, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

Russell George, the inspector general for tax administration, addressed the letter to a top Democratic lawmaker who has complained that George unfairly focused on tea party and other conservative groups while omitting mention of liberals in a report released last month.

The report became a major scandal for the Obama administration and led to the removal of at least five top officials at the Internal Revenue Service, including former acting Commissioner Steven Miller. It revealed that the IRS unfairly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Democrats seem determined to shift the focus to this week's disclosure that "Progressive" was also on a list of terms used by IRS screeners from 2010 to 2012 to look for applicants with potential problems that would merit close scrutiny.

In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, George acknowledged that "Progressives" appeared on the list. But he said there was no evidence the IRS set aside progressive groups' applications because they appeared on that list.

George said his investigators have "multiple sources of information corroborating," including interviews with IRS employees, emails and other documents, that tea party groups' applications were set aside for care examinations.

But he added, "We found no indication in any of these other materials that "Progressives" was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention."

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#933649 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
100% of groups with "progressive" were also flagged. Guess that indicates nothing to you.
US tax investigator: Liberals were not targeted
By Associated Press June 27, 2013 12:27 pm

WASHINGTON -- A government inspector who detailed the U.S. federal tax agency's tough treatment of conservative groups says he has no evidence that liberal groups were similarly targeted, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

Russell George, the inspector general for tax administration, addressed the letter to a top Democratic lawmaker who has complained that George unfairly focused on tea party and other conservative groups while omitting mention of liberals in a report released last month.

The report became a major scandal for the Obama administration and led to the removal of at least five top officials at the Internal Revenue Service, including former acting Commissioner Steven Miller. It revealed that the IRS unfairly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Democrats seem determined to shift the focus to this week's disclosure that "Progressive" was also on a list of terms used by IRS screeners from 2010 to 2012 to look for applicants with potential problems that would merit close scrutiny.

In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, George acknowledged that "Progressives" appeared on the list. But he said there was no evidence the IRS set aside progressive groups' applications because they appeared on that list.

George said his investigators have "multiple sources of information corroborating," including interviews with IRS employees, emails and other documents, that tea party groups' applications were set aside for care examinations.

But he added, "We found no indication in any of these other materials that "Progressives" was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention."

George's letter, dated Wednesday, was sent to Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#933650 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Just allegations, not proven facts, but sounds pretty much like any other restaurant, maybe better.
Well, perhaps "any other restaurant" in a living nightmare of crime and racism like Savannah, Georgia but not like the majority of restaurants in America. I wouldn't expect you to understand as you and Paula Deen's brother seem to have a lot in common.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#933651 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
By SENI TIENABESO (@seniABC) and MATT GUTMAN (@mattgutmanABC)
SANFORD, Fla. June 27, 2013
A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot.
In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court.
"Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked.
Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive."
It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.
Jeantel, 19, was unable to read any of the letter save for her name.
Eric Racist Holder should have his Affirmative Action Law Degree nailed to his wooden head with 10 penny nails.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#933652 Jun 27, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Why do you guys like establishment politicians so much?
Because established politicians get things done. The Teaparty is a joke.

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Gering, NE

#933653 Jun 27, 2013
Rep Duckworth challenges an IRS contractors "war" injuries

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#933654 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The acting IRS Commissioner testified today that no progressive groups were targeted.
Go argue with him.
Galt would be arguing with a republican Bush appointee who also testified that Obama had nothing to do with the IRS targeting of tea party tax evader groups;it was a local Cincinnati office operation.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#933655 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Because established politicians get things done. The Teaparty is a joke.
The demokrat party no longer exists, it's straight up sellout, communist, and statist. The Tea Party is really the only hope.

It's the culture...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933656 Jun 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Aaron Hernandez was a gang member dating back to high school.
27 NFL players arrested since the Super Bowl.
You can take the person out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the person. He's being investigated for other murders.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#933657 Jun 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Not mine son. My ROI is a lot faster.... less than half of your claim.
But go ahead and make your idiotic claim.
You're one of those who won't let the facts get in the way of your politics.
Liar.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#933658 Jun 27, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Not when your politics get in the way son.
Then you throw facts right out the window and replace them with your opinions.
You seemed to have graduated from Wu Mao Dang School with honors.

Write a book. Just like Mao did.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933659 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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And date of joining as June 13
FRAUD
"Yeah" screwed up earlier. He replied as fake lois to a discussion I was having with "yeah". you can't expect these liberals to be honest.
GOP idiots

Jersey City, NJ

#933660 Jun 27, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it was the "global warming" so-called "scientists" that were busted for lying about global warming, wasn't it?
You are wrong.
About everything.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#933661 Jun 27, 2013
flack wrote:
NASA announces eight new astronauts-half are women
What? No gays, lesbians, illegal Mexicans, Muslims and Affirmative Action blacks?

Time to head to the SCOTUS with Eric Racist Holder and Jesse "Cracker Mouth" Sharpton.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#933662 Jun 27, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Galt would be arguing with a republican Bush appointee who also testified that Obama had nothing to do with the IRS targeting of tea party tax evader groups;it was a local Cincinnati office operation.
You wish... The Tea Baggers will have the last laugh you idiot...

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#933663 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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So the March on DC was only southerners?
Is it your claim black people in the North had no discrimination?
Northern states have about as much of it as anywhere, but it's less intense and somehow different and is less tolerated in many cases. So it appears less racial oriented, but not by a lot.

The south still hasn't gotten over the legacy of slavery. It's that simple.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#933664 Jun 27, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Rep Duckworth challenges an IRS contractors "war" injuries
http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt...
And a fine job she did!!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#933665 Jun 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Because established politicians get things done. The Teaparty is a joke.
What do they get done? Amnesty? Obamacare? Those will work out great for america.
GOP idiots

Jersey City, NJ

#933666 Jun 27, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The demokrat party no longer exists, it's straight up sellout, communist, and statist. The Tea Party is really the only hope.
It's the culture...
Tea Party is Democrats' best hope for Congressional majority, and a Dem POTUS in 2016

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