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Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation
ABC News ^ | 05/10/2013 | ABBY PHILLIP

Posted on 05/10/2013 2:47:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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every day I despise this President and his thugs even more..he is the worst mistake American voters ever made.

let us pray it never happens again...this president should resign...so what it the one to take his place is a screw ball...can’t be worst than the rich boy there now...

101 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:02 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: SeekAndFind

Next target:

Anti Obamacare groups.

They (the IRS and Federal government) have waged war on it’s citizens. It’s time we start pushing back. It’s us or them.


102 posted on 05/10/2013 7:30:31 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, that happened a long time ago. What difference does it make?


103 posted on 05/10/2013 7:31:16 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Cheapskate; Man50D; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...

What we have here is clear proof that it is time to replace the income tax with the FairTax and abolish the IRS!

Help us do that, please.

http://www.fairtax.org


104 posted on 05/10/2013 7:58:57 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Buuump!


105 posted on 05/10/2013 8:12:40 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson; glock rocks
Oh yeah ME TOO!

Constitutional Republic all the way!

Government Alphabet Agencies—UNCONSTUTIONAL!

GAA

106 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:24 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: GOPJ

Question: When an organization like TeaParty is scrutinized does that mean that the individual members’ tax returns were given to the White House so they could be intimidated by the political hatchetmen AND the IRS auditors?


107 posted on 05/10/2013 8:17:13 PM PDT by Rapscallion (People died. Obama lied....to win the election and bankrupt the US..)
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
This scandal-in-the-making is taking a delicious turn. The IRS high muckey-muck powers-that-be are making the same mistake as the Benghazi bunch.....trying to cover their candy-arses at the git-go.

Nobody seems to have learned a thing....and, of course, the truth will out as to who ordered what, when and how.

Now that there'll be a DC official investigation of the harrassment things will get even more delicious because the "lower-level" employees will get a wonderful chance to rat out their superiors as they (the lower-caste rats), refuse to scamper under the bus of their own volition.

Bon appetit !!!

Leni

108 posted on 05/10/2013 8:19:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: pepperdog

Obama gives us one outrage after another...
and then he jokes about it on TV. What kind of scum is in our White House?


109 posted on 05/10/2013 8:21:29 PM PDT by Rapscallion (People died. Obama lied....to win the election and bankrupt the US..)
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To: Taxman

My plan: Abolish the IRS completely.

The federal government sends a bill to each state for a tax amount based on the latest census. The states then figure out how to collect it. Eventually, given 50 states, the best, least tax collection practices, and most likely not to crush the economy will emerge.


110 posted on 05/10/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s the answer:

http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FAQs


111 posted on 05/10/2013 8:27:07 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Imagine if they’d only done it to organizations with “black” or “African American” or “Liberal” or “Resistance” or “Occupy” in the name.

Atty General would be down there right down, arrests, special investigators, breathtaking updates inserted into every news cast. . .

and rightly so.


112 posted on 05/10/2013 9:51:47 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SeekAndFind

They use the words “wrong” and “inappropriate.” Haven’t they heard of “illegal?”

If I don’t file my taxes, will they send me a letter saying it was inappropriate?


113 posted on 05/11/2013 3:38:02 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s hang the bastiges!

LLS


114 posted on 05/11/2013 4:00:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: wintertime

Interesting concept, wintertime. The concept is new to me, and I’ll have to go think on it a bit, but I certainly like the idea of abolishing the IRS. And, the states would certainly regain a large measure of control over their own destiny.

HST, the FairTax also cripples the Fed — that is one reason I like it so much.


115 posted on 05/11/2013 5:24:53 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Criminality In Taxation
http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=220623


116 posted on 05/11/2013 5:37:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: All

What I would like to see is a “document dump” from the groups that were paid special attention. Post copies of EVERTHING — full copies, no redacting names of the IRS “investigators.”

Shine a light on the cockroaches.


117 posted on 05/11/2013 6:52:39 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An apology w/o restitution or penalty. Maybe the IRS should be forced to accept apologies like this from taxpayers.


118 posted on 05/11/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: Rapscallion

That hasn’t come out yet... but I wouldn’t put it past them... The press is starting to wake up - this might get interesting.


119 posted on 05/11/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology,

 

Apology -- for the harrasment and audit I got (and passed) after a few weeks after this...

 

(Angy "white"guys.  LOL.)

 

...?

Where's that Apology?

120 posted on 05/11/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: SeekAndFind
apology not accepted, hehe.
121 posted on 05/11/2013 8:44:24 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: stormhill

Free Republic is a for-profit corporation solely funded by taxable donations from its members. You may not deduct contributions to Free Republic, so the IRS would not be auditing you for that.

I have heard that people who have been audited are rich fodder for the feds to audit again. That could be the cause of your close scrutiny by them.

If they audit you and find you’re short on your taxes, you will get audited again until they owe you or you’re even.


122 posted on 05/11/2013 10:12:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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123 posted on 05/11/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SeekAndFind
How likely is it that the Obama campaign was able to get a copy of Mitt Romney's tax returns? Knowing what we know now, I think it is HIGHLY LIKELY.


124 posted on 05/11/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: glock rocks

This Highlander is with you!


125 posted on 05/11/2013 10:51:18 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Jim Robinson; glock rocks

Same here, sir!

With you all the way!


126 posted on 05/11/2013 10:55:33 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: upchuck

And 1000, 10,000 local groups are d@mned hard to stop ;)


127 posted on 05/11/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Jim Robinson; glock rocks; onyx

BUMP!


128 posted on 05/11/2013 11:11:13 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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Here's your sign, IRS.


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129 posted on 05/11/2013 11:13:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

BUMP!


130 posted on 05/11/2013 11:16:05 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BenLurkin
Wouldn’t it be funny if 300 million Americans relegated employees of a certain agency to the same social status of pedophiles, and intimidated them and bullied them until that agency had no more employees, and people were too scared to go to work for that agency? That would basically render that agency redundant. That is how the people could effectively dismantle an agency.
131 posted on 05/11/2013 11:28:23 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: BenLurkin

At a minimum. If the Republican house leadership doesn’t make this happen, then what are they there for? Sitting around in committee meetings bemoaning these type of activities with only real purpose of gaining future campaign donor contributions is also failure in of itself. The real goal should be is to determine if there was systematic, choreographed Hydra-headed operation focused on a sector of Americans.

I find it hard to believe that this is the actions of one isolated bureaucrat. These actions should have criminal consequences otherwise long-term federal bureaucrats may continue to feel a sense of empowerment and their misplaced duty to operationalize their position of unique standing in accordance with the views of the president they admire at the time.

People who think that bureaucrats are passionless, impartial implementers are utterly mistaken. The full extent of criminal law must be demanded to send the signal.


132 posted on 05/11/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: SeekAndFind
The fact that this happened during the election should not be lost.

It's clear that the purpose for delaying the approval of the tax status for conservative groups was to prevent them from effectively participating for Romney.

Second to that was the desire to cause these groups to expend extra funds fighting the delays, as well as diverting their focus from supporting Romney to fighting the IRS.

-PJ

133 posted on 05/11/2013 12:16:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dila813

Not just fired, criminally prosecuted for violation of constitutional rights, freedom from coercion and to assemble.

If in fact IRS staff was told to do this in a subterfuge manner by this Adminisration, then we are well on our way back to King George.

This revelation could be more explosive than Benghazi. Benghazi is more about incompetence resulting in death and no attempt to order military into action because of concern on electoral politics.

Using the IRS to destroy or thwart the political efforts of Americans desiring to be active in how our government is run is basically ripping the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in half and using them for toilet paper.

The IRS staff should not have the authority or the ability to be able to do this. These auditing actions should be similar to a police officer getting a warrant from a judge. Where is the oversight to prevent this type of arbitrary behavior?

Who told this staff to use Tea Party labeling as a search mechanism? Was it verbalized at a cocktail party in DC to make this happen because of the fear of the in roads the Tea Party was having throughout the US?


134 posted on 05/11/2013 12:28:53 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

The jokes on us, conservatives are the only ones who follow the laws.

laws for libs are just a tool of entertainment for them to watch us run around chasing our tail.


135 posted on 05/11/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

Go figure the IRS is auditing me from 2008. They are desperate!


136 posted on 05/11/2013 12:50:26 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Taxman

Without repealing Obamacare too the IRS is around to stay.

Congress needs to get their act together and their priorities straight!


137 posted on 05/11/2013 12:55:46 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: SeekAndFind

“The IRS apology has seemingly validated conservatives’ fears of politically motivated regulation.”

Translation: We’ll spin this so that conservatives look like paranoid kooks.


138 posted on 05/11/2013 3:29:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ah....crossing the Rubicon.

I anticipate it.


139 posted on 05/11/2013 3:32:48 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: K-oneTexas

I agree that Obamacare must be repealed.


140 posted on 05/11/2013 3:51:28 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: dila813

true conservative congressmen should choke this administration out the last four years with hearings, denying federal judge appointments, filibustering, calls for impeachment when warranted, cleaning out statehouses from liberal influences, and calling for the abolishment of Sec of Ed,fundamentally restructuring FDA, Interior, and the IRS.

Where is the playbook on making this happen and who is the coach?


141 posted on 05/11/2013 7:02:37 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: SeekAndFind

After I heard this story I started wondering. I turned in my return in January expecting a refund. First, I was supposedly identified as a possible identity theft something or other. Once I settled that after an hour on the phone, it was supposed to start processing. In late April after repeated checks on where’s my refund stating it was still processing, I called back. another hour on the phone I was told, oh this was our fault completely and you did everything right. at that point I was told it should be in pending process with a few days. It’s still processing. And of course they do not pay late payments or penalties and interest when they owe me.


142 posted on 05/11/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: Rusty0604

I am sure the IRS will keep their word. When it comes to health care, if your Tea Party, they will not investigate anything for you.


143 posted on 05/12/2013 2:24:15 PM PDT by Ice Cube
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144 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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