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IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought
FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2013

Posted on 05/13/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by topher

An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas.

The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into the controversial IRS practice. IRS officials apologized Friday for the scrutiny, but new information suggests senior leaders were apprised of the effort as early as 2011 despite public denials from the top.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; communism; corruption; criminalgovernment; cultureofcorruption; democrats; donttreadonme; fascism; govtabuse; howtostealanelection; irs; irsbrownshirts; obama; obamaagenda; obamasfault; obamunism; specialprosecutor; tryanny
There are reports on the Internet/news agencies that the timing of this release about the IRS is to take heat off the administration on Benghazi.

The Obama IRS of TEA Party/Patriot Groups/other groups is meant to take people's attention away from Benghazi...

1 posted on 05/13/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Chicago political corruption at the national level.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 6:42:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: topher

Government employees are largely leftist, so our Government is now in a self-interest and ideological feed-back loop.

Our political system has become “The Government Party” vs. the opposition.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: topher

This is why we need as simple a tax law as possible and as small a government as possible. This sort of evil abuse of power is much more difficult when government sticks to its proper and strictly limited role in our lives. We need to cut government with a chain saw, not just reduce the rate of growth.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 6:45:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: PGR88

‘zackly.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 6:47:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: topher

Seems like it should apply additional heat. This is positively Nixonian, and a really enormous scandal.

I cannot believe that the civil liberties lobby is not jumping up and down over this blatant abuse of government power./sarcasm


6 posted on 05/13/2013 6:47:46 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: topher

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of Indonesia.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: topher

The sad part is nothing will come of this nor will anything come of the Benghazi hearings simply because we no longer have a GOP but a RINO party. It’s play acting then air kisses backstage.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: topher
Top Obama Adviser David Plouffe Excuses IRS Targeting Conservative Groups: They Were “Flourishing,” People Concerned Are “Conspiracy Theorists”…
9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:05:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: topher

If you are a registered Republican, expect to be audited by the IRS. Should your papers not be in order, expect to be locked away in a mental institution where you will be experimented on. ...Don’t poopoo this. You live in a nation that elected Obama.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:05:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: topher

The actions of lone wolf agents, nothing coordinated by the DNC, naturally...


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:17:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: KeyLargo

Just because you are “paranoid” does not mean that people are not actually out to get you.

Conspiracy is not “an unbelievable theory”. It is coordinated criminal activity by 2 or more persons.

A conspiracy theory may or may not be accurate, but “conspiracy” itself, when proven, is still conspiracy and criminal.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: topher

Not going to work. IMO they are at least of equal importance.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:51:10 AM PDT by madison10
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To: topher

Somebody is dumping IRS chum into the water to draw the media sharks away from good ship Benghazi.
It won’t work.
The same people are responsible for both.
Someone’s getting desperate.
This must be one of the only moves they have left.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: madison10
Not going to work. IMO they are at least of equal importance.

As despicable and treasonous as Benghazi was, IMO this IRS scandal is exponentially worse. Using the power of Fedzilla to persecute citizen political opponents crosses the line into tyranny. The entire Constitution was written *specifically* to prevent this kind of abuse of power.

15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: servo1969

IRS was in top 10 trending words on Twitter, worldwide, the other day. This isn’t going to work, if that is their intention. This is something that has been going on for years, FWIW.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

But with much greater effect now. Threats of bureaucratic harassment leading to annihilation is what the Soros machine threatened the “conservative” (and liberal) media heads with, if they reported on Obama’s eligibility problem - starting in October of 2008 and then again in December of 2008. The media heads passed this threat on to their on-air personalities by saying that if they or any of their guests spoke credibly about the elgibility issue their career would be over and the lives of them and their loved ones were questionable.

We’re talking very, very serious crap going on. I believe there is more to the story, since Fox (for instance) could have reported the threats before the 2008 election and Obama could have been disqualified and thus unable to order FCC/FEC annihilation. But even this cover story - of threats of FCC/FEC annihilation - is serious enough that it demands further investigation.

They may be trying to distract from Benghazi, the Boston bombing, the SEAL Team 6 betrayal, Fast & Furious, eligibility, etc. But what is showing up now is the PROCESS by which these criminals have averted scrutiny and legal consequences for their nation-crushing agendas INCLUDING the illegal placement of a foreign enemy combatant in our White House so he can command the military and all the federal law enforcement and bureaucratic agencies.

2008 was literally a coup, and if people are made aware of the illegal tactics and threats used to accomplish that coup, the actions of the regime since that coup will be seen for what they truly are: attempts to destroy this nation and serve instead the interests of the world communists and Islamists who installed this foreign enemy combatant.

I am dead serious about this, and I hope as more and more evidence shows this to be true, the whistle-blowers and even the corrupt Congress will be forced to be serious about it as well.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 8:21:35 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: pallis
are a registered Republican, expect to be audited by the IRS

Wonder if "Random" IRS audit targets are considered public domain? Would be an easy thing to cross reference that list with voter registrations and find out (R) vs (D) vs (I) audit ratios.

I think that I know what the answer is already, but would love to prove it....

18 posted on 05/13/2013 8:50:28 AM PDT by wbill
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To: topher

Time to go underground.

Register as a DemonRAT and vote against them at every opportunity.

It’s long past time for infiltration, coordinated or otherwise.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: topher

well let’s just hope and pray that it ADDS to the heat- exposing hte crass disgusting thuggery beign perptrated on Americans


20 posted on 05/13/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: kevao

>>>The entire Constitution was written *specifically* to prevent this kind of abuse of power. >>>

Absolutely!


21 posted on 05/13/2013 10:05:07 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: wbill; pallis

I’m not registered as a member of any political party, but I’ve been harassed by a pointless audit. They didn’t even claim there was anything wrong, and found nothing.

I suspect the IRS is targeting people that criticize this administration on social media. With their subpoena power, they wouldn’t have any problem breaking through any anonymity and identifying me, or you, unless you have taken extraordinary measures.

It cost me a lot of money in accountant fees. And after this weekend’s revelations, I am beyond pissed. If. I could find out who selected me for an audit, I would haul them in for a deposition to find out why.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 1:15:58 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking
Yours is as good a theory as any.

I dunno, I just thought random audits would be easy to check. If they're truly "random", then party affiliation should be 40-40-20 (D) (R) and (I), approximately.

I live in NC and we're currently undergoing a debate on Voter ID. I told my wife, if this gets passed, it will be pretty easy to see the extent of voter fraud. The state has gone close to 50-50 for the past two major elections.

I'm hoping that the state stays deadlocked in 2016, but doubt it will be. If it's not still a dead heat, that means that pretty much all of my past votes have been meaningless. Going forward, though......

23 posted on 05/13/2013 2:05:56 PM PDT by wbill
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To: topher
Clinton did the same thing: sent the IRS attack dogs against conservatives in the 1990s. Reagan and the Bushes did not do likewise to their liberal opponents. This just enforces the adage: the Democrats are the Evil Party. If the GOP backs down on this issue and Benghazi, they will reinforce their moniker: the Stupid Party.
24 posted on 05/13/2013 2:13:56 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: topher
Remember, this is an administration which will not profile terrorists, but will profile patriots? Profile constitutional groups? I mean, this is almost madness. - Newt
25 posted on 05/13/2013 2:33:43 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: topher

The press is climbing on board.... they’ll be able to have more than one pot on the stove...


26 posted on 05/13/2013 2:34:40 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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