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The IRS Targets Conservatives

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by bobmarley, May 11, 2013.

  1. bobmarley

    bobmarley Contributing Member

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    From The Wall Street Journal

    An official admits the tax agency pursued tea party groups in the 2012 election season.

    TIME article

    The Washington Post
     
  2. TheresTheDagger

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    Those democrats sure do care about treating people fairly.
     
  3. Northside Storm

    Northside Storm Contributing Member

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    The Administration does not discriminate.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/us/29surveillance.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

     
  4. larsv8

    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    I would think it would be smart to target groups who openly question role of government and taxes.

    Equivalent of "DEA targets suspected pro pot organization"
     
  5. Northside Storm

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    you mean there's a rational state basis to discriminate between people who think taxation is theft and are fervently against the federal government collecting taxes when it comes to tax time---

    as opposed to banning gay marriage for no reason?

    One is law, the other isn't. must hurt to have the boot applied on the other side.
     
  6. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    IRS targeting groups that oppose the President politically, smh

    IRS also going after Jewish groups

    Yep, we're all just paranoid about tyranny. Nothing to worry about folks.
     
  7. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    They've known this was going on since 2011!

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-apologizes-targeting-tea-party-groups

     
  8. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    The Tea Party groups couldn't fill out the paperwork correctly. Truth.
     
  9. Space Ghost

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    Opposing a law doesn't make you a criminal. Discrimination is discrimination. You are no different than cops targeting black people. There is a word for people like you. Hypocrisy.
     
  10. larsv8

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    What exactly am I being hypocritical about?
     
  11. Commodore

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Say, remember when Harry Reid claimed to have inside dope on Romney returns? Did he get something from the WH or IRS? <a href="http://t.co/3f3S6hLW3w" title="http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/11/breaking-senior-irs-officials-knew-of-targeting-conservative-groups-in-2011/" org_href="http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/11/breaking-senior-irs-officials-knew-of-targeting-conservative-groups-in-2011/">hotair.com/archives/2013/…</a></p>&mdash; EdMorrissey (@EdMorrissey) <a href="https://twitter.com/EdMorrissey/status/333328277919916034" data-datetime="2013-05-11T16:10:29+00:00">May 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  12. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    It sure makes you a target. Laughable to say it's the same as targeting someone for what they born as. Being an anti government cray cray is a choice.
     
  13. Space Ghost

    Space Ghost Contributing Member

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    You seem to think its ok to discriminate against a group of people you assume are breaking the law.

    No, its not ok to do this, regardless of their political affiliation, race, or religion.
     
  14. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    I'm not surprised. Liberals have less of a moral compass than Conservatives.
     
  15. Space Ghost

    Space Ghost Contributing Member

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    How does this make me a target? Are you accusing me of breaking the law?
     
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  16. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Investigating someone isn't an accusation. You're being ridiculous.
     
  17. justtxyank

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    Am I reading it differently than everyone else? I don't think their tax stance has anything to do with the investigations. It isn't like they were trying to see if anti-tax groups were not paying taxes. They were seeking tax exempt status and the IRS was delaying it because of their political position. This only hurts their ability to raise monies and effectively campaign for the causes they want to.
     
  18. bobmarley

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    So basically someone didn't want them pouring any last minute money into the campaign before the election. Makes sense.
     
  19. NotInMyHouse

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    From the not so distant past:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444464304577537233908744496.html
     
  20. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    It says the scrutiny started in 2011 so it doesn't sound like a last minute election thing here. It may be that a lot of these groups started popping up rather quickly which raised a red flag but it doesn't really say anything about motivation.
     

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