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House panel launches inquiries into IRS targeting of conservative groups

Post  fshnski on Sat May 18, 2013 9:05 am

The firestorm buffeting the Internal Revenue Service intensified Friday as lawmakers began what they promised would be an extensive effort to learn whether there was any political motivation or White House involvement in the agency’s recently acknowledged misdeeds.

Fueling those concerns, J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s top tax watchdog, said Friday he had informed top Treasury officials starting last spring about problems related to the special attention the agency was paying some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. George said he shared the information with the Treasury’s general counsel in June and with Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin “shortly thereafter.”

Such a timeline could be significant, as Republicans have been trying to establish how early the Obama administration learned about the agency’s conduct, which officials were informed and whether the coming 2012 presidential election affected their response.

The agency officials on the front lines of the controversy deny any political motives and say the problems were mostly the result of sloppy work.

At a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, Steven T. Miller, the former acting commissioner of the IRS, apologized for what he described as “horrible customer service” following revelations that IRS employees singled out conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special scrutiny.

Miller, who resigned Wednesday, acknowledged “foolish mistakes” and described some of what occurred as “obnoxious,” but insisted that none of it was politically driven.

“We provided horrible customer service here. I will admit that,” Miller said. “Whether it was politically motivated or not is a very different question.”

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Post  News Hawk on Sat May 18, 2013 9:13 am

Miller is "The Master of the Non-Answer".

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IRS Hands out $100 Million in Bonuses...?

Post  News Hawk on Sun May 19, 2013 7:22 am

"What were the bonuses based on? Tapscott said, “The civil service bases its performance award system on a number of factors, many of which are very vague, escape definition and generally leave a great deal of discretion to whomever you work for. Trust me, they have very little relationship with the kind of bonuses people get in the private sector for actually producing.” He added, This is indicative of the culture of pay without performance, which is typical of federal civil service.”
Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/05/16/report-nearly-100-million-bonuses-handed-out-irs-2009#ixzz2TjiM2M3X
Welcome to American Socialism, where Obama's "useful idiots" get bonuses granted with Other People's Money.

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Post  WHL on Sun May 19, 2013 7:36 am

News Hawk wrote:
"What were the bonuses based on? Tapscott said, “The civil service bases its performance award system on a number of factors, many of which are very vague, escape definition and generally leave a great deal of discretion to whomever you work for. Trust me, they have very little relationship with the kind of bonuses people get in the private sector for actually producing.” He added, This is indicative of the culture of pay without performance, which is typical of federal civil service.”
Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/05/16/report-nearly-100-million-bonuses-handed-out-irs-2009#ixzz2TjiM2M3X
Welcome to American Socialism, where Obama's "useful idiots" get bonuses granted with Other People's Money.

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It is so true. That is true Socialism! Unfortunately the regular people think they are going to get something out of it when ultimately, the powers that be are the ones that have everything.

There seem to be a lot of politicians that are masters of the non answer.
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Re: House panel launches inquiries into IRS targeting of conservative groups

Post  News Buzzard on Sun May 19, 2013 10:14 am

You don't know what socialism is!

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Post  WHL on Sun May 19, 2013 3:33 pm

News Buzzard wrote:You don't know what socialism is!

You know everything, don't you? Have you ever, ever in your whole life been wrong? Don't bother to answer, I know what you will say. That sad thing is the rest of us know you are not right very often. I just hope you live to find out that you have been wrong about your president.
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Post  News Buzzard on Sun May 19, 2013 5:49 pm

It's very easy for right wing nut jobs to throw around terms like socialism to define Obama, but there is no basis to it. Socialism is when the government is running your business and taking all of your profits for the common good. Socialism is when the government spending is above 50% of GDP, while we're at less than half that. You don't have a friggin clue what socialism is, but you like the notion of taking down Obama with that terminology. Like I've said, it's a shame that the name of the Town of Wolfeboro is associated with this Forum of Gloom! It's a terrible forum!

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Post  fshnski on Sun May 19, 2013 6:14 pm

whatever ...

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Post  WHL on Sun May 19, 2013 6:23 pm

The very same people who make themselves out to be so wonderful and say they don't call people names call us right wing nut jobs!!

Again, if you don't like our forum, you certainly don't have to be here. Your nastiness (and your friends nastiness) is the only thing making it look worse to others who might be visiting. And we are not the forum of gloom, we are trying to make things better, trying to make people like you see the light.
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Post  News Buzzard on Sun May 19, 2013 6:35 pm

You still obviously don't know what socialism is! Rolling Eyes

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Post  fshnski on Sun May 19, 2013 6:37 pm

whatever ... You know everything so why even comment.

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Post  WHL on Sun May 19, 2013 6:40 pm

News Buzzard wrote:You still obviously don't know what socialism is! Rolling Eyes

I know what socialism is. And even though you LOVE it, I don't.
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Post  News Buzzard on Sun May 19, 2013 7:08 pm

WHL wrote:
News Buzzard wrote:You still obviously don't know what socialism is! Rolling Eyes

I know what socialism is. And even though you LOVE it, I don't.

That's just another reckless and false statement being spewed on the Forum of Gloom! You say that I love socialism, even though you can't tell me what it is. I don't love socialism, and you only say I do because of my party affiliation. You are supposed to be a moderator, not a cheerleader for your right wing buddies on this forum.

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Post  News Hawk on Sun May 19, 2013 7:41 pm

News Buzzard wrote:You don't know what socialism is!
So what is your name for an agency—that collects its power by force of law—then uses that power to selectively delay, stymie and obstruct ILLEGALLY those who would disagree —and just before an election?

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The name for a stolen election can be called Stalinist.

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Post  News Pigeon on Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 pm

News Hawk wrote:
So what is your name for an agency—that collects its power by force of law—then uses that power to selectively delay, stymie and obstruct ILLEGALLY those who would disagree —and just before an election?

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The name for a stolen election can be called Stalinist.

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I'd call it the Supreme Court 2000...Florida recount
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Post  News Hawk on Mon May 20, 2013 4:43 am

News Buzzard wrote:You still obviously don't know what socialism is! Rolling Eyes

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Post  News Hawk on Fri May 24, 2013 5:58 pm

fshnski wrote:The firestorm buffeting the Internal Revenue Service intensified...

At a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday, Steven T. Miller, the former acting commissioner of the IRS, apologized for what he described as “horrible customer service” following revelations that IRS employees singled out conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special scrutiny.

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Post  News Hawk on Sat May 25, 2013 5:31 am

WHL wrote:I know what socialism is. And even though you LOVE it, I don't.
Is it still Socialism when Team Obama goes after Republican Party donors—such as Gibson Guitar?

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