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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby wack wack » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:14 pm

Sandi wrote:Only a lefty with no knowledge past talking points would compare Ariel Castro to committee Chairman Dave Camp.

Have another cup of kool-aid.


Seriously, are you a moron? Did you really not understand, or did you search for a way to fling shit?
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby DCB » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:43 pm

wack wack wrote:


Yes, and in court yesterday Ariel Castro gave a report about how he's not a monster.

if you want others to accept the validity of House Republican behavior, try finding a report that isn't produced by House Republicans.

This is a recurring problem in this investigation — the release of incomplete information. Indeed, that is exactly what led to fundamental flaws in the TIGTA report," Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., said in a statement.

So maybe ultra-lefty Rep. Levin is correct, and the report is flawed.

But what if its not? Maybe the IRS did gave conservative groups a hard time. Is it because they are biased? or because all those tea party groups submitted improper requests?
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby manoletters » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:30 pm

Obie isn't doing anything that the dry-drunk moron from Crawford who stole two elections didn't do.
http://www.alternet.org/bush-used-irs-f ... op-outrage
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:29 am

Lois Lerner pulls a Hillary

Lois Lerner, IRS official in tea party scandal, forced out for ‘neglect of duties’

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, retired from the agency Monday morning after an internal investigation found she was guilty of “neglect of duties” and was going to call for her ouster, according to congressional staff.

Her departure marks the first government official to pay a significant price in the scandal, though Republicans were quick to say her decision doesn’t put the matter to rest and pointed out that she still can be called before Congress to testify


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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby wack wack » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:37 am

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I really feel bad for you, Ned. Based on the recent frequency and content of your posts, it's clear you are completely demoralized.

Buck up, li'l camper. You'll get your game back... someday.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby rabble » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:30 am

This puts me in mind of that Beverly Hillbillies episode where Jethro was about to jump into the cement pond tied to a big rock so he'd drown and that pretty girl he was courtin' would cry over his dead body, which he was looking forward to till Jed said "How you gonna enjoy anything when you're drowned?" and he put the rock down.

How y'all gonna call anybody before Congress when you done shut the guvmint down?
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:30 am

This ought to piss off Ned: Obama administration proposes rule that would rein in political activity of nonprofits

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to limit the expansive role that nonprofit groups play in politics, proposing a regulation that would rein in ­certain tax-exempt organizations that have been able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in recent elections without revealing their donors.

Under the proposed rule, groups such as Crossroads GPS, co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove, and the Democratic-allied League of Conservation Voters would no longer be able to claim some of their routine activities as part of their work as “social welfare” organizations.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Sandi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:10 pm

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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Sandi, WTF does that have to do with Barrack Obama and the IRS. This Dickinson guy is a joke. His website is a joke and he doesn't even state that he's a Dem.

Jeebus, vet your sources would you. Are you gonna pull up a random tweet as having some sort of meaning from now on.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Sandi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:48 pm

Aww poor Steb... sorry to piss you off.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby O.J. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:50 pm

Sandi, stop being such a funt.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:53 pm

Sandi wrote:Aww poor Steb... sorry to piss you off.


Didn't piss me off in the least bit. I just find posting stuff like that pretty sad.

Again, what does this dumb ass have to do with Obama. See, I'm attacking the message here.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:54 pm

O.J. wrote:Sandi, stop being such a funt.

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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby DCB » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:21 pm

Well that was $14 million well-spent!

Through the course of the nine-month investigations, the IRS has produced more than 500,000 pages of documents and made available 35 former and current IRS employees for interviews. Treasury and IRS officials have testified on the topic at 15 congressional hearings.

Uh, did we find any evidence of nefarious activty yet? No?

Maybe you should look into some real government harassment for a change.
Also, according to a “Democracy Now!” interview, one of the activists was pressured by the military officer, who infiltrated groups in the state of Washington, to become more interested in guns and to even publish an article in a magazine that was written from the perspective of hijackers behind the 9/11 attacks.
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Re: BO's IRS Targets Political Enemies

Postby Sandi » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:53 pm

Dots the media refuse to connect.

Now consider the following events, all of which were either widely reported, publicly released by officeholders or revealed later in testimony to Congress. These are the dots the media refuse to connect:

• Jan. 27, 2010: President Obama criticizes Citizens United in his State of the Union address and asks Congress to "correct" the decision.

• Feb. 11, 2010: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) says he will introduce legislation known as the Disclose Act to place new restrictions on some political activity by corporations and force more public disclosure of contributions to 501(c)(4) organizations. Mr. Schumer says the bill is intended to "embarrass companies" out of exercising the rights recognized in Citizens United. "The deterrent effect should not be underestimated," he said.

• Soon after, in March 2010, Mr. Obama publicly criticizes conservative 501(c)(4) organizations engaging in politics. In his Aug. 21 radio address, he warns Americans about "shadowy groups with harmless sounding names" and a "corporate takeover of our democracy."

• Sept. 28, 2010: Mr. Obama publicly accuses conservative 501(c)(4) organizations of "posing as not-for-profit, social welfare and trade groups." Max Baucus, then chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asks the IRS to investigate 501(c)(4)s, specifically citing Americans for Job Security, an advocacy group that says its role is to "put forth a pro-growth, pro-jobs message to the American people."

• Oct. 11, 2010: Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) asks the IRS to investigate the conservative 501(c)(4) Crossroads GPS and "other organizations."

• April 2011: White House officials confirm that Mr. Obama is considering an executive order that would require all government contractors to disclose their donations to politically active organizations as part of their bids for government work. The proposal is later dropped amid opposition across the political spectrum.

• Feb. 16, 2012: Seven Democratic senators— Michael Bennet (Colo.), Al Franken (Minn.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Mr. Schumer, Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Tom Udall (N.M.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.)—write to the IRS asking for an investigation of conservative 501(c)(4) organizations.

• March 12, 2012: The same seven Democrats write another letter asking for further investigation of conservative 501(c)(4)s, claiming abuse of their tax status.

• July 27, 2012: Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) writes one of several letters to then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman seeking a probe of nine conservative groups, plus two liberal and one centrist organization. In 2013 testimony to the HouseOversight and Government Reform Committee, former IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller describes Sen. Levin as complaining "bitterly" to the IRS and demanding investigations.

• Aug. 31, 2012: In another letter to the IRS, Sen. Levin calls its failure to investigate and prosecute targeted organizations "unacceptable."

• Dec. 14, 2012: The liberal media outlet ProPublica receives Crossroads GPS's 2010 application for tax-exempt status from the IRS. Because the group's tax-exempt status had not been recognized, the application was confidential. ProPublica publishes the full application. It later reports that it received nine confidential pending applications from IRS agents, six of which it published. None of the applications was from a left-leaning organization.

• April 9, 2013: Sen. Whitehouse convenes the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism to examine nonprofits. He alleges that nonprofits are violating federal law by making false statements about their political activities and donors and using shell companies to donate to super PACs to hide donors' identities. He berates Patricia Haynes, then-deputy chief of Criminal Investigation at the IRS, for not prosecuting conservative nonprofits.

• May 10, 2013: Sen. Levin announces that the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will hold hearings on "the IRS's failure to enforce the law requiring that tax-exempt 501(c)(4)s be engaged exclusively in social welfare activities, not partisan politics." Three days later he postpones the hearings when Lois Lerner (then-director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division) reveals that the IRS had been targeting and delaying the applications of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

• Nov. 29, 2013: The IRS proposes new rules redefining "political activity" to include activities such as voter-registration drives and the production of nonpartisan legislative scorecards to restrict what the agency deems as excessive spending on campaigns by tax-exempt 501(c)(4) groups. Even many liberal nonprofits argue that the rule goes too far in limiting their political activity—but the main target appears to be the conservative 501(c)(4)s that have so irritated Democrats.

• Feb. 13, 2014: The Hill newspaper reports that "Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races."
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