Skip to comments.IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought
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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The Obama IRS of TEA Party/Patriot Groups/other groups is meant to take people's attention away from Benghazi...
Chicago political corruption at the national level.
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.
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.
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
Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of Indonesia.
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.
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.
The actions of lone wolf agents, nothing coordinated by the DNC, naturally...
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.
Not going to work. IMO they are at least of equal importance.
Somebody is dumping IRS chum into the water to draw the media sharks away from good ship Benghazi.
It wont work.
The same people are responsible for both.
Someones getting desperate.
This must be one of the only moves they have left.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
well let’s just hope and pray that it ADDS to the heat- exposing hte crass disgusting thuggery beign perptrated on Americans
>>>The entire Constitution was written *specifically* to prevent this kind of abuse of power. >>>
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.
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......
The press is climbing on board.... they’ll be able to have more than one pot on the stove...
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