Skip to comments.IRS official apologizes to tea party groups for "incorrect" scrutiny during 2012 election
Posted on 05/10/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An IRS official apologized on Friday to tea party organizations and other conservative groups for inappropriately targeting them during the 2012 election, the Associated Press reports.
The groups, which enjoyed tax-exempt status under the internal revenue code, were singled out for additional scrutiny of their tax exemption if their names included the words "tea party" or "patriot." In several cases, the groups were asked to provide a list of donors for review, usually a violation of IRS policy.
"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive, and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases," said Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. "The IRS would like to apologize for that."
Lerner said the additional scrutiny was initiated by lower-level employees working out of Cincinnati...
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
2 little 2 late.
Oh, we’re sorreee....now that your guys lost!!!
“Mission Accomplished” for the Thug Party
So who goes to jail? Murderers can’t get off by an apology, why should a gov worker who does something illegal?
Why did the IRS apologise? What scared them?
Don’t accept the apology - demand resignations!
“Low level employees” translated means “Employees of low character following the instructions of higher ups of even lower character”.
You didn’t hear who was elected president in 2008?
There needs to be heads rolling, compensation and prison time.
Sames we would get!
Remember Andy Stern?
“If we can’t use the power of persuasion we’ll use the persuasion of power”
I wonder what the racial make up is of the perps?
People are getting away with so much here, it becomes a reasonable thing to wonder.
Yep...my first reaction. They must have gotten wind that a whistle blower was about to blow.
What happened to all the bureaucrats who researched and revealed all that stuff on Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin and goodness knows how many other conservatives?
Ben Ghazi? ;)
Nixon said he was sorry. Time to move on.
I am sure the pubbies will demand their resignations and defund their positions. NOT
I believe THIS is the gift that will keep on giving long after Benghazi is forgotten. I fully expect Republicans to hammer Dimocratz leading up to the 2014 midterms, then in the 2016 Prez election and on and on in the future with a script built around “using the IRS as a weapon.”
I believe they already said that there would be no recriminations against the culprits. Apparently it was all a mistake by uninformed workers or some other BS excuse.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.