Using the IRS as weapon is horrible. The burdens put on businesses and
individuals are already heavy, this is a serious offense. I hope all involved
at a minimum lose their jobs.
@IDCIt may have been a mistake, but tax exempt status is not for
purely political organizations, so IRS has a responsibility to examine the
qualifications of organizations to have tax exempt status. Any reviews were not
called for by political figures but by IRS employees assigned to that job. Put
your moral high horse away, and realize that much is sacrificed to political
expediency by all sides of the process.
Too little too late IRS. Why don't you shift your focus on the
millionaires and billionaires and the low end losers that haven't paid
their taxes?Instead you lock step with your political master and do
everything possible to keep him in power.obama lied and Americans
died. hillary lied and Americans died. An inept administration was elected and
re-elected, now we have $16 Trillion of debt and nothing serious being discussed
how to balance the budget and pay off the debt. Except from those "crazy
right wing tea party" people that are the only ones with the guts to say
enough is enough.
The branches of our government: Legislative, Judicial, Executive, and the most
powerful and lethal: the IRS.
rick,NO one is saying the IRS shouldn't example the
organizations.We're saying discrimination is wrong.And the IRS has admitted they discriminated against conservative groups, and
looked less into liberal groups.Are you ok with illegal
discrimination?I am not.
Our government is out of control. In fact, I wonder if it is our government
correction: I meant "no one is saying the IRS shouldn't examine the
organization"My bad everyone
Curious, how many "predominantly black churches" were also targeted for
audits? It seems many of their pastors were actively campaigning. I know my
church seems to be very careful about being "politically neutral" and
even has us read a letter every election cycle, just to reinforce the position.
We should all be outraged by this action ANY time it happens, regardless of
which side is being unfairly targeted. This is indefensible. People
should go to jail for abuse of power.Lets call this type of action
out ANY and EVERY time it happens. It should make absolutely no difference if
you are R or D.
I wonder of any of those involved lost their jobs? They are probably working
for ACORN now or MSNBC or the DNC. Actually, they were working for the DNC all
So sad. Our $16 trillion dollar owing government is getting more and more
desperate and more and more shameless. If you ask me, I hope they keep doing
this. The more they pour gasoline on the fire, the sooner the house gets burned
down and the sooner we can rebuild the house.
People are fired for looking up someone's Social Security record or
checking a license plate number.Who will lose their jobs over the blatant
harassment of citizens?
Who would have thought that the "most" transparent "presidency (ie
regime)" in the history of this country would stoop to this level.Millions of tea party members saw this coming from the community organizer
turned president.One lie after another from this regime. Even his
own state sponsored media groups are having to start to face the facts and print
some of the truth, with their usual spin to control the damage of course.It's time to take our country back. It was time years ago.
Elections have consequences. Let's get fired up for the next election and
clean out the house and senate and pave the way for a real leader and President
to run this country. Hopefully we can find that person or that person is willing
to leave the private sector and serve this country for 4 years and if
they're good 8 years. And correct the trajectory that we are currently
I wonder who ordered the IRS to target T-Party group? Hmmmm??? Once again it is
the American people vs Obama. Feels like we are fighting King George of England
all over again!!
@lost in DC"Actually, they were working for the DNC all
along." more fun times with conspiracies care to back it up with
some evidence or as usual go put words in my mouth and go on the attack? For
some reason I am betting on the second one.
rick122948Non-profits that back certain political parties may exist on
both sides of the isle. The fact that the IRS only targeted conservative
organizations is a HUGE problem. Even the IRS spokesman stated that it was
wrong. I could only imagine the outcry had this happened to liberal
organizations. Additionally, the IRS is part of the US dept of Treasury. Who
appoints the Secretary of the Treasury? That is right, the President of the
United States. Although there may never be proof that the IRS had instruction
from the WH, the opportunity was definitely there.
* What difference does this make? I was shot at in Bosnia---Hillary Clinton.* You didn't build that! We can all tighten our belts, and
sacrifice----Barack Obama* Just pass the health care bill, we'll find
out later what it says---Nancy Pelosi* We're adding thousands to the
IRS to monitor payments--Obama Care What kind of people would elect
@worfPeople that understand how badly you have tortured your supposed
Re: worfUnfortunately, we have uncovered the identity of those
voters, and it is "low information" Re: GeorgeActually those quotes from worf are accurate. He just mixed a couple
together, but the words are in fact attributed to the source. Question, do we now need a Congressional investigation into the IRS? Maybe.
An organization like the IRS is so powerful that they can send a person to
prison. Corruption at that level must have accountability.
@GeorgeI must defend worf on this one.There is no point in expending
energy to make a quote 100% accurate when the original statement is a lie to
begin with.My father-in-law laughed at me when I towed home an old
Chevy and told him I was going to restore it. He said, "Why? They
weren't any good when they were new."
This is a serious violation that goes beyond what a simple apology can repair.
This was an attempt to influence an election by a group which is supposed to be
politically neutral. This is as egregious, if not worse, than Watergate was.
Those accountable should get heavy jail time. It will probably not
happen because of the deep rooted corruption at the top.
The water is clearing, and now we begin to see that the Obama regime &
supporters have manipulated the media, have written their own talking points to
support his campaign, have instructed the IRS to harrass conservative
groups....what else? This is clear corruption, and on the level of Watergate if
not worse (marines were told to step down in Benghazi leaving Stevens to
die).Is it time to call for impeachment proceedings?
All I can say is thank God for the 22nd Amendment and let's hope that
enough of this Obama regime corruption rubs off on Hillary to stop any idea of
her running for President of the Low Information Voter United States.
those are some interesting justifications but thanks for at least admitting they
are not accurate.
Wow! This country went 137 years without federal income taxes, or an IRS.Amazing how a government can survive when there's no debt, or
interest to be paid.
Better them, than me.
Misuse of the IRS is wrong whether its the Obama administration or Nixon.
Partisan politics is the last place the IRS should be involved