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IRS official apologizes to tea party groups for "incorrect" scrutiny during 2012 election
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jake Miller

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fascism; internalrevenue; irs; loislerner; obama; ohio; taxes; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Horse hockey. Who authorized these fishing expeditions? They should be indicted, convicted, and sent to prison. At the very least, they should be fired.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:36:38 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Regulator

Govertment bow wows should be fired. No retirement. No benefits.
Out the f’n door...


22 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Man50D; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...

Yet another valid argument to replace the income tax with the FairTax and abolish the IRS!

Help us do that!

http://www.fairtax.org


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:35 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: MasterGunner01

“Lerner said the additional scrutiny was initiated by lower-level employees working out of Cincinnati...”

If I had $1 mil, I’d bet it all that these employees are black. The IRS is a highly affirmative action employer.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 7:42:09 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember ..... all these folks are dues-paying members of the American Federation of Government Employees.

Federal union folks do not get fired. They get tramsferred to a different department, or a different location, but never fired.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they could blame it all on a movie. ... Oh yeah, ... hmmm...never mind... Didn’t work last time it was tried.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:26 PM PDT by So Circumstanced
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To: Army Air Corps

Trying anything to knock Benghazi off the front page.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:27 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE BITCH.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It MAY have been a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the deepening Benghazi scandal.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:49 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, if I cheat on my taxes next year, all I have to do is apologize??? Cool.

Okay... I think I am adjusting to this dynamic Obama leadership thing.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s nice that she apologized. It’s time to make the perps sorry.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:34 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I think they just want to make sure that they are not treated the same way should the shoe end up on the other foot.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 8:38:20 PM PDT by ransomnote
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32 posted on 05/10/2013 8:55:31 PM 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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"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive, and it was inappropriate...but absolutely SOP for 'rats - get into power and then use any and every government agency and avenue to keep yourself there and destroy those who would challenge you - it's a disgrace......
33 posted on 05/10/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Chickensoup

Make an example of these thugs. A message needs to be sent that we are not going to take this anymore. I’ll bet they’ll squeal like pigs with the right pressure. The low-level employees aren’t going to go to jail for their higher ups. Unless, of course, Soros pays them off.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 11:23:46 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: deport

AND ARRESTS? The party of reach around, strikes again! I piss on the republicRAT party!


35 posted on 05/11/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The IRS is certainly sorry, but not in the apology sense.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are they apologizing now? What has happened to make them confess? They aren’t under the delusion that this confession will take heat off the jerk in the white house on Benghazi are they?


37 posted on 05/11/2013 3:24:15 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is so much to get pi$$ed off about these days..I can’t decide which one to get pi$$ed off about.


38 posted on 05/11/2013 10:56:48 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is so much to get pi$$ed off about these days..I can’t decide which one to get pi$$ed off about.


39 posted on 05/11/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT by berdie
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