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Schock: IRS canít stop illegal behavior (targeting conservative political groups)
The Hill ^ | 8/17/13 | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/18/2013 2:45:10 PM PDT by Libloather

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) said late Friday that he worries that the Internal Revenue Service is so incompetent "that they can't stop their own illegal behavior."

The Illinois Republican, in an interview with Fox News, said that the agency was continuing to engage in the illegal targeting of conservative political groups, even after President Obama vowed the practice would stop when abuses were revealed earlier this summer.

"After the investigation had already begun, after the illegal behavior had already been exposed, they were asking pro-life groups how much of their time was being spent in prayer, how much of their time was being spent outside of abortion clinics, things that are clearly illegal for the IRS to ask when it's determining the tax-exempt status of any organization," Schock said.

House Republicans have seized on recent testimony from an IRS screener in Cincinnati who said earlier this month that because the agency hasn't issued any guidance in the wake of the targeting scandal, all applications from political advocacy groups are referred for secondary screening.

"The president said that, if, in fact, the claims were true, it would be outrageous. Well, the claims are true. And it is outrageous," Schock said. "And despite his promise to the American people that it was going to stop, it hasn't."

Democrats say that the complaints from congressional Republicans are overblown, and that the agency is no longer targeting specific ideological groups. President Obama himself has accused the GOP of pursuing "phony scandals," and White House press secretary Jay Carney has said that the IRS also targeted progressive groups.

In an interview with USA Today, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) said Republicans are "trying to twist the facts to fit their political narrative."

"This particular screener is not singling out applications but rather sending all potential political advocacy cases for secondary screening out of an abundance of caution," Levin said.

But Schock said that Democrats are just hoping the scandal fades from the headlines.

"I would remind you that the only reason the American people are continuing to hear about this, the only reason that we know that the illegal targeting is continuing, is because we have a Republican-controlled House," Schock said. "The Democrats on the committee have already said if they ran the place, the investigation would be complete."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Michigan; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aaronschock; cincinnati; commiecare; illegal; illinois; irs; michigan; ohio; sanderlevin; schock
Hussein could stop it. Doesn't want to.
1 posted on 08/18/2013 2:45:10 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Obviously they could stop, and would immediately, if they were targeting liberal groups.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 2:48:02 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Libloather

Dictatorship is here. 0bama found a way to silence the Tea Party and this is it. Just too effective to stop doing it. Midterms and 2016 ahead!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 2:49:18 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Libloather

The GOOBers need to man up and defund the DNC’s corrupt IRS. The IRS is a threat to America’s security.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 2:49:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: Libloather

...not as long as Odungo is at the helm....


5 posted on 08/18/2013 2:51:18 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

0-Zero thumbs his snout at the law.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Libloather

The IRS and a whole alphabet of government agencies are loaded with ideological marxists. The illegal alien emptying the waste basket is probably the most honest guy in the place.

40 or 50 years ago when my mother went into social services work they taught her that eliminating the need for her job was her primary goal. (get people off welfare and back to work) Today the perpetuation of the social worker’s job is the primary goal.

The only way to stop them is to end them.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
OH, BE STILL MY HEART!!

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8 posted on 08/18/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (¬ďTo learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.¬Ē- Voltaire)
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To: Libloather

There is a big difference between “can’t” and “won’t”

This is just part of the “hope and change” dictatorship.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Libloather

Help! I’m violating the people’s rights and I can;t stop!


10 posted on 08/18/2013 3:12:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Libloather

The sad thing is all those people who do what they’re told even when they know it’s illegal. Maybe they figure they’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 3:26:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Libloather

The obvious parallels to substance abuse simply can’t be ignored. They are hooked on the narcotic of money and power.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 3:27:58 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

Gosh, I hope no one getting harassed caps an IRS agent.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Libloather

Problem is there’s bipartisan support in congress for targeting conservatives!


14 posted on 08/18/2013 3:49:44 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Libloather

Hussein could stop it. Doesn’t want to.


Boehner could stop it also but apparently he doesn’t want to. He’d much rather keep the IRS issue simmering as a red meat distraction for conservatives while he pushes through amnesty

That’s why Boehner has his amnesty loving stooge Schock carrying the water on this issue. Nothing will happen on the IRS asssaults as long as it stays in committee. And that is just how the tan man wants it.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Libloather

(Like criminaliens) What happens when bad behavior goes unpunished?
That’s right—you get more Democrats.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 3:53:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Libloather

Why should they stop if there have been no consequences?


17 posted on 08/18/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: All

This is exactly why we have a Constitution in the first place. The power of Government is derived from the people. Not the other way around.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 4:40:12 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: logic101.net
There is a big difference between “can’t” and “won’t”

They won't stop, until they are placed in mechanical restraints, and taken to the cross bar hotel. Until that happens, there is no way they are going to stop. Being as that will not happen, they will continue doing this into the foreseeable future.

19 posted on 08/18/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Perdogg; cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks Libloather.
In an interview with USA Today, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) said Republicans are "trying to twist the facts to fit their political narrative."

20 posted on 08/18/2013 5:32:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Libloather

If it’s a “phony” scandal, Mr. President, then why is the IRS continuing to harass conservative groups? Leads me to believe the scandal is not “phony”, and You are mixed up in it up to your scrawny little neck, Obama. Stephanie Cutter was your go-between with Schluman and your White House orchestrated the plan, knowing Justice and the FBI would look the other way.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 5:59:36 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Libloather

>>the Internal Revenue Service is so incompetent “that they can’t stop their own illegal behavior.”

This is not due to incompetence (although there is plenty of that, too). This is due to corruption and malevolence.

Oopsie! I accidentally harassed a Tea Party group. Silly me. I’m just so incompetent. Oh, dear. I just did it again!


22 posted on 08/18/2013 7:36:43 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: jeffc
Obviously they could stop, and would immediately, if they were targeting liberal groups.

The so call MSM would also be screaming if they were targeting liberal groups. There's no reason for any of us to pretend any of these folks are objective, honest or principled.

They care about their advantage only... like criminals.

23 posted on 08/19/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows ALL but differences between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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