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(Talking Points Memo)   Boehner: "Who's going to jail over the IRS?" He then went into an Irish coughing fit. *Obaugh* *Obaugh* before Rubio helped him with a glass of water   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 70
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2013-05-16 08:14:04 AM
Jail? Incarceration? For PAPERWORK?

You can go eat a dick, John. I don't care what party you like to stroke off to, there's nothing jailworthy that happened here. Fired, yes, sure.
 
2013-05-16 08:25:09 AM
No laws were broken.  Laws were just enforced more rigorously on some groups than others, that isn't a crime.
 
2013-05-16 08:33:44 AM

EvilEgg: No laws were broken.  Laws were just enforced more rigorously on some groups than others, that isn't a crime.


but but but....POLITICAL BIAS!!!! OVERZEALOUS STAFFER!!! WHY ISN'T PALIN PRESIDENT!!11!!!!1!
 
2013-05-16 08:37:42 AM
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

/Derp
 
2013-05-16 08:44:29 AM
Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.
 
2013-05-16 08:58:21 AM

LasersHurt: Jail? Incarceration? For PAPERWORK?

You can go eat a dick, John. I don't care what party you like to stroke off to, there's nothing jailworthy that happened here. Fired, yes, sure.


"Al Capone was busted for tax evasion. How ironic it would be if the even greater criminal enterprise of the Obama adminstration was busted for tax insistence?"

or something like that. please don't grade me, I like my soul.
 
2013-05-16 09:18:16 AM
Boehner is right. There is no time to investigate we should just start tossing random IRS employees in jail!

Who needs facts when you have moral indignation and a need to score political points!
 
2013-05-16 09:18:30 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.


For breaking what law? Contrary to you and the alcoholic weeping cheeto, hurting the Tea Party's feelings isn't a crime.
 
2013-05-16 09:19:30 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit


*writes that one down*  Gonna have to dock you a point though for not using a 0 instead of an O.
 
2013-05-16 09:20:37 AM
Why doesn't Boehner and congress try fixing a farking problem every once in a while. And seriously jail for doing their jobs within the frame work that congress laid out. Actually maybe Boehner should go to jail.
 
2013-05-16 09:21:24 AM
I have it from very opinionated familial sources that "this here negro dun goofed" and that impeachment, which will nullify EVERYTHING them Liberals want, will happen very soon.
Oh and that Christianity, still arguing on the flavor mind you, will be put into the Constitution as the official religion right next to the amendment that makes english the official language.

/very opinionated sources
//study.it.out.
 
2013-05-16 09:21:58 AM
That poor chicken. After 5 years you'd think they'd give it some time to recuperate.
 
2013-05-16 09:22:49 AM

stoli n coke: jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.

For breaking what law? Contrary to you and the alcoholic weeping cheeto, hurting the Tea Party's feelings isn't a crime.


LOL
 
2013-05-16 09:23:55 AM

Ring of Fire: stoli n coke: jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.

For breaking what law? Contrary to you and the alcoholic weeping cheeto, hurting the Tea Party's feelings isn't a crime.

LOL



World's tallest Oompa-Loompa?
 
2013-05-16 09:25:28 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.



Kindly point me to the criminal statute that Obama violated, please, willya?
 
2013-05-16 09:26:50 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.


At least you've admitted that your goal is to see a black man in chains.
 
2013-05-16 09:27:56 AM
"Obama turned me orange!  ORANGE!"
 
2013-05-16 09:29:12 AM

phaseolus: jehovahs witness protection: Ovomit belongs on the chain gang along with every other scumbag in his circle.


Kindly point me to the criminal statute that Obama violated, please, willya?


Presidentig' while black.
 
2013-05-16 09:31:57 AM
How many Teabagger groups lost their special tax exempt status in the scandal of all scandals? ZERO
 
2013-05-16 09:32:31 AM
If anyone can identify a criminal statute that was violated, I'd be happy to see some of the employees responsible for this brought up on charges, but absent some proof that this was done at the direction of the POTUS, just STFU about Obama already.
 
2013-05-16 09:32:38 AM
oh, vomit
 
2013-05-16 09:32:44 AM

EvilEgg: No laws were broken.  Laws were just enforced more rigorously on some groups than others, that isn't a crime.


This.  When was the last time a police officer was jailed for profiling?

/The IRS should use profiling - it's the most efficient use of the government resources RE: tax collection
 
2013-05-16 09:34:17 AM

Jackson Herring: oh, vomit


fsb.zedge.net
 
2013-05-16 09:35:17 AM
How about the GOP?  If they weren't obsessed with Benghazi, maybe they would have noticed something was up at the IRS.
 
2013-05-16 09:39:13 AM

Poopspasm: If anyone can identify a criminal statute that was violated, I'd be happy to see some of the employees responsible for this brought up on charges, but absent some proof that this was done at the direction of the POTUS, just STFU about Obama already.


Maybe they go after Obama because the right is admitting that they are incapable of improving their own party and making it a better alternative.
 
2013-05-16 09:40:24 AM
bush and cheney murder tens of thousands of innocent people: AWESOME
a government agency under a bush appointee profiles anti-tax groups seeking tax-exempt status: ZOMG HANG THE PRESIDENT FOR TREASON

this is what republicans believe
 
2013-05-16 09:43:33 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-16 09:46:17 AM
Corporation's Governments are just people.......... you farks.  You really didn't think this one through did you?
 
2013-05-16 09:48:35 AM

FlashHarry: bush and cheney murder tens hundreds of thousands of innocent people: AWESOME


More accurate.
 
2013-05-16 09:49:32 AM

FlashHarry: bush and cheney murder tens of thousands of innocent people: AWESOME
a government agency under a bush appointee profiles anti-tax groups seeking tax-exempt status: ZOMG HANG THE PRESIDENT FOR TREASON

this is what republicans believe


I think the republicans will make continue to make a huge deal out of this for at least 6 to 9 months. Because 1: They hate the IRS and if the can tie this to Obama even better. And 2: The most important and less obvious is that it will allow right wing groups to operate with impunity in the future. If they can get the American public to think that the IRS only goes after right wing groups because of partisan reasons they can complain and raise hell each and every time one of the groups gets in trouble. Any perceived slight will be made into some kind of giant scandal. The right is hoping they can use that to stop any inquiries into right wing groups activities.
 
2013-05-16 09:52:02 AM
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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
 
2013-05-16 09:56:35 AM

Ring of Fire: I think the republicans will make continue to make a huge deal out of this for at least 6 to 9 months. Because 1: They hate the IRS and if the can tie this to Obama even better. And 2: The most important and less obvious is that it will allow right wing groups to operate with impunity in the future. If they can get the American public to think that the IRS only goes after right wing groups because of partisan reasons they can complain and raise hell each and every time one of the groups gets in trouble. Any perceived slight will be made into some kind of giant scandal. The right is hoping they can use that to stop any inquiries into right wing groups activities.


and, 3, it will be a fundraising boon for them for decades to come.
 
2013-05-16 10:01:45 AM
Who is going to jail over the false claim of WMDs and the subsequent wars that resulted in the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers, and the death and displacement of countless numbers of innocent Iraqis?

Who is going to jail over the financial collapse?

Ask those questions you f'ing alcoholic overtanned D-bag. Those are ones where actual crimes were commited. Those were ones where the results of those crimes had actual effects on the lives of people. A-hole.
 
2013-05-16 10:02:15 AM
I still find it weird that the media at large has decided that "scrutiny" is now some kind of criminal act.  Obama didn't help himself here by tacitly agreeing that Yes, IRS "scrutiny" is a punishment to be dole out and worth of a federal investigation.
 
2013-05-16 10:06:45 AM
He who smelt it dealt it.

/put the boner in jail for it.
 
2013-05-16 10:07:13 AM

EvilEgg: No laws were broken.  Laws were just enforced more rigorously on some groups than others, that isn't a crime.


I won't say no laws were broken, since I don't really know, but I'd like someone to specifically state what they think people should be going to jail for. It's possible that there was an equal protection violation, but that's a civil claim, not a criminal one.
 
2013-05-16 10:20:54 AM
The same people who went to jail for committing war crimes in Iraq and wrecking our economy through extreme mishandling of our financial services system. Nobody.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:05 AM

SuburbanCowboy: Who is going to jail over the false claim of WMDs and the subsequent wars that resulted in the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers, and the death and displacement of countless numbers of innocent Iraqis?

Who is going to jail over the financial collapse?



DamnYankees: I won't say no laws were broken, since I don't really know, but I'd like someone to specifically state what they think people should be going to jail for.


Uh, didn't you see? Republicans asked Obama for something, AND HE DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY DROP WHAT HE WAS DOING TO MEET THEIR DEMANDS!!!! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!"
 
2013-05-16 10:24:55 AM
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM WITH IRISH PEOPLE, YOU ORANGE BASTARD?!?
 
2013-05-16 10:30:44 AM
From what I can tell, the extra info the IRS required is nothing compared to what they will go through for the typical nonprofit. You could always tell it was audit time at the nonprofit BC literally boxes of paperwork would start showing up in our accountants office.
 
2013-05-16 10:35:46 AM
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OMMERGURD!! a WOLF!!

/no really, this time we're serious
 
2013-05-16 10:58:54 AM
How about the president who nominated the head of the IRS at the time to his office? That would work.
 
2013-05-16 11:08:13 AM

EvilEgg: No laws were broken.  Laws were just enforced more rigorously on some groups than others, that isn't a crime.


Yes, the law being enforced more rigorously on some can be a problem. Prejudicial application and enforcement of a facially neutral law (one which does not discriminate on its face) is a violation of the equal protection clause. Here, the tax laws are not written specifically to discriminate against conservative political groups, but they were enforced in a manner which potentially harmed those groups.

The precedent was a case involving the issuing of permits for laundry businesses, where the city refused to issue the permits to Chinese people. The court felt the way the law was enforced violated strict scrutiny because the decion whether to issued a permit was ultimatly based on race. The current case would fall under rational basis, but the same principle of even enforcement applies.

The real question here, given that no applications were denied, is whether needing to take the time and submit the documents necessary to meet the IRS investigation requirements qualifies as harm.
 
2013-05-16 11:10:22 AM
He wants people jailed for doing their job poorly? That's a brave card on Boehner's part.
 
2013-05-16 11:12:03 AM

quizzical: The real question here, given that no applications were denied, is whether needing to take the time and submit the documents necessary to meet the IRS investigation requirements qualifies as harm.


You're forgetting that "sentencing" Tea Partiers to read a questionnaire and write down (or type, if'n they's a modern Tea Party group) answers is the worst kind of punishment.

// and if any of those answers required them to think?
// ...there were no survivors
 
2013-05-16 11:28:01 AM
Oh, I hope. I hope so much. Not that it's going to happen or that this is anything but pandering to the mental defectives that make up the Republican base but if the Repubs actually set the precedent that the appearance of impropriety anywhere in the government hierarchy was an arrestable offense for those at the top?
 
2013-05-16 12:17:37 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Oh, I hope. I hope so much. Not that it's going to happen or that this is anything but pandering to the mental defectives that make up the Republican base and leadership but if the Repubs actually set the precedent that the appearance of impropriety anywhere in the government hierarchy was an arrestable offense for those at the top?


FTFY
 
2013-05-16 12:24:39 PM
He added: "Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax-exempt status....Clearly someone violated the law."

What law? Specifically.
 
2013-05-16 12:30:57 PM
Am I the only person who really don't give a shiat about this scandal? I'm not even a devoted Democratic party apologist. I think Obama is playing this wrong. He shouldn't be acting apologetic so much as putting his hands in the air, palms up, while scowling and saying something like "WTF is the problem? A bunch of people whose mission statement is to not pay taxes tried to file for tax status as a charity, and the IRS looked into it. That's their job. STFU and GBTW, all of you."
 
2013-05-16 12:45:29 PM

quizzical: The real question here, given that no applications were denied, is whether needing to take the time and submit the documents necessary to meet the IRS investigation requirements qualifies as harm.


Oh, I forgot money.  If it cost the organizations more money to comply with the longer application process, the organizations can argue they were harmed.  Nobody should be thrown in jail, but the groups would need to be compensated, and the court might also grant a punitive award.
 
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