IRS Targeted Conservatives – Says It Was Not Politically Motivated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.

Lerner said the practice ….. was not motivated by political bias.

IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

So they targeted people based on their politics, and after getting caught they claim that it was not politically motivated. Imagine if a Republican president would have been caught doing that.

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8 Responses to IRS Targeted Conservatives – Says It Was Not Politically Motivated

  1. Wyguy says:

    Cheat then lie, sounds just like a Democrat.

  2. David Jay says:

    If you want government accountability you must have a Republican administration. Only when Republicans are in office will the Fourth Estate will do its job!

  3. slimething says:

    And my friends wonder why I don’t use Facebook?

  4. northernont says:

    I think the bigger issue here is how much did the deliberate harassment from the IRS infringe on these groups ability to support their candidates and possibly influence the outcome of the election.

    • gator69 says:

      I heard a woman say it took them nearly 4 years before they could get their donations deposited. That would tend to slow momentum considerably.

  5. Chewer says:

    They were slapped almost as hard as slick Willie when caught with his slippery cigar:)

  6. John B., M.D. says:

    Jay Carney today blamed an IRS Bush43 appointee. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • gator69 says:

      No you can’t. But Carney and Skeeter’s fiction writer Ben Rhodes can, and do all the time. Then the press runs with it, and it ends up in the history books.

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