How many conservative groups were denied their tax exempt status?Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups
Refuting Democratic suggestions that progressive groups were also swept up in the IRS probe of the tax status of Tea Party organizations, the Treasury Department's inspector general has revealed that just six progressive groups were targeted compared to 292 conservative groups.
In a letter to congressional Democrats, the inspector general also said that 100 percent of Tea Party groups seeking special tax status were put under IRS review, while only 30 percent of the progressive groups felt the same pressure.
The Wednesday letter to the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee punched a huge hole in Democratic claims that progressive groups were targeted as much as the Tea Party groups from May 2010-May 2012, the height of the Tea Party movement.
The only group we know of that was actually denied tax exempt status was a Democratic group.
Here's a little thought experiment for you:
Suppose 700 conservative groups apply for tax exempt status and 10 progressive groups apply for tax exempt status.
If you use "conservative" as a search term - how many hits might you get?
And if you use "progressive" as a search term - how many hits might you get?
See, just because more conservative groups than progressive groups actually got closer scrutiny doesn't mean the conservative groups were being targeted. It just means that there were more of them to find.
If you don't, it's only because you don't want to. LOL!