super_grass: Pffft, IRSgate is SOOOO last month.Eavesdropgate is the new hotness right now.
Grungehamster: That has to be the most ineffectual political persecutions ever: these groups were allowed to operate as tax-exempt charities and were not required to disclose their donor lists unless their 1040s were rejected (which they weren't.) The testamony of the affected groups supports this: they did plenty of political work in the interim between application and approval.
"What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes-from their own children or from others?"
"But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."
MyRandomName: It's okay to target political groups you disagree with at extra cost and extra time... as long as the results end the same! Wow what an ignorant stance you have taken. Thousands of dollars for groups (shipping costs, printing costs) for materials. Thousands of dollars for lawyers. Fear of being charged with perjury on questions like "what is the content of your prayers?". 27 months to approve versus 9 months on average for liberal groups. The leaking of confidential information by agents to liberal groups.
tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: tenpoundsofcheese: Zeppelininthesky: Looks like the IRS sent the liberal groups the same exact questionnaire.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-15/irs-sent-same-letter-to-dem oc rats-that-fed-tea-party-row.htmlNo, FTFA it does not say they got the exact same questionnaire.It said three groups face inquiriesThe questionnaire is a completely different thing than getting a letter from the IRS questioning your status.Oh, the humanity: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/Form14449.pdfKeep trying.That is not the supplemental questionaire that was sent out.you aren't even trying anymore, are you?here
MyRandomName: Do liberals honestly live in a bubble? Why is subby surprised by this? It was always the argument from the right that this was larger than 2 rogue agents in cincinatti. It was always the argument that Benghazi was not about a YouTube video. It was the liberals leaders pushing those myths.In regards to the IRS, it was always stated by the GOP two things: a) the targeting was more widespread than one office, b) The White House knew more than they initially reported. B was proven false quickly with Carney continuing to change when people in the White House knew. A is being show to also be true. Why is this a shock to you subby?The most disconcerting part is still the fact that the IG refuses to investigate the LEAKS OF PRIVATE DOCUMENTS to liberals groups like ProPublica. In fact, they are now hiding behind Nixonian era rules to state they can't let NOW know who leaked their documents. The leaking of these documents is BY FAR the scariest part of everything. It is the pure abuse of political power to try and subvert a political opponent. Yet liberals continue to try and blame the victim for being abused.
CynicalLA: Wessoman: You with me, or do you still want to fark that dead chicken?That's a hard one without seeing the chicken.
Zeppelininthesky: They are not allowed to be *primarily* political. Some conservative groups lied on their application, and went right to being a primarily political and endorsing a particular political candidate and giving money for political ads
Befuddled: What exactly is wrong with giving extra scrutiny to those who give reason to have extra scrutiny? The tax-exempt status isn't supposed to go to political organizations so an organization with the words 'tea party' in their name should raise a red flag and generate extra attention just like wearing a t-shirt with the word 'terrorist' on the front while trying to go through security at an airport will get you extra attention.
jehovahs witness protection: And the Fark regulars swallow Obama's load to hide any evidence.
MyRandomName: Do liberals honestly live in a bubble?
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Since not a one of them should have been approved, I find your concern hilarious
vernonFL: jehovahs witness protection: And the Fark regulars swallow Obama's load to hide any evidence.Obama was so afraid of the Tea Party that he ordered the IRS to not approve any tea party groups' tax exemption applications. And he's counting on all us Fark Libs to hide the evidence for him.Of course, he's right, we will.
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