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IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups
Yahoo News ^ | 10 May 2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 05/10/2013 8:05:33 AM PDT by mandaladon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews. Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington. Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the IRS. They said the agency asked them an inordinate number of questions to justify their tax-exempt status. Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity.

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To: dragnet2

Get a load of this breaking....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3017936/posts


51 posted on 05/10/2013 12:01:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“Of course there will be no repercussions and this will be a blip on FOX, only.”

Megan Kelly had an excellent discussion with the lawyer who forced the IRS thugs back into their cages on this and their small apology.

It will not be carried by ABCNNBCBS.


52 posted on 05/10/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: mandaladon
Comment from me: APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED (emphasis mine).

Here's the problem: the IRS has the power to effectively ruin people by starting a tax audit, even for specious reasons. Given that the Tea Party was specifically targeted for an IRS audit, that tells me no less than the President himself may have approved of this.

53 posted on 05/10/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: mandaladon
Okay, let me go “out there” a bit.

Just why, right now, is the IRS coming forward with this mea culpa? Is it possible that the heat over Benghazi is getting to the Obama administration and this is there way to throw a bone to conservatives and Republicans? As in, “We did some bad things. We didn't play fair, now would you back off the whole Benghazi thing and we'll try to play nice with you now.”

Is this possible or is this too wild? Why would they voluntarily just now come forward with this info and apology?

54 posted on 05/10/2013 12:30:38 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: caww

Exactly. See my post at #54.


55 posted on 05/10/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Maceman
The Founding Fathers would have started shooting a LONG time ago.

In all seriousness you are correct. Our Founding Fathers had a unbridled passion for Liberty. They knew that government was an inherently evil institution.

Our Founders would have gathered up the State Militias when the first stirrings of the evil Progressives were pushing the 17th Amendment.

Our Founders would have never allowed the Progressive movement to gain power.

56 posted on 05/10/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by sand88
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To: caww
Some of my Dad's friends got audited back in the 80’s. They supported the wrong candidate, and were very vocal.
57 posted on 05/10/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: caww
None of this should surprise us, we’re watching the equivalent to any “gang” of mobsters dressed in suits and role playing to look “shaven and clean”.

Clean and articulate, as Biden assured us.
58 posted on 05/10/2013 12:38:33 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: mandaladon

In private business, someone caught in such a flagrant policy violation would be fired or demoted.

I want to know what happened to these low-level employees.

No, I am not holding my breath.


59 posted on 05/10/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: mandaladon

Lemme guess? No one questioned Organizing For America’s questionable activities, right?


60 posted on 05/10/2013 1:16:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: mandaladon

Obama, using his SEIU career bureaucrats allies, launched a retaliatory political strike against his TEA Party enemies via the IRS. The only surprise here is that the IRS apologized. These people should be fired.


61 posted on 05/10/2013 1:48:28 PM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: Mr. K

Don’t you wish you could get away with grossly illegal behavior by simply releasing the news on Friday and simply apologizing like they can?


62 posted on 05/10/2013 1:50:31 PM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

The IRS is probably trying to head off a deeper investigation. That probe needs to continue until indictments are handed down.


63 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:18 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: Obadiah

There must be earth shaking revelations coming about Obama and the IRS, this is the only reason they would preemptively admit guilt.


64 posted on 05/10/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: Mr. K

Mission Accomplished.

Ok, now that we’ve achieved our goals, we’ll apologize as long as there aren’t any consequences. That should make it all better, right?


65 posted on 05/10/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: mandaladon
heads better roll over this... but i'm not gonna hold my breath
66 posted on 05/10/2013 2:42:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mountainlion

Let her apologize during her pre-sentencing hearing . . .


67 posted on 05/10/2013 4:04:29 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: mandaladon

Sure, they’re sorry.

BS.

Go after ‘em, and find out WHO gave the push to target these organizations.


68 posted on 05/10/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: mandaladon

Like the low level career employees of the State Department who didn’t vigorously and continuously beseech Hillary for security upgrades at the “Critical” level facility of Benghazi - according to the ARB (totally false). So, it’s not the fault of Obama appointees for not listening...


69 posted on 05/10/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: mandaladon

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- Tax-Exempt - MEDIA MATTERS - ??

Primary activity/agenda :

- Destroy FOX News and all Conservatives -

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70 posted on 05/10/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT by devolve ( ------- I've gotcher magic bullet right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: Zhang Fei

Remember how the Feds used the IRS to bring down Al Capone in the early 1930’s? Imagine the delicious irony when the actions of the IRS since January 20, 2009 targeting conservatives ends up bringing down President Obama more so than the Benghazi debacle....


71 posted on 05/10/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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over time some will be unlucky



who will provide that for them?



nowhere to run no place to hide

72 posted on 05/10/2013 7:21:06 PM PDT by devolve ( ------- I've gotcher magic bullet right here 0pansy ---------)
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To: mandaladon

We should all go to rob a bank tomorrow, and IF they catch you, you say “Gosh, I’m sorry” ... and that should be it


73 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

And did IRS provide any tax files or tax returns to the staff over at the White House?


74 posted on 05/10/2013 8:31:02 PM PDT by Rapscallion (People died. Obama lied....to win the election and bankrupt the US..)
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To: mandaladon

We should demand mass firings, rescinding of pensions, and jail time for all involved. Apologies are not even close to enough for these egregious crimes.


75 posted on 05/10/2013 8:51:44 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: mandaladon

Carney blamed the GOP for it.


76 posted on 05/10/2013 9:33:21 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mountainlion

Lefties actually saying it’s fine for the IRS to target the right for their political beliefs.


77 posted on 05/10/2013 9:43:01 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mandaladon

Apology won’t hack it. They won’t let us apologize for making a mistake on our tax returns.
Jail for them.


78 posted on 05/11/2013 6:46:42 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Chaguito

“The “apology” is a shot across the bow showing that they can do it, they can admit it, and nothing will be done about it. In other words they can continue doing it with impunity. This is in your face.”

And the press could care less, as opposed to the Nixon and Reagan days when anything the feds did were trumpeted as scandal.


79 posted on 05/11/2013 9:23:43 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: mandaladon

How do you apologize and in the next breath say: “It wasn’t politically motivated...just a mistake.”


80 posted on 05/11/2013 9:46:47 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: mountainlion
Dear Fuhrer Obama IRS:

I haven't filed or paid any taxes since 1993. I'm sorry. Does that apology make it all better now?

Signed,
Angry Tea Party Patriot.

PS:FUBO.

81 posted on 05/11/2013 9:56:29 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mandaladon
"If by some tiny chance that anyone's credit rating was wrecked b/c of the entirely unauthorized action by some of our lowest-level staff, we're reeeally sorry...."
82 posted on 05/11/2013 11:25:13 AM PDT by mikrofon (And BTW- it was Bush's Fault TM)
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To: mandaladon

Apologize for slavery. Apologize for the Mavi Marmaru. Apologize for sprinkling the seat in a public john. Apologize for targeting conservative groups. Apologize for Pearl Harbor. Apologize for apologizing excessively for every stupid thing. Who cares. Has the North apologized to the South for Atlanta yet?


83 posted on 05/11/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: molson209
said, "The IRS is just an arm of the Democratic Party"

So was the KKK

84 posted on 05/14/2013 11:51:25 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; CSM
said, "The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now."

No, they would not. They are people just like you and me. They wouldn't and didn't start shooting until their lives were in jeopardy.

Remember before they started shooting they were for years randomly taken as slaves for the Kings navy. They couldn't buy bibles and had Regular army sleeping in their homes whom they had to feed. Those caught practicing a belief out side what was legally allowed was flogged often to death in front of the whole town. Church's were burned to the ground. They had no way for the king to hear their issues.

that is what broke the back they were being killed and ignored.

85 posted on 05/14/2013 12:06:56 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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86 posted on 05/14/2013 12:09:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mandaladon

CORRECTION.......IRS apologizes for targeting WHITE GROUPS.


87 posted on 05/14/2013 12:10:59 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I see your point and would also add that they did absolutely everything that they could to avoid the shooting. Including sending the King a list of grievences attached to their Declaration of Independence. Only after the abuses continued did they turn to the last resort.


88 posted on 05/14/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

Absolutely. I really hate the way our schools teach our revolution that was over some tax money. It is absurd and shameful. They were not murderers


89 posted on 05/14/2013 2:36:13 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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