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BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby alpuz » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:32 pm

Yep. I agree, snoqueen. It's not just the uninformed, but the misinformed that worry me. This state seems to be saturated with 'em.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby wack wack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:07 am

Ned Flanders wrote:
wack wack wrote:Doesn't matter whose money it is, it's still people that are the problem.
...and they're all in "unions" so they can't be fired.

Anyone else think it's time for a flat tax?


And it still doesn't matter, because the problem is people, not organizations. Unless it's a Tea Party organization.

I fully support a flat tax: 50% starting at salaries $500k annually. 0% for anything below.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:43 am

More diversions courtesy of the Chicago gang lead by the master, Herr Axelrod. If left leaning groups were targeted in the same way, let them come forward. So far they haven't. Strange, as leftists are the biggest bunch of crybabies on the planet.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:49 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Strange, as leftists are the biggest bunch of crybabies on the planet.


Clearly not
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby wack wack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:50 am

Ned Flanders wrote:More diversions courtesy of the Chicago gang lead by the master, Herr Axelrod. If left leaning groups were targeted in the same way, let them come forward. So far they haven't. Strange, as leftists are the biggest bunch of crybabies on the planet.


This is what a butthurt rightie looks like.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby mrak » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:54 am

wack wack wrote:This is what a butthurt rightie looks like.

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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Stu Levitan » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:20 am

Alas, one more RW attack on POTUS proves unfounded. What a surprise. Time to admit your hate-mongering got ahead of the facts yet again, Neddie?
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Stu Levitan » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:07 am

Ned? Oh, Ned?

Nothing to say?

<crickets>

Must be hard to be a winger these days -- every time you think you've got a scandal, DAMN! reality smacks you in the face once again. Admit it -- you got nothin'.

<more crickets>
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby wack wack » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:27 am

I'm anxiously awaiting the press conference in which Ima Ass Issa apologizes to Obama and the nation.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Huckleby » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:42 am

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-r ... 9169495001

Conservative columnist Charles Lane on friday's FOX Special Report panel:
"The more we learn about this, the more we learn that groups
across the ideological spectrum were being parsed for their political
content by the IRS. Senator Roy Blount of Missouri, a Republican,
today made a statement suggesting that well, maybe this wasn't
quite the scandal we thought it was in the first place."

Game over.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby david cohen » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:06 am

I don't trust or respect these GOP tools one iota. There are quietly trying to find a way to tie any of this to H. Clinton in 2016, not to mention Obama in the next 3 years.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Rich Schultz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Stu Levitan wrote:Alas, one more RW attack on POTUS proves unfounded. What a surprise. Time to admit your hate-mongering got ahead of the facts yet again, Neddie?


IRS Scandal Inches Closer To The White House

"The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney.

In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review applications that the agency had screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.

Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection to the White House to date.""
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/17/irs-chief-counsel-involved-in-targeting-controversy/
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Huckleby » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:49 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review applications that the agency had screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.


How in God's green earth is this scandalous? Carter Hull's job is to review IRS practices and make sure they are legit. What desperate spinning.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Slowly unraveling....
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Huckleby » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:14 pm

You do get that it is the duty of the IRS to screen applications for the non-profit status in question to ensure that they are not engaged in political activity?

It seems like a miserable task to assign the I.R.S., but it is their job to make this call. There is nothing nefarious going on here.

William Wilkins is the IRS chief counsel. The other guy, Hull, is the IRS lawyer under him i directly overseeing enforcement of political activities by non-profits.

It is laughable the right wing media is trying to spin this into being suspicious activity.
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