Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 years ago

Is the purpose of the IRS to collect money for the government?

Or to control people who do not agree with Obama's politics?

Among the many Obama Administration scandals the mainstream media have chosen to ignore, the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups is not only still an active investigation but a widening one.

Evidence is still mounting that the Administration has not been forthcoming in complying with congressional requests for information or in what it has told the public.

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee has released an email that indicates former IRS official Lois Lerner and the Treasury Department conspired to rewrite rules for nonprofits so as to hamper conservative groups and keep the changes out of the public view.

According to the Daily Caller, the email shows Lerner and the Treasury devised the rules changes "off-plan," meaning they would not be published publicly.

Despite what the White House has implied, the changes were not devised to "clarify" rules after the IRS scandal broke but in 2012, while the IRS was actively targeting Tea Party and other conservative organizations with intrusive questionnaires and procedural roadblocks to their requests for 501(c)4 nonprofit status.

The changes would have classified as political activities even nonpartisan efforts by groups to organize and educate the public, such as voter registration drives, candidates forums and issue information pamphlets. The IRS is accused of applying such restrictions to conservatives, while liberal groups have gotten away with openly ignoring the rules and still sailed through the application process.


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  • Warren
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Both of your answers are correct, just not simultaneously! Before January 20, 2009 and the imaculation of the anointed one, the first answer is correct, while of course after that tragic date sadly the second is true. As the full impact of "Hope and Change" has unfolded, dear leader's approval numbers have tanked and today he could not get elected dogcatcher, well, outside of Illinois anyway. Lot of buyer's remorse going around these days! Those of us who saw through him in early 2008 are just so angry that he was able to snow so many people that he could get elected in the first place, and his re-election is just a sad proof of how badly the educational system in this country has failed.

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  • 6 years ago

    Yeah good point, Obama created the IRS in 1953 to mischievously audit people who promote tax evasion.

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