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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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To: SeekAndFind

And they expect an apology?

Cold day in hell when that happens. IRS is an entity unto itself, and has been for years. The only way changes will be made it to expose them and the people who govern them.

*Putting hand to ear* What? Who? When? Prove it!

I’m mad as hell and I won’t take it any more!


51 posted on 05/10/2013 3:50:43 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Even the smallest star shines in the darkness.)
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To: Taxman

Now they’re “mid level” IRS employees suckling at the taxpayer’s teat.


52 posted on 05/10/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you imagine if the reverse had happened and it was dem groups that were falsely investigated by the IRS? Dems would not be calling for just investigations. They would be calling for impeachment hearings. This incident alone even without a “Benghazi” would be like a “Watergate” to them.


53 posted on 05/10/2013 4:04:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Nip; Travis McGee; B4Ranch; Jim Robinson; onyx; Eaker; Brad's Gramma

Kill the amnesty bill, take the house and senate in 14, drive a stake through deathcare, the pass flat tax, and put 100,000 IRS workers in bread lines.

Defund agency that creates regulations that obstruct the growth of enterprise... start with the EPA, Then abolish them.

Then defund Energy, the useless sump of all agencies.

Then Education. The front of communism’s successes in destroying the republic.

It’s a start.

Repeal Patriot, shitcan ATF and Homeland, and return FBI to respectable investigative integrity. Time to break up AT&T for complicity in the whole eschelon scheme too... and maybe Microsoft has conspired a bit too much too.

Hell, I can dream, yes?


54 posted on 05/10/2013 4:15:24 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: PGR88
Its a winning issue for whoever wants to grab it.

Have no fear! Karl Rove's "American Crossroads" will outline the GOP's 2016 issues! Karl sees victory ahead in 2016!

Do I really need a SARC tag?

55 posted on 05/10/2013 4:16:49 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: NoLibZone
Obama’s administration is now totally illegitimate.

Were they ever legitimate?

56 posted on 05/10/2013 4:21:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Gator113
Screw all of this apology garbage. I don’t want any damn apology, I want heads to roll. people fired, even arrested. I want to know WHO GAVE THE ORDER!!!!!

We indeed have a right to know ALL who are involved in this scandal.

Nothing will be investigated.

How do I know this? Easy, because John traitor Boehner despises the Tea Party as much as the left does.

57 posted on 05/10/2013 4:22:34 PM PDT by sand88
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To: BenLurkin
Heads should roll be on a pike or inside a noose.

FIXED!

58 posted on 05/10/2013 4:22:36 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: dila813
"They didn't do it because of any political bias, Lerner said"

... and... Benghazi was instigated by a YouTube video

59 posted on 05/10/2013 4:27:29 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Old Yeller
There ain’t enough lamp posts in D.C. To handle all the scoundrels who should be hanging by the neck from them.

The second revolution is near, and these people better pray to God they aren't identified. They have few friends but many enemies.

60 posted on 05/10/2013 4:28:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. First ABC reports on the twelve phases of Bengazi excuses and now this. What’s going on here?


61 posted on 05/10/2013 4:31:15 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Chgogal
"I get that warm fuzzy feeling about the new 16,000 IRS agents hired to enforce ObamaCare and Conservatives."

My first thought (but, it's probably closer to 17,000).

The IRS is not politicized in attacking conservatives before the mid-term election.

On the other hand, Benghazi was politicized by Republicans, not the WH in totally changing talking points before the mid-term election.

62 posted on 05/10/2013 4:40:13 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tea Partys are local organizations meant to deal with local politics.

Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots...
Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo

These are national organizations and, AFAIC, can go jump in the lake. They ruin the reason "Tea Party candidates" were so successful in 2010 and hopefully will be in 2014.

I get 3-4 email from Ms. Martin each week. They all share in common: A desperate plea for my dollars and info on the latest scheme against nobama. That's not what Tea Partys are for.

Tea Partys should stick to local issues. That's what we do best.

63 posted on 05/10/2013 4:43:17 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: glock rocks; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...

Amen! I’m in 100%!!


64 posted on 05/10/2013 4:51:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kimberly GG
Maybe I’m just waking up, but, as an American, this is more than just embarrassing.

Put your shoulder to the wheel, Kimberly. Glad to have you along!

65 posted on 05/10/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: plangent

The paper trail for the creation of that 88 page questionnaire would be interesting. 75 groups targeted. This was a major operation by the IRS. Cincinnati is pretty close to Chicago!


66 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:09 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m with ya! :)


67 posted on 05/10/2013 4:55:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: glock rocks
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68 posted on 05/10/2013 4:56:45 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Jim Robinson; glock rocks

Glockrocks/2016!!

I’m there!!


69 posted on 05/10/2013 4:58:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The WH lies!


70 posted on 05/10/2013 5:02:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"They didn't do it because of any political bias," Lerner said.

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71 posted on 05/10/2013 5:02:22 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: plain talk

That is what needs to happen....

a false story should be posted that a small conservative group in the irs targeted democrats.

Then, let the Orange flourish.
at the right time... “jk!...we just wanted you to seed what it waslike...now when real the hearings begin?”


72 posted on 05/10/2013 5:10:31 PM PDT by woollyone ("The trouble with socialism is you run out of other people's money to spend." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: plain talk

That is what needs to happen....

a false story should be posted that a small conservative group in the irs targeted democrats.

Then, let the Orange flourish.
at the right time... “jk!...we just wanted you to seed what it waslike...now when real the hearings begin?”


73 posted on 05/10/2013 5:12:58 PM PDT by woollyone ("The trouble with socialism is you run out of other people's money to spend." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: uncitizen

people have to be fired, lose pensions, and go to jail.

this is just not America when government does things like this


74 posted on 05/10/2013 5:16:39 PM PDT by Principled
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To: SeekAndFind

This ought to be really fun.


75 posted on 05/10/2013 5:17:35 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind; holdonnow; Jim Robinson; All
"The IRS is not accustomed to apologizing for anything," Gross said. "Maybe they were trying to avert embarrassing congressional hearings or just get out in front of any criticism that might come their way. But in Washington, these things tend to fuel things rather than abate them."

Mark Levin nailed the IRS to the wall.

Mark Levin may have prompted IRS-conservative group revelations

Levin Forces IRS Apology for Targeting Conservative Groups

76 posted on 05/10/2013 5:18:58 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler; holdonnow

Way to go, Mark Levin!! Doing the job our congress refuses to do!!


77 posted on 05/10/2013 5:21:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Rusty0604
And now they’re in charge of enforcing our healthcare.

Headline of the future:

Tea Party Rejects Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB, part of PPACA) apologies after reports surfaced of their practice of cutting off medical care...

78 posted on 05/10/2013 5:28:26 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Principled

This was all set in place by policies directed from the very top. Obama, Holder, Naploitano, et al, set out to destroy the tea party patriot movement, especially Christians and veterans who defend, God, country and constitution!! Even accused us in official government documents and written directives of being “dangerous terrorists.” This is a case of their jackbooted underlings just following “orders.”

Heads need to roll from on high!!


79 posted on 05/10/2013 5:28:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Rusty0604

“And now they’re in charge of enforcing our healthcare.”

Chilling...


80 posted on 05/10/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Rusty0604

“And now they’re in charge of enforcing our healthcare.”

Chilling...


81 posted on 05/10/2013 5:30:10 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
Conservative groups have rejected an Internal Revenue Service apology for unjustifiably scrutinizing tax-exempt conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle... Lois Lerner, the director the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said that organizations had been given additional scrutiny if their applications included the words "Tea Party" or "patriot." The practice originated with "low-level" employees in Cincinnati...
Wasn't that Above Their Pay Grade?


82 posted on 05/10/2013 5:35:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

this admin is worse than Nixon, the cover ups, the enemy list, the lies, even Nixon stepped down for the good of the country but he will not because of his inflated massive ego


83 posted on 05/10/2013 5:36:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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84 posted on 05/10/2013 5:37:37 PM 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

On page 3...Mitch McConnel calls on the WH to investigate?

WTH? Has he lost his mind?


85 posted on 05/10/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They were asking for membership lists of groups that were applying for tax exempt status. The purpose of that would be to check the tax returns of the members to see if they were making claims based on contributions to groups that might not actually have been approved yet. Looking for tax liability that they might be able to get more taxes and penalties off of. This is White Hut krap and is illegal as hell. It’s part of Obamuzzie’s effort to squeeze tax money from every turnip in the country. The notion that someone in the White Hut didn’t suggest/approve/advocate this is the deepest kind of horsestuff.


86 posted on 05/10/2013 5:40:45 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Jim Robinson

No worries....Mitch McConnell has called on the WH to investigate..(page three of article)......he clearly has lost his freakin mind! (Eye roll)


87 posted on 05/10/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Do you think someone should bring a guillotine to our capital mall? I’d be interested in watching that unfold.


88 posted on 05/10/2013 5:43:29 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: penelopesire

Mitch’s perspective on “accountability.”
Geesh ... we need new Senators and Representatives in Congress.


89 posted on 05/10/2013 6:00:28 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I feel like I’m in an effn novel for cryin out loud.


90 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly. The (vast) majority of T.E.A. party patriots are probably home owners, tax payers, law abiding citizens, who are just sick that the direction of the nation they’ve lived in all their lives, has become an unbelieveable wreckage of socialist failings, stacked upon a suppresive media storm of support and propagandism.

And those who don’t recognize it directly... “Good Lord, Henry, look at our power bill... and the insurance says we have more co-payment on this bill we’ve never had to pay before.

I’ve already been charged the “extra” for the 15 minutes (with a $500 penalty to your doc if he doesn’t charge it.) No, not kidding, and I have/had excellent insurance.

BOHICA, bros.


91 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:11 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: servantboy777

It is real. Internalize it. Plan to change it.


92 posted on 05/10/2013 6:12:00 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've said in the past the eight points of what is wrong with our income tax system based on Title 26, the Internal Revenue Code:

1. 30,000 tax lobbyists--HALF the lobbyists in Washington, DC--fighting for every scrap of a tax loophole. And you get political corruption on a huge scale over this.
2. The result is a tax code so complex that it makes James Joyce's Ulysses easy to read in comparison. Even the IRS can't figure out much of the tax code!
3. The sheer complexity means exorbitant yearly compliance costs, estimated by some economists to exceed US$430 BILLION per year (and climbing fast in each subsequent year).
4. It also encourages the outsourcing of millions of jobs, thousands of factories, and hundreds of corporate headquarters for tax avoidance reasons.
5. It results in (by some estimates) around US$15 TRILLION on American-owned liquid assets sitting in offshore financial centers and other foreign banks for tax avoidance reasons (care to explain all those "banks" in the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and so on?).
6. Government uses the tax code as a political instrument to favor or punish political constituencies as little as ONE taxpaying entity.
7. Because the IRS needs to know intimate details of personal and business financial records in tax return filings, there are potentially serious issues with invasion of privacy.
8. The IRS assumes you're guilty of tax evasion, and you end up having less rights than most common criminals!

#6 especially applies in this case. And when the IRS goes on the warpath against any taxpaying entity, the results can be frightening, to say the least.

As such, it's time to ditch the current income tax code and replace it with something vastly better:


93 posted on 05/10/2013 6:46:08 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Jim Robinson
That's wonderful!!


94 posted on 05/10/2013 6:54:52 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I fear this IRS apology is a Br’er Rabbit ploy.


95 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:24 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Only a few days ago Obama said to reject the notion that government can be tyrannical and now here is government tyranny!


96 posted on 05/10/2013 7:15:11 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

RE: Obama said to reject the notion

This use of the words “the notion” has been his stock phrase and he has used and re-used it so many times I lost count.

Expect him to use it again...


97 posted on 05/10/2013 7:16:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: unixfox; NowApproachingMidnight

The second revolution is near, and these people better pray to God they aren’t identified. They have few friends but many enemies.
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They have neighbors....some of them are we/us.


Do you think someone should bring a guillotine to our capital mall? I’d be interested in watching that unfold.
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Ropes are more portable and versatile.

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The Bill of Rights does double duty as a Hunting License.


98 posted on 05/10/2013 7:16:48 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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over time some will be unlucky



who will provide that for them?



nowhere to run no place to hide

99 posted on 05/10/2013 7:17:59 PM PDT by devolve ( ------- I've gotcher magic bullet right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: SeekAndFind

Investigation only beginning! What a wonderful world freedom brings - even when threatened by the Obama Administration.


100 posted on 05/10/2013 7:20:03 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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