Is this ANOTHER example of Obama using the IRS as his personal police force?
Documents Show IRS Maneuvered To Regulate Tea Party Groups And Keep It “Hidden From The Public”…
“Not even a smidgen” of corruption, ‘eh Barack?
Via CNS News:
Documents obtained by the House Ways and Means Committee show that IRS officials first started flagging Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status in February 2010 because of “media attention,” and that Treasury and IRS officials had discussed potentially addressing the tax-exemption rules for such groups “off-plan,” meaning “hidden from the public,” said Committee Chariman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).
In a hearing on the IRS-Tea Party scandal on Wednesday, Chairman Camp questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the Treasury Department apparently crafting rules to limit the ability of conservative and Tea Party groups to get 501(c)4 exemptions to engage in public debate.
Camp highlighted a June 14, 2012 e-mail from Treasury Department attorney and tax adviser Ruth Madrigal to Lois Lerner, then the IRS official in charge of determining the tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations, and other IRS personnel. (Lerner pleaded the Fifth against self-incrimination before Congress in May 2013 and then retired from the agency.) (See Off-Plan (1).pdf)
The first sentence of that e-mail reads: “Don’t know who in your organization is keeping tabs on c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off-plan) in 2013, I’ve got my radar up and this seemed interesting.” The e-mail then discusses a court ruling on determining political committees from PACs, or Political Action Committees.
Camp asked Koskinen, “Do you know what off-plan means?” Koskinen replied, “I do not know what that would have meant in 2012.”
Camp then said, “Well, I’m pretty sure that means hidden from the public.” The chairman went on to comment that if Treasury and IRS officials had fabricated a rationale for a rule change on tax-exemption status, it would raise questions about “the integrity of the rule-making process.”
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Obama has been using his IRS as a Gestapo agent all along. Dr. Ben Carson after criticizing Obamacare, has not only been targeted by Obama's IRS repeatedly, which is harassment. But they're going after his family, friends, and some business contacts.
And the Libs just smile because they don't think this is abuse of power.
- the real gytLv 77 years ago
Yes. Our Tea Party group is still waiting for our tax exempt status. The latest round of questions was a joke. They actually wanted the names and social security numbers of all our members. We told them that was not information they needed for the purpose of the group. If they want to know what we do as far as education vs political activities then fine. However, individual members' private information is not necessary.
- ScalesofJustice4Lv 67 years ago
This entire Administration at no matter what
level is abusing the law. They follow the lead
of Obama. And he is the biggest violator of
- Anonymous7 years ago
Now you did it and pissed off the Democrats on here and they are going cry and whine all day. It was Bushs Fault! get ready for it!
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- RobertLv 57 years ago
Yes. When will he start requiring that we greet him with "Heil Obama"
- Common SenseLv 77 years ago
It would appear that way, yes.Source(s): The news.