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IRS agent: Tax agency is still
targeting Tea Party groups

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 8/8/2013 8:49:02 PM

In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted.. In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special "secondary screening" because

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/8/2013 9:58:09 PM     (No. 9465209)

Why am I not surprised? So far no one or nothing is touching them, so why not continue doing what they are doing?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 8/8/2013 10:14:53 PM     (No. 9465232)

There are not enough 4-letter words in the English slanguage (spelled that way on purpose) to describe the corruption of the Obama administration. Will anyone go to prison for all the violations against the American people?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grounded, 8/8/2013 10:18:19 PM     (No. 9465238)

Yet if an application comes in for a group with the word "Progress" or "Progressive" in its name it will sail right through. Any bets?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/8/2013 10:51:00 PM     (No. 9465275)

So long as Adolf Hitler remains in control, his Gestapo will execute his commands.
Befehl ist Befehl!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 8/8/2013 10:58:26 PM     (No. 9465289)

#2, still words fail me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/8/2013 11:01:08 PM     (No. 9465292)

Yeah? So what are youse gon´ do ´bout it, huh?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 8/8/2013 11:02:25 PM     (No. 9465295)

Why not? The gov´t still considers Tea Party-type views and groups to be threats.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 8/9/2013 1:48:38 AM     (No. 9465408)

No kidding. They are only following Dear Leader´s orders, with the eager approval of the Court Eunuch media. Why stop the corruption when it is a necessary part of the plan?

The biggest lesson here for the IRS and its puppet masters in the White House is what the GOP "opposition" will let them get away with. They must be incredibly heartened.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pensom2, 8/9/2013 2:31:51 AM     (No. 9465428)

If I wanted to get IRS approval for an advocacy group, I´d use some kind of a progressive-friendly name, get approval, then promptly change the name. The IRS has no authority to prevent a name change.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lancelink1, 8/9/2013 7:53:30 AM     (No. 9465582)

I´ve been saying all summer - nobody is going anywhere. Not only that, the malfeasance continues unabated.

Why?

It is not because of Reps or Dems - it´s all of them. All 545 of them. Congress, this Present-dent and SCOTUS.

The system of government put in place by the Founding Fathers has been warped into it´s current self-serving corrupt body over time.

I do not believe Washington can fix itself.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/9/2013 8:08:21 AM     (No. 9465600)

Np one will go to jail, no will be punished. This might sound cruel but this is exactly what the LoFos voted for on our behalf. We slept for two generations (as) the creeping welfare state and the poisoned education system to complement it created this situation. There is no short term remedy if there is a remedy at all. Its 1776 again and we are facing an even greater tyrant.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/9/2013 8:14:21 AM     (No. 9465611)

Unfortunately, tyrants never leave the scene peaceably.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 8/9/2013 8:14:30 AM     (No. 9465612)

MUST we have another real tea party tax revolt? Wasn´t Boston Harbor enough?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/9/2013 8:52:53 AM     (No. 9465668)

Here is a simple solution to get the IRS investigation moving. Declare Lois Lerner a terrorist, a designation she earned as soon as she took the 5th. Drag her ample butt down to Guantanamo. Strap her to a board. Tie a towel around her head. Ask questions. If she declines to answer, apply water. Keep repeating last step until case is solved.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/9/2013 9:13:46 AM     (No. 9465690)

That just goes to show how much Issa´s big bad committee is feared. It´s pedal to the metal all the way to 2014 for our dictator in chief and he´s not about to stop now.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/9/2013 9:18:51 AM     (No. 9465698)

The regime knows that the Tea Party was instrumental in the 2010 losses but they were effectively ´IRS-d´ out in time for Obie´s 2nd inauguration.

Public scorn or not, the Progressives must win the House in 14, so the purges will continue.

What you gonna do ´bout it?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/9/2013 9:20:25 AM     (No. 9465699)

I don´t even know why groups openly declaring themselves Tea Party or Conservative bother trying for tax-exempt status under the current regime. When the system is unfair and stacked against you, your only choice is to get smart or give up. So quit whining, name your group something that will fly through the process and get busy changing hearts and minds.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/9/2013 9:21:03 AM     (No. 9465702)

Hey........it´s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, doncha-know. This is the same IRS that is supposed to handle each individuals personal health information???

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 8/9/2013 9:22:24 AM     (No. 9465705)

Judging from the number of fund raising calls I´ve been getting, I would say there are quite a few Tea Party groups who have gotten their 501c(4) approval.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Crosscut, 8/9/2013 10:17:06 AM     (No. 9465814)

It won´t stop until someone goes to prison. And that will only happen when Democrats lose control of the Senate and the White House. The 2014 midterms is the only chance the country has left to save itself. The Democrat Party is the biggest threat to America´s future than all Islamic nut cases combined.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/9/2013 10:22:32 AM     (No. 9465822)

To #13, not we don´t need another Boston Tea Party. We need another 1776. And to ex3rcise the 2nd Amendment. IMHO, that is eventually going to be the cure for all of the corruption in DC.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/9/2013 10:40:45 AM     (No. 9465849)

Close the IRS down for good. Its a criminal operation, always has been 100% un-Contitutional.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 8/9/2013 10:56:15 AM     (No. 9465876)

Ihave a great idea, change name to Progressive Tea party.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: arcady, 8/9/2013 11:07:31 AM     (No. 9465893)

From the GOP....Crickets

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TEHTRIGGERMAN, 8/9/2013 11:39:51 AM     (No. 9465950)

The IRS was always unconstitutional. Now its an fully armed semi-militarized Government stormtrooper Army.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 8/9/2013 1:33:58 PM     (No. 9466137)

Why are Tea Party and conservative groups still applying to the IRS? Why do we continue to self-identify to our enemies?

We campaign against intrusive big government, knowing its criminal intentions upon our freedoms, yet we seek their ‘tax-exempt’ blessing. We are acting like we still have a government responsive to its citizens. NEWS FLASH: We Do Not.

We know the IRS, and the whole sundry list of alphabet agencies, are targeting us and their objective is to silence and blunt our political effectiveness. The government has broken the social contract. We are no longer bound. There is no requirement that groups seek the exalted 501C4. Why are we letting our avowed foes know who we are, where we are, and what we are doing? We chase after their carrot of tax exemption and then are surprised when we get hit by their stick of bureaucracy.

It is way past time for patriots to adopt the strategies and tactics of the underground resistance against the Nazis, or from our ‘undocumented’ fellows, regarding secrecy and operating in the shadows. What difference, at this point, does it make to comply with their edicts?

Who is John Galt? I am John Galt.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/9/2013 1:43:32 PM     (No. 9466149)

Oooh! Well said, #26! Right on! (I´ve been in Mulligan´s Valley for a few years myself....)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dirtydave, 8/9/2013 4:31:06 PM     (No. 9466372)

No surprise here. The GOP couldn´t care less and certainly the Dems are not going to do the moral, correct thing.

If we let them get away with it, they will and they are.

Banana republic, here we come.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 8/9/2013 4:40:21 PM     (No. 9466380)

Or, Tea Party groups proudly label themselves as such and operate as for-profit businesses while their tax exempt status languishes. During that time also proudly proclaim the Feds are holding up their tax exempt status and use this as a fund raising and recruitment tool. Hoist the govt oppressors by their own petard.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/9/2013 4:46:53 PM     (No. 9466391)

Of all the so-called scandals out there, this apparent law breaking by the IRS is the one that has the greatest potential to bring the Administration down.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/9/2013 4:50:48 PM     (No. 9466397)

Not one question at today´s so called press conference.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: navybrat, 8/9/2013 9:52:02 PM     (No. 9466716)

Why are Republicans not screaming and yelling about this? These are honest American citizens being abused. Even if they don´t agree with them they are not breaking the law and are not community organizers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: artlover, 8/9/2013 10:14:41 PM     (No. 9466744)

Did you think it really would stop?? I have told you over and over. There is no stopping Obama and anything he wants to do. He can do anything and get away with it. The Republicans can do nothing and of course the democrats love it. We don´t have a country anymore. I doubt that the Republicans will EVER win an election in this country again, ever. That´s how far gone this country is. Just live with it...

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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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