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  • lonesome_polecatt lonesome_polecatt May 28, 2013 10:38 PM Flag

    Ignoramus hypocrites, Does the IRS scandal mean anything to you? If this were a Republican scandal you'd be screaming bloody murder.

    Not only did the IRS audit conservative groups but they sicced the FBI, the ATF, and other government agencies on them. Does the word Gestapo mean anything to you hypocrites?

    The sad thing is, you really know you are hypocrites but do nothing about it.

    Sentiment: Buy

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      Posted: 06/18/2013

      WASHINGTON -- In a rebuke to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has released the full transcript of a key interview with an IRS employee at the heart of the agency's scandal.

      The 200-page transcript sheds additional light on the decision by the IRS to screen out tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status during the months and years leading up to the 2012 elections.

      Republican and Democratic committee staffers interviewed IRS official John Shafer on June 6 about the agency's decision to scrutinize a tea party group's application for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. Shafer, who identified himself as "a conservative Republican" and said he'd worked for the IRS since 1992, said that he and a fellow screener initially flagged a tea party group and continued to do so with subsequent applications in order to maintain consistency in the process.

      Throughout much of the interview, Shafer describes the mundane bureaucratic challenges of dealing with incoming applications for nonprofit status. He said his team flagged the first tea party application because it appeared to be a high-profile case, and he wanted to make sure all high-profile cases received similar attention.

      "What I'm talking here is that if we end up with four applications coming into the group that are pretty similar, and we assign them to four different agents, we don't want four different determinations," he said. "It's just not good business. It's not good customer service."

      Asked plainly, "do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?" Shafer replied, "I have no reason to believe that."

      "Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decisions to centralize the review of Tea Party cases?" he was asked. "I have no reason to believe that," he replied.

      Asked if he had "ever communicated with [then IRS] Commissioner Shulman about the screening of Tea Party cases?" he replied, "I have not."

      Interviewers also asked Shafer if he told his screeners to specifically pull Tea Party cases.

      "Again, I was not asking them for those kind of cases," he said. "[I]f I would have directed them to pull our Tea Party cases, little Susie's Tea Party would have been pulled and it wasn't."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Gestapo?? This is why no one takes you serious, (this and your incessant political posts on a STOCK message board) do you really think the Gestapo used taxes to go after people they didn't like.

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      • The Gestapo used IBM to help identify and locate Jewish people all across Europe(ENormous amounts of personal property and wealth were siezed because of thier religion)(could that be considered a form of taxation) you really don't see a problem when the IRS targets political groups and distributes thier personal information among thier political opponents. The IRS is to be feared they have enormous power to seize personal property and financially destroy lives and they obviously had an effect on the presidential election. Methods may differ but the correlation is obvious. OH this board would be almost dead without the political banter. Most of these people know ACTC inside and out and unless there is something new do not want to rehash it again and again and again.

    • You will notice none of the hypocrites addressed, "If this were a Republican scandal you'd be screaming bloody murder."

      No they just make up jejune excuses for The Dear leader and is administration's criminal behavior.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • elk will keep replying to this thread as long as others do - his is the dumbest lib on the board hands down.....
      he's drinking the Obama koolaid and he loves it....

    • this beautifully shows how stupid libs are.....

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      • Lets play a game muzz and dickw55d, you both pride yourself on your and your partys massive brain power, if both of you are truly "informed" it should be easy, I'll give you the quote and you fill in the name of the beautifull mind that created it. Extra bonus points if you can name their political party.
        1. "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains"
        2. "If it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down"
        3. "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas"
        4 "I dont know if all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me."
        5. "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment ?" (Hint, this Rhodes Scholar was a source of 2 quotes on this list)
        6. "It sounds funny but you need to be paying more for your health care"
        7. "I'm glad there is global warming"

        You should also know these following two lines are signs experts look for in mentally challenged children.
        Difficulty expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying.
        Difficulty reading, writing, solving math problems or understanding information given to them.
        OK you two, take an extra Ritalin and start on this assignment!

      • Quit "LIEING"!!!! ROFLMAO@U

    • Pole, the Democratic party has sank to new lows and is mired in the muck. The party of Harry Truman is no more and truth and justice are just words to them. They seem to be bent on destroying this great country because they hate our capitalistic free enterprise system. Why else do they curry favor with the communists? In my opinion the whole political system needs overhauled. The Republicans, sad to say, seem unable or unwilling to stop the nonsense that is happening today. There is an elite that is running this country as they please and they are not accountable to the people. When will there ever be a great awakening?

    • You're sadly mistaken if you think republicants will save us from the demoncrats. They all work to further the same agendas and put on a big show for the public. Wise up and see the true deception.

    • Sorry, lonesome_polecat, your story lacks validity. The IRS does not have the authority to "sic" the FBI, the ATF, and "other goverment agencies" (such as the Treasury Department which oversees the IRS), and Homeland Security, et al, on conservative groups. These other agencies do not report to the IRS. They have their own directors, all of whom report directly to the President. We know that these "other agencies" were not authorized or co-ordinated by the President because he only learned about the "targeting" of conservative groups when the story broke in the news media last week. This was verified by his Press Secretary Jay Carney and confirmed in IRS testimony by Steven Miller during the Congressional Hearings who consistently testified that he had "no recollection" of the President ever being briefed on the subject. This was also confirmed by Doug Shuiman, IRS Commissioner who oversaw the audit of the IRS. He should know. He visited the White House 158 times over the past year and to the best of his recollection neither the "targeting" or the audit was ever discussed with the President. Only the White House Chief of Staff knew about the supposed "targeting" and reviewed the IRS audit. This makes sense because it is his job to oversee, and coordinate activities of the President's staff. Frankly, I think this whole thing is a conservative plot to go after Lois Lerner. She was a very successful activist during Obama's first campaign for the Presidency. As a result, she was appointed by the President as Director of the IRS Tax-Exempt Organizations Division which oversees tax-exemption applications. She fulfilled her duties in an exemplary manner resulting in the President promoting her to head the new IRS division tasked with oversight and implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Republicans sought to prevent her promotion by subpoening her to testify at the hearings knowing she would invoke the Fifth Admendment to protect her subordinates

    • Both parties have been doing this for decades. No surprises here. Both parties are criminal in my books and refuse to ever again to vote Dem or GOP. The hate must be coming from people who have CAS ( convenient amnesia syndrome)

    • They want to register as social welfare agencies under the IRS. This way contributors and amounts are secret. Why is everything the far right wants to do secret? So a couple of really rich guys can have a political megaphone and the public won't know it's a couple of really rich guys buying their vote with BS.

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