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#1    ninjadude

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:27 AM

And it turns out that it was Republicans who asked the IRS to look at the tax-exempt status of Tea Party groups.


Seven Republican members of Congress filed complaints with the IRS in 2010, claiming Tea Party groups engaged in partisan electioneering, leading to an IRS probe, according to agency documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched an examination of the Tea Party on Oct. 8, 2010, claiming a speech by a Tea Party leader made during the organization's annual convention that criticized President Barack Obama's education and foreign policies crossed the line from issue advocacy to partisan electioneering. [...]
The documents include letters sent from members of Congress on behalf of their constituents, including Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), the late Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), and former Reps. Larry Combest (R-TX), Joe Scarborough (R-FL) and Robert Ehrlich (R-MD).

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:50 AM

Well duh the two main parties are in it together. Why do you think the Republican party keep picking people like Romney and Bush. Because they act the same as Obma.

The tea party speaks to much common sense for the powers that be.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:28 PM

View Postninjadude, on 16 May 2013 - 03:27 AM, said:

And it turns out that it was Republicans who asked the IRS to look at the tax-exempt status of Tea Party groups.


Seven Republican members of Congress filed complaints with the IRS in 2010, claiming Tea Party groups engaged in partisan electioneering, leading to an IRS probe, according to agency documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched an examination of the Tea Party on Oct. 8, 2010, claiming a speech by a Tea Party leader made during the organization's annual convention that criticized President Barack Obama's education and foreign policies crossed the line from issue advocacy to partisan electioneering. [...]
The documents include letters sent from members of Congress on behalf of their constituents, including Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), the late Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), and former Reps. Larry Combest (R-TX), Joe Scarborough (R-FL) and Robert Ehrlich (R-MD).

http://crooksandliar...ma-wake-wiretap

So, it was the Republicans that caused the IRS employees (one of whom is an Obama donor, btw,) to commit crimes, then.

That certainly absolves the IRS felons, I suppose.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

View Postninjadude, on 16 May 2013 - 03:27 AM, said:

And it turns out that it was Republicans who asked the IRS to look at the tax-exempt status of Tea Party groups.


Seven Republican members of Congress filed complaints with the IRS in 2010, claiming Tea Party groups engaged in partisan electioneering, leading to an IRS probe, according to agency documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched an examination of the Tea Party on Oct. 8, 2010, claiming a speech by a Tea Party leader made during the organization's annual convention that criticized President Barack Obama's education and foreign policies crossed the line from issue advocacy to partisan electioneering. [...]
The documents include letters sent from members of Congress on behalf of their constituents, including Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), the late Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC), and former Reps. Larry Combest (R-TX), Joe Scarborough (R-FL) and Robert Ehrlich (R-MD).

http://crooksandliar...ma-wake-wiretap



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Jail 'em all and start over.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

I did hear once,  from a GOP source, when the tea party was going strong, that some of the tea party was funded by the Russian mafia. Stood to reason that the IRS would take that seriously.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

The real story
Full US News and WR article here: http://www.usnews.co...-criticizing-it

More on this:  http://freebeacon.co...der-pressure-2/

Edited by Merc14, 16 May 2013 - 09:16 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:20 PM

Those low level IRS employees were hired prior to 2008, therefore, it's Bush's fault.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:30 PM

So basically the Rebpulicans said "we're not sure if all the money is kosher, better do the legal thing and report them to the IRS" and are getting flagilated for it?
I may actually have to start agreeing that the press is rabidly left wing.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:03 AM

View PostRavenHawk, on 16 May 2013 - 09:20 PM, said:

Those low level IRS employees were hired prior to 2008, therefore, it's Bush's fault.

You aren't serious are you?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:33 AM

View PostMerc14, on 17 May 2013 - 12:03 AM, said:

You aren't serious are you?

No, he's being sarcastic... :)


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:15 AM

View PostKowalski, on 17 May 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

No, he's being sarcastic... :)

Mixed up with someone else, sorry ravenhawk.

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