Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top

May 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Wall Street Journal

The bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service did exactly what the president said was the right and honorable thing to do.

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DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

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GOP crooks are pushing conspiracy theories without evidence.
With Bush, there was no need to guess who's done it. We all knew!

. Cheney's Appointees at the IRS went after NAACP and Negroes churches in 2004 for making anti-war political speeches. Where was Ms. Strassel then; weeing in bed?
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No surprise here!!

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First Black President a prejudiced creep of outlandish proportions.
IMPEACH OBAMA NOW....BENGHAZI
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

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Strassel: Another right-wing Obama hater doing her routine hit-job on the Negro president.

Here is an example of how vicious that woman has been against the Negro president:

_"On the November 18 2012 edition of Fox News Sunday, Strassel criticized Obama for supposedly insisting that tax rates on upper-income taxpayers must rise to the level they were during the Clinton administration as part of a deficit reduction plan, stating, "The president has now moved the goalposts and said,'Well, it isn't just revenue, it has to be a specific kind.' " When host Chris Wallace pointed out that Obama "did mention this once or twice during the campaign," Strassel responded, "Yeah, he did, except for the question is, are you going to stick on what you campaigned on, or are you going to find a compromise in the end?"

Wall Street should be ashamed for unleashing rabid right-wing fanatics like that after the Negro president with mere allegations

. Of course, the intent, here, is to bloody Obama up....
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DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
GOP crooks are pushing conspiracy theories without evidence.
With Bush, there was no need to guess who's done it. We all knew!
. Cheney's Appointees at the IRS went after NAACP and Negroes churches in 2004 for making anti-war political speeches. Where was Ms. Strassel then; weeing in bed?
Is that your defense? Bush did it. Tell it to the judge. LMAO.

By the way. Churches aren't suppose to be political.
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Have you not noticed? Obama can bloody imself up my himself just fine. He is an incompetent boob, who surrounded himself with people dumber then he is so he won't look that stupid. There will be many scandals, because the MSM that has covered for him for years are angry he spied on them. They will now begin reporting his all his Chicago way.
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

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tomuch wrote:
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Is that your defense? Bush did it. Tell it to the judge. LMAO.
By the way. Churches aren't suppose to be political.
Says who?

. Where were you during last election?

. Catholic Church was very involved with birth-control pills and stuff...

. It's unethical for Republicans and Democrats to stay quiet while an administration of White men was openly trampling on the rights of Negro churches and entities; but now, everybody is hyperventilating on speculation that the Negro president might have done to Whites what was done to Negroes earlier....

Fake and racist outrage in my view!
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The GOP will not impeach this man, but they will tie his hands for the next 3 1/2 years so he, and his corrupt cohorts cannot do any more harm to this great country. There will be much crying, and gnashing of teeth, but he will leave office as President of the USA. And thanks to the GOP the country will prevail.
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DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
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Says who?
. Where were you during last election?
. Catholic Church was very involved with birth-control pills and stuff...
. It's unethical for Republicans and Democrats to stay quiet while an administration of White men was openly trampling on the rights of Negro churches and entities; but now, everybody is hyperventilating on speculation that the Negro president might have done to Whites what was done to Negroes earlier....
Fake and racist outrage in my view!
its funny, but the only people who think Obama's color is significant are liberals like yourself.

Obama is corrupt and incompetent because he's Obama. not because he's black.

after all Hilary is just as incompetent and corrupt.
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DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
GOP crooks are pushing conspiracy theories without evidence.
With Bush, there was no need to guess who's done it. We all knew!
. Cheney's Appointees at the IRS went after NAACP and Negroes churches in 2004 for making anti-war political speeches. Where was Ms. Strassel then; weeing in bed?
So if a Republican wins the White House it's just fine with you if they use the IRS to intimidate liberals like yourself?

I really love your post. There has to be a word or phrase for people like you: sycophantic hypocrites with low intelligence? No, way too long. I've got it: "ObamaZombie"!

You know that if a conservative was doing these things you'd go absolutely batshit. But because it's your hero, you don't give a damn. Thanks for proving you're a total fake. Please keep posting. You're helping our side!
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This starts and stops with Obama.

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I've been told that it's target a democrat day instead of Obama's target a conservative day, which has been everyday for the past 5 years. So, target your favorite democrat. Overcharge them or deny them service. Tell them you are all out of an item they need. Put too much salt in their food. Send them the wrong item. Make them wait, make them wait, make them wait. Make them know what it feels like. Especially your democrat government officials and tax collectors. MAKE THEM WAIT...MAKE THEM WAIT....MAKE THEM WAIT!
It's payback time.
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IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress in March 2012 that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views.

"There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman told a House Ways and Means subcommittee.

Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush. His 6-year term ended in November. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now being run by acting Commissioner Steven Miller.

About 75 groups were inappropriately targeted. None had their tax-exempt status revoked, Lerner said.

Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity.

During the 2012 election, many tea party groups applied for tax-exempt status under section 501 (c)(4) of the federal tax code, which grants tax-exempt status to social welfare groups. Unlike other charitable groups, these organizations are allowed to participate in political activities but their primary activity must be social welfare.

Social welfare?

Give me a break.

501(c)(4) organizations are not permitted direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

That's all they do.

I woundn't apologize.

They don't deserve it.

Contributions to 501(c)(4) organizations are usually not deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax, with a few exceptions.[40] 501(c)(4) organizations are not required to disclose their donors publicly.

The lack of disclosure has led to extensive use of the 501(c)(4) provisions for organizations that are actively involved in lobbying, and has become controversial.

Criticized as "dark money," spending from these organizations on political TV ads has exceeded spending from Super PACs.

Just like "Corporations" United.
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Wall Street Government wrote:
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress in March 2012 that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views.
"There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" who apply for tax-exempt status, Shulman told a House Ways and Means subcommittee.
Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush. His 6-year term ended in November. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now being run by acting Commissioner Steven Miller.
About 75 groups were inappropriately targeted. None had their tax-exempt status revoked, Lerner said.
Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity.
During the 2012 election, many tea party groups applied for tax-exempt status under section 501 (c)(4) of the federal tax code, which grants tax-exempt status to social welfare groups. Unlike other charitable groups, these organizations are allowed to participate in political activities but their primary activity must be social welfare.
Social welfare?
Give me a break.
501(c)(4) organizations are not permitted direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
That's all they do.
I woundn't apologize.
They don't deserve it.
Contributions to 501(c)(4) organizations are usually not deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax, with a few exceptions.[40] 501(c)(4) organizations are not required to disclose their donors publicly.
The lack of disclosure has led to extensive use of the 501(c)(4) provisions for organizations that are actively involved in lobbying, and has become controversial.
Criticized as "dark money," spending from these organizations on political TV ads has exceeded spending from Super PACs.
Just like "Corporations" United.
"social welfare"
wouldn't keeping more of the money they earn improve most peoples social welfare?
so the Tea Party is campaigning for social welfare.yes?

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No program as big as this starts without authorization from the top. The forms were never approved by OMB. Where was the inspector general looking after the IRS???? All IRS forms are supposed to have an OMB number beside the IRS number.

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It's BOYCOTT DEMOCRATS DAY. Don't buy from democrats. They need to be punished.
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benF wrote:
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"social welfare"
wouldn't keeping more of the money they earn improve most peoples social welfare?
so the Tea Party is campaigning for social welfare.yes?
No.

They aren't.

They're campaigning for corporate welfare.
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Wall Street Government wrote:
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No.
They aren't.
They're campaigning for corporate welfare.
thanks,could you provide a link to confirm that?

a independent source would be good,much appreciated.

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It feels so great to be a Progressive-Liberal Democrat; to sit back after winning the election and watch these bitter loser-tea-baggers go off the deep end because they couldn’t beat the Black guy (our great Osama-killing President) is just PRICELESS!

They have fooled themselves once again into believing that they can create a scandal out of thin air that will bring down the Presidency of Barack Obama… their impeachment delusional fantasies is nothing more than mental torture for them… AND I LOVE IT!

Suffer in your misery you right-wing fools… SUFFER, LOL!

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DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
GOP crooks are pushing conspiracy theories without evidence.
With Bush, there was no need to guess who's done it. We all knew!
. Cheney's Appointees at the IRS went after NAACP and Negroes churches in 2004 for making anti-war political speeches. Where was Ms. Strassel then; weeing in bed?
McCaskill Calls For Firing Of All Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal. So is your own party moron.

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