IRS admits targeting conservative gro...

IRS admits targeting conservative groups during 2012 election

There are 11 comments on the WBBQ story from May 10, 2013, titled IRS admits targeting conservative groups during 2012 election. In it, WBBQ reports that:

Organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt ... (more)

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Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#1 May 10, 2013
No suprises here...orders from the top!!
Your Ex

United States

#2 May 10, 2013
The same way the FBI is interested in registered sex offenders offering
"Free hugs"
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#3 May 10, 2013
Makes sense. No point in targeting law abiders.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#4 May 10, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
Makes sense. No point in targeting law abiders.
Oh, you mean like the 'occupy' crowd? Those law abiders?
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#5 May 10, 2013
APOLOGIZES are not enough!!!

It goes without saying that financial reparations
will be required.

PLUS, did these Gestapo like tactics extend to the individual donors; or, in other words, were a higher percentage of conservative donors auditedn than that of the public at large???
ppm

Aurora, CO

#6 May 10, 2013
Gee.... the party of "Big Government" is in power and what do they do? They illegally use their big government powers to increase their hold on power! No surprise here.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. LOL!

Liberals are children who've learned nothing from the past. Governments ALWAYS over-reach. Nothing has changed in in that regard for thousands of years. This notion that liberals are the "right kind of people" and therefore immune to old-fashioned political tricks and corruption is the stuff of fairy tales. Only idiots believe it.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#7 May 10, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
No suprises here...orders from the top!!
Something may be going on here with regards to the Main-Stream Media. I think they may be super-$#@*&(angry) about the Annual WH Correspondents Dinner.

The "Dinner" was started in 1920 by the White House Correspondents’ Association; but lately the dinner has become a side-show for celebrities and others who are NOT journalists and, after all, it IS their dinner. Two notable journalists below expressed disgust at this and it leads one to wonder how wide-spread that feeling is.

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/barbara_walte...

Barbara Walters has followed in the footsteps of fellow TV journalist Tom Brokaw, voicing criticism of the annual star-filled White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Walters did not show up to Saturday’s soiree, explaining that the event “has changed” due to the invitation of celebrity guests.

"It's why some of us didn't go this year, because it's got movie stars,” said Walters on today’s episode of “The View.”

Brokaw, who has been vocal about his distaste for the red carpet fete before, recently explained that he skipped this year’s event because of Lindsay Lohan.

“Somewhere along the line, it began to freewheel out of control," the renowned anchorman told Politico, "and the breaking point for me was Lindsay Lohan.”

Brokaw added that standards of the tradition have now fallen so low that his “daughter’s junior prom has more dignity.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#8 May 10, 2013
So who has tax exempt status? Indians not taxed?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#9 May 10, 2013
For their health and welfare.....

Since: Aug 12

Acworth, GA

#10 May 11, 2013
Erick Erickson reported on his radio bit that one group in Georgia that the IRS hassled changed their name and added the word "Green" while removing either Tea or Patriot and their status was expedited immediately.

I'm trying to get the name of the group.
xxxrayted

Brook Park, OH

#11 May 11, 2013
When government fears the people, we have liberty. When people fear the government, we have tyranny."
Thomas Jefferson

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