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Post  WHL on Fri May 10, 2013 6:43 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

IRS agents singled out dozens of organizations for additional reviews because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their exemption applications, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. In some cases, groups were asked for lists of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-apologizes-targeting-conservative-groups
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Post  WHL on Fri May 10, 2013 6:47 pm

This is just too much! The administration is blaming BUSH!!!! AGAIN!!!! It's Bush's fault that the IRS was targeting conservative groups.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/carney-irs-run-bush-political-appointee_722149.html
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Post  fshnski on Fri May 10, 2013 6:50 pm

It's OK ... they apologized.

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Post  WHL on Fri May 10, 2013 7:02 pm

Yeah….
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Post  News Hawk on Fri May 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Clinton* famously used the IRS to target his political enemies.

No

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Post  WHL on Sat May 11, 2013 7:31 am

I remember that, NH.
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Post  News Hawk on Tue May 21, 2013 7:49 pm

WHL wrote:WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

IRS agents singled out dozens of organizations for additional reviews because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their exemption applications, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. In some cases, groups were asked for lists of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-apologizes-targeting-conservative-groups

She's apologized, but...but....

"Lois Lerner plans to invoke her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions before Congress on Wednesday.

"Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House oversight committee where Lerner was to appear, has issued a subpoena to Lerner anyway. The subpoena was delivered after the committee received the letter from Lerner's attorney, a committee aide said. Her attorney, William Taylor, said in a letter that Lerner had 'not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation' ".
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Post  fshnski on Tue May 21, 2013 8:34 pm

I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.

That means if you told the truth you would be found guilty?


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Post  Outerlimits on Wed May 22, 2013 12:47 pm

Nothing screams "transparency" and "hope and change" like invoking the 5th Amendment.

Just when the liberals were pulling the covers over thier heads and hoping that the bad men would go away, there is more to come for the Benghazi and IRS scandals.


One by one, the criminals and liars are being weeded out and revealed. The cockroaches are now in the light and running for cover. We now have IRS executives "taking the 5th" in order to avoid criminal prosecution. There is another spate of Benghazi survivors ready to testify before Congress.

If you are "pleading the 5th" you are:

1. avoiding of self incrimination in a legal case.
2. You are aware that what you have done is potentially illegal.


If you have nothing to hide, then there's no reason to take the 5th. If this is not a "real scandal" as liberals assert, Rolling Eyes then there's no reason to take the 5th.

Think about this for a moment…

Considered the optics of an IRS manager pleading the 5th. When pleading the 5th is the best option on the table…how bad are the other options?
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Post  WHL on Wed May 22, 2013 12:59 pm

Try not paying your taxes and then taking the 5th!! Where do you think you would be then????
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Post  fshnski on Wed May 22, 2013 1:03 pm

It probably would depend on what party was in office.

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Post  News Hawk on Wed May 22, 2013 1:39 pm

WHL wrote:Try not paying your taxes and then taking the 5th!! Where do you think you would be then????
We are assured by the Democrats that "All Men are Created Equal", so the IRS treats us equally.

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Post  fshnski on Wed May 22, 2013 2:27 pm

Of course!

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Post  WHL on Wed May 22, 2013 3:31 pm

Yes, did you hear about Apple? They are treated equally. The do pay a lot of taxes but they avoid a lot too.
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Post  News Buzzard on Wed May 22, 2013 4:31 pm

When one of the House committees was grilling Holder last week, a congressman from Texas (name escapes me) stated that Lois Lerner had already lied to congress, (perjury is a felony) so what choice did she have other than taking the 5th? Congress can offer her immunity in exchange for her testimony, but I wouldn't talk to them either because of their presumption of guilt. The congressman from Texas screwed that one up!

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Post  News Hawk on Wed May 22, 2013 6:36 pm

Poor Lois!

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Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

"According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years...for approval..."
http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/irs-official-lerner-approved-exemption-for-obama-brothers-charity/
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Post  News Hawk on Wed May 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Transcript:

Trey Gowdy from South Carolina:

GOWDY: Mr. Issa, Mr. Cummings just said we should run this like a courtroom, and I agree with him. She just testified. She just waived her Fifth Amendment right to privilege. You don't get to tell your side of the story and then not be subjected to cross-examination. That's not the way it works. She waived her right to Fifth Amendment privilege by issuing an opening statement. She ought to stand here and answer our questions.

GALLERY: (applause)

She'll be back!

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Post  News Buzzard on Wed May 22, 2013 7:44 pm

She'll be back alright, with full immunity:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/05/lerner-gowdy-waive-right-5th-amendment-irs.html

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It's Time for a Head Injury...

Post  News Hawk on Wed May 22, 2013 9:30 pm

News Buzzard wrote:She'll be back alright, with full immunity:
Make her sweatsave her for last!

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Post  News Buzzard on Wed May 22, 2013 11:13 pm

She didn't look like she was sweating today. She is going to get full immunity, cop to everything, and absolve Obama. Case Closed

The Republicans screwed up!

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Post  News Hawk on Thu May 23, 2013 4:51 am

It's the pathological liers who don't sweat.

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Post  News Buzzard on Thu May 23, 2013 9:01 am

Now that the Republicans on Issa's committee have bungled this into an active criminal investigation, I would think that everyone they bring in from the IRS is going to take the 5th! As a career criminal, you would think that Issa would better know how to handle this investigation! afro

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Post  News Hawk on Thu May 23, 2013 9:48 am

The criminals are the Democrats Marxists who stole Other People's Money for influence, their "friends" and themselves!

Who enabled Solyndra and Fisker?

"Signs of Solyndra? Fisker Lays Off 75 Percent of Employees

"The government-backed electric car company Fisker Automotive laid off about 160 workers Friday, or roughly 75 percent of the automaker's staff, as it has struggled to find financial backing that would allow it to continue building its high concept clean cars. [snip]

"Stunned workers filed out of Fisker's Anaheim headquarters Friday morning with their belongings in boxes. One told ABC News that the employees had no advance notice the layoffs were coming, and they were told they would received no severance."
—gma.yahoo.com

That’s because it’s a money laundering operation for The Marxists now in full power. Mad

Want to fail miserably? Have Obama come speak at your business and point to you as a beacon of his administration—as he did at Fisker.

Fisker was to build cars in Delaware at the GM plant—which GM, the government—closed in 2009, laying off 1800 workers—forever. Instead, they built the cars in Finland, promising to build a $44,000 four door electric car—which never happened. Legislators in Delaware gave Fisker $ 20 million in outright grants because they were going to produce cars in Delaware. Even having Team Obama's Vice President from Delaware couldn't help keep the plant open.

Fisker used $18 million of OPM to buy the plant. From whom? GM? And who owned GM? Team Obama's government.

Now the Chinese are interested in buying Fisker at pennies on the dollar.

You don't call this corruption?

Question Why is this not Fascist-money-laundering on a huge scale?
Question


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Post  fshnski on Thu May 23, 2013 9:55 am

We can't call someone out for calling names and then do the same. Remember what WHL asked us all?

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Post  News Hawk on Thu May 23, 2013 10:28 am

Among others, I left out Ener1...

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