2016 Election, Issues, Tax, Terrorism

Yeah Right. IRS Claims to Have Stopped Targeting Conservatives

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The Treasury Department’s inspector general says the agency is taking “significant actions” to deter the targeting of conservative activists and groups which was widespread at the Department.

In fact the Treasury Department’s Inspector General 2013 audit found:

agents were singling out groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in the name. They also singled out groups that talked about “limiting/expanding government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement,” the audit said.

These terms appeared on “be on the lookout” lists that agents used when scrutinizing applications for tax-exempt status under section 501 (c) (4) of the federal tax code, which is for social welfare groups.

The 2013 audit blamed poor management and the new IRS Director John Koskinen claims to have instituted new training and guidelines to fix the problem. However,

The American Center for Law and Justice, which represents dozens of conservative groups that say they were harassed by the IRS, dismissed Thursday’s report.

“To suggest that the unlawful IRS targeting scheme has somehow been resolved is not accurate,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel at ACLJ.

Despite the report, Sekulow said, “The IRS still remains institutionally incapable of self-correction. No one has been held accountable. And the unconstitutional targeting continues, with one of our clients still waiting — after more than five years — for a determination on their application.”

So let me get this straight.  The IRS has now taken definitive steps to stop targeting conservatives which they definitely weren’t doing in the first place.  And although we acknowledge significant management problems, no one will ever be held accountable for using the IRS, the most terrifying federal agency around as a personal political hit squad.  Cover-up complete.

 

  • game50

    If you believe that ,then O Bomb Us is legal

  • Jarhead

    Any chance that means they can not concentrate on the 100,000 FED/GOV employees that owe back taxes?
    (i.e., do the job they were hired & paid to do).
    Am sure $harpton need not worry since he is black?

  • donald540

    This is just another example of the RAMPENT hypocritical government we NOW have. It seem the MOST of OUR government tell us one ting and then DOES something else and Obama leads the way with HIS HYPOCRACY.

  • David

    The IRS bast..ds should be in prison…..PERIOD…………….

  • blubal42

    Get rid of the threat! Fair tax now!

  • Wayne Thorson

    After the Republicans have been bullying the gay people around which only take up 1 1/2 % of the population they are making a issue out of being harassed. It’s called KARMA.

    • jjallison1

      Wayne, I haven’t seen anything from conservatives that would qualify as “bullying” toward gays. Im always open to listening to what you have to say. Either way, in my opinion, using the IRS as a hit squad to limit the national debate is by far the greater sin.

      • Wayne Thorson

        Bully minded people never notice when someone is getting bullied. They have no compassion for the people being picked on. If you had any shame you wouldn’t have exposed yourself like you did. By saying you haven’t noticed the gays being bullied is probably because you were one of the people doing the bullying.

        • jjallison1

          So that is your answer? I’m a bully, so I can’t understand when there is bullying going on? That must be in some leftist play book, because it’s the very thing that blacks say when you pull their covers over racism. Really, I expected better.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Yes, it doesn’t get any better than that.

        • Jeanna Green

          see statement above that was meant for you

      • Jeanna Green

        You should not classify all Conservatives when it will come back and kick you in your lying mouth. My oldest son is gay and I am A conservative. Now he is a conservative and so is his partner too because they have seen how the Left like you make up lies and do not have to be held accountable, Well stop. My son even got married to his partner last year, which I attended. And don’t think it Racism because my son is whiter then white and his partner is Black. So how about you stop telling lies and spreading your garbage here because this statement was FAR from the truth. You must have been looking in your Leftist Mirror when you thought this was a correct statement. And id you want to say we are not patriotic than you can stop there too, because I have TWO sons in the Military protecting your right to be a lying a– that you are. So as you can see, you loose on your rediculise statement that Conservatives

        • Jeanna Green

          sorry that was to go to MR. Thorson

    • wolfpack907

      Not a very good attempt!!! Try again funny scared trollbotboy!!

      • Wayne Thorson

        It wasn’t an attempt. It was a fact.

        • Jeanna Green

          Liar.

    • towler10

      And you’re called pathetic.

      • Wayne Thorson

        Republicans can sure put it out but they sure can’t take it.

  • wolfpack907

    So the charges were identified, investigated and found to be legitimate, and know guilt has been admitted! So who is going to prison??? Nothing else matters!!

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