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Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout
Wash Times ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Steven Dinan

Posted on 08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT by upchuck

A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes.

The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.

A few issues are still being fought over in the courts — including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her behavior from public view, and whether the IRS should pay attorney fees — but this week’s decision closes out five years of litigation over the targeting itself.

“It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid,” said Edward Greim, the lawyer who led the class action case in federal court in Cincinnati.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; election2018; election2020; incometaxes; irs; irsscandal; lawsuir; loislerner; obamaadmin; obamaadministration; obamascandals; pittance; ruling; taxcutsandjobsact; taxreform; tcja; teaparty
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Lois was out trimming her rose bushes today, fully enjoying her massive government pension. *spit*
1 posted on 08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Bitch belongs in jail!!!


2 posted on 08/10/2018 11:40:10 AM PDT by ontap
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To: upchuck

ZERO FAITH IN GOVERNMENT!!!


3 posted on 08/10/2018 11:41:10 AM PDT by fuente (Liberty resides in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box--Fredrick Douglas)
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To: upchuck

We now know it was John McCain who suggested to Lois Lerner that the Tea Party should be bankrupted by endless audits.
That’s pretty low, Mr. McCain. Even for you!


4 posted on 08/10/2018 11:43:16 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: upchuck
"It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid,”
Really? Who besides American tax payers paid a price?
5 posted on 08/10/2018 11:43:19 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: upchuck

Lois Lerner still collects a government pension.


6 posted on 08/10/2018 11:46:23 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: upchuck
The Tea Parties didn't get revenge on the IRS

IRS doesn't pay anything.
American Tax payers will.
again.
7 posted on 08/10/2018 11:48:26 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: upchuck
Glad they got the ruling but why is nobody going to jail?
This is a punishment without punitive value, the cost is passed directly onto the taxpayers.

8 posted on 08/10/2018 11:48:48 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: upchuck

$3.5 mil is peanuts compared to the damage done and Lerner (and others) should be in a Club Fed.


9 posted on 08/10/2018 11:49:25 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: upchuck

$3.5 million is NOTHING! Los Lerner will get more than that, from her effen PENSION! So make it $350 million.


10 posted on 08/10/2018 11:50:03 AM PDT by 2harddrive (Go to www.CodeIsFreeSpeech.com for 10 FREE 3D-printer gun blueprints!)
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To: upchuck
...attorney fees...

Make Lois pay them.

11 posted on 08/10/2018 11:51:12 AM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: upchuck

My civil rights are worth a helluva lot more than $3.5 mil.


12 posted on 08/10/2018 11:51:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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This isn’t justice or vindication; the payout must come personally from lerner and the others to have any meaning. Having the IRS - that is, the taxpayers - pay for her crimes will do nothing to prevent further lerners from their crimes. She needs to be left with nothing to her name, except maybe a cardboard sign. Obama should have also been nailed in the payout as well since it was all done on his order.


13 posted on 08/10/2018 11:51:18 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: upchuck

This is crappola,
Obammy, his attorney general and lynch belong in prison for this
Were it The Donald, his joke Sessions they’d be there


14 posted on 08/10/2018 11:52:17 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Criminals at F.B.I., Justice Dept, I.R.S and No one taken out in cuffs? Federal gub mint is crappola)
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To: upchuck

“insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future”

LOL


15 posted on 08/10/2018 11:56:18 AM PDT by bluejean (I'm becoming a cranky old person. It really annoys me.)
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To: Yogafist

Tell me about it, they commit a crime and we pay? WTF?


16 posted on 08/10/2018 11:57:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Vox populi, vox dei)
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To: upchuck

Money from the deep pockets of the federal government is not revenge, nor is it justice.

Unless legal retribution is taken on Lois Learner and the other criminals involved, it means very little.


17 posted on 08/10/2018 11:57:54 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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To: upchuck; flaglady47
As usual, the perps walk and the taxpayers get the harpoon.

However, count this decision as a moral victory worth its weight in gold.....then the affected Tea Partiers should use a slice of the judgement to institute personal legal action against fraulein Lerner and anyone else in the IRS hierarchy who employed nazi tactics in their anti-conservative krystalnacht.

Leni

18 posted on 08/10/2018 12:02:25 PM PDT by MinuteGal (MAGA !!! MAGA !!! MAGA !!!)
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To: upchuck

Yep...a few shekels is nice, but that damn bitch should spend 20 at the Graybar Hotel for what she did.

This nation has zero accountability and zero justice for the criminals in government. Zero, nada, zilch. Zero.


19 posted on 08/10/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ontap

Sue belongs hanging from a lamp post in dowtown dc.


20 posted on 08/10/2018 12:06:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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