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  • Pelosi: IRS problem stems from court ruling

    05/13/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/13 | dinan
    <p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the IRS should be condemned for targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to last year’s elections, but she also blamed the Supreme Court for opening the door to broader political activity.</p>
  • Collins: Why hasn’t Obama spoken up about the IRS scandal?

    05/13/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Susan Collins appeared on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday to address the exploding scandal at the IRS, as many of the other Sunday talk shows focused more on the exploding scandal of Benghazi. Candy Crowley asked Collins, “Is this passing the smell test to you?” Collins scoffed at the explanation given — that this took place only among low-level staffers — and wondered aloud why Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew haven’t apologized for the agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election.
  • Expose Obama’s abuse, then de-fang the IRS

    05/13/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2013 | Herman Cain
    Just an IRS demand for documents can virtually cripple an organization that can find itself needing to bring all hands on deck to comply with the demand. The White House will claim, of course, that it had nothing to do with this and was completely unaware of it. Congress should certainly not accept that claim on its face. House Republicans should stop at nothing to bring the truth about this matter to light, because most Americans don’t realize the power the IRS has to harass ordinary citizens. Do we have evidence that the Obama political team drove this in any...
  • IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ; Update: ABC corroborates

    05/13/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    On Saturday, we discovered that the IRS targeting of conservative groups didn’t start in 2012 and wasn’t limited to a few rogue low-level agents. Senior officials became aware of the practice at least as early as June 2011, including the top lawyer for the IRS. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that an upcoming IG report will show that the practice first began in the 2010 midterm cycle (via TPM):
  • Internal IRS Mandate: 'Be on the Lookout' for 'Organizations Involved In ... Educating...

    05/13/2013 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Internal IRS Mandate: 'Be on the Lookout' for 'Organizations Involved In ... Educating on Constitution and Bill of Rights' May 12, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey ( - A timeline of Internal Revenue Service activities that was developed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and provided to congressional staff indicates that early last year--as the nation was headed toward a presidential election--the IRS issued a "be on the lookout order" (BOLO) for officials in its "Determinations Unit" to ferret out for heightened scrutiny organizations applying for tax exempt status that were involved in educating Americans "on the Constitution...
  • IRS scandal grows to include debt critics

    05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    the IRS may have been casting an even wider net, and agents could have unfairly targeted groups that touted better government economic policy and debt pay-down. Also among the targeted: Groups that tried to educate about the Constitution or government policy critics ... at least one congressional member has wondered: What about Obamacare? Do critics of Obamacare face extra layers of IRS scrutiny, also?
  • Why Would the IRS Hold a Secret Meeting?

    12/13/2011 12:31:36 PM PST · by 92nina · 14 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-12-13 | J. Michael Wahlen
    On Thursday, December 8th, the IRS held a secret meeting regarding a new tax policy. The hearing was required by law, as the IRS was proposing new legislation, but the IRS did everything in its power to keep it from the public. It only announced the meeting on the 7th, one day earlier, and only allowed people who signed up in advance to attend. Even then, they were not allowed to speak. The hearing was on the issue of “return free” or “simple return” filing, a proposal under which the IRS would file taxes for the taxpayer and send them...