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IRS official apologizes to tea party groups for "incorrect" scrutiny during 2012 election
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2013 | Jake Miller

Posted on 05/10/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

An IRS official apologized on Friday to tea party organizations and other conservative groups for inappropriately targeting them during the 2012 election, the Associated Press reports.

The groups, which enjoyed tax-exempt status under the internal revenue code, were singled out for additional scrutiny of their tax exemption if their names included the words "tea party" or "patriot." In several cases, the groups were asked to provide a list of donors for review, usually a violation of IRS policy.

"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive, and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases," said Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. "The IRS would like to apologize for that."

Lerner said the additional scrutiny was initiated by lower-level employees working out of Cincinnati...

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fascism; internalrevenue; irs; loislerner; obama; ohio; taxes; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Cincinnati? I'd believe Chicago.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 little 2 late.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 7:00:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, we’re sorreee....now that your guys lost!!!

“Mission Accomplished” for the Thug Party


3 posted on 05/10/2013 7:00:24 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So who goes to jail? Murderers can’t get off by an apology, why should a gov worker who does something illegal?


4 posted on 05/10/2013 7:01:40 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why did the IRS apologise? What scared them?


5 posted on 05/10/2013 7:01:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t accept the apology - demand resignations!


6 posted on 05/10/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Low level employees” translated means “Employees of low character following the instructions of higher ups of even lower character”.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 7:04:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ongoing thread with some 90 + comments if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation


8 posted on 05/10/2013 7:04:41 PM PDT by deport
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

You didn’t hear who was elected president in 2008?


9 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There needs to be heads rolling, compensation and prison time.

Sames we would get!


10 posted on 05/10/2013 7:06:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember Andy Stern?

“If we can’t use the power of persuasion we’ll use the persuasion of power”


11 posted on 05/10/2013 7:06:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder what the racial make up is of the perps?

People are getting away with so much here, it becomes a reasonable thing to wonder.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:43 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yep...my first reaction. They must have gotten wind that a whistle blower was about to blow.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 7:08:05 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Chickensoup

What happened to all the bureaucrats who researched and revealed all that stuff on Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin and goodness knows how many other conservatives?


14 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Ben Ghazi? ;)


15 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:35 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nixon said he was sorry. Time to move on.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nothin’


17 posted on 05/10/2013 7:26:56 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: doc1019

I am sure the pubbies will demand their resignations and defund their positions. NOT


18 posted on 05/10/2013 7:29:26 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe THIS is the gift that will keep on giving long after Benghazi is forgotten. I fully expect Republicans to hammer Dimocratz leading up to the 2014 midterms, then in the 2016 Prez election and on and on in the future with a script built around “using the IRS as a weapon.”


19 posted on 05/10/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

I believe they already said that there would be no recriminations against the culprits. Apparently it was all a mistake by uninformed workers or some other BS excuse.


20 posted on 05/10/2013 7:33:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Horse hockey. Who authorized these fishing expeditions? They should be indicted, convicted, and sent to prison. At the very least, they should be fired.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:36:38 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Regulator

Govertment bow wows should be fired. No retirement. No benefits.
Out the f’n door...


22 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Man50D; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...

Yet another valid argument to replace the income tax with the FairTax and abolish the IRS!

Help us do that!

http://www.fairtax.org


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:40:35 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: MasterGunner01

“Lerner said the additional scrutiny was initiated by lower-level employees working out of Cincinnati...”

If I had $1 mil, I’d bet it all that these employees are black. The IRS is a highly affirmative action employer.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 7:42:09 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember ..... all these folks are dues-paying members of the American Federation of Government Employees.

Federal union folks do not get fired. They get tramsferred to a different department, or a different location, but never fired.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they could blame it all on a movie. ... Oh yeah, ... hmmm...never mind... Didn’t work last time it was tried.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:26 PM PDT by So Circumstanced
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To: Army Air Corps

Trying anything to knock Benghazi off the front page.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 8:10:27 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE BITCH.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It MAY have been a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the deepening Benghazi scandal.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 8:14:49 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, if I cheat on my taxes next year, all I have to do is apologize??? Cool.

Okay... I think I am adjusting to this dynamic Obama leadership thing.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s nice that she apologized. It’s time to make the perps sorry.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:34 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: Army Air Corps

I think they just want to make sure that they are not treated the same way should the shoe end up on the other foot.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 8:38:20 PM PDT by ransomnote
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32 posted on 05/10/2013 8:55:31 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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"That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive, and it was inappropriate...but absolutely SOP for 'rats - get into power and then use any and every government agency and avenue to keep yourself there and destroy those who would challenge you - it's a disgrace......
33 posted on 05/10/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Chickensoup

Make an example of these thugs. A message needs to be sent that we are not going to take this anymore. I’ll bet they’ll squeal like pigs with the right pressure. The low-level employees aren’t going to go to jail for their higher ups. Unless, of course, Soros pays them off.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 11:23:46 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: deport

AND ARRESTS? The party of reach around, strikes again! I piss on the republicRAT party!


35 posted on 05/11/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The IRS is certainly sorry, but not in the apology sense.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are they apologizing now? What has happened to make them confess? They aren’t under the delusion that this confession will take heat off the jerk in the white house on Benghazi are they?


37 posted on 05/11/2013 3:24:15 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is so much to get pi$$ed off about these days..I can’t decide which one to get pi$$ed off about.


38 posted on 05/11/2013 10:56:48 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is so much to get pi$$ed off about these days..I can’t decide which one to get pi$$ed off about.


39 posted on 05/11/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT by berdie
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