Thursday, June 27, 2013

100% of Tea Party Groups Targeted by the IRS

June 27, 2013 By  


Looks like the Taxman knew a natural enemy when it saw one.

Refuting Democratic suggestions that progressive groups were also swept up in the IRS probe of the tax status of Tea Party organizations, the Treasury Department’s inspector general has revealed that just six progressive groups were targeted compared to 292 conservative groups.
In a letter to congressional Democrats, the inspector general also said that 100 percent of Tea Party groups seeking special tax status were put under IRS review, while only 30 percent of the progressive groups felt the same pressure.
The Wednesday letter to the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee punched a huge hole in Democratic claims that progressive groups were targeted as much as the Tea Party groups from May 2010-May 2012, the height of the Tea Party movement.
The letter from the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that there just weren’t many progressive groups who even sought special tax exempt status. A total of 20 sought it, and six were probed. All 292 Tea Party groups, meanwhile, were part of the IRS witchhunt.
While conservative groups were term-targeted, liberal groups were not. If they were hit, it was as collateral damage. Switch around the politics and if this had happened under Bush, there would be screams of bloody murder, eight books, three movies and impeachment proceedings.
“Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012,” [Treasury Inspector General for Tax Adminstration Russell] George wrote in the letter obtained by The Hill.
The inspector general also stressed that 100 percent of the groups with “Tea Party,” “patriots” and “9/12” in their name were flagged for extra attention.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

Bee's Note:
Is anyone so naive that they do not see the trail of scandals lead directly to the White House's front desk, with a president sitting with his feet up on that desk?  All the Washington scandals (felonies) have been UNDER this president's "watch".  They say there is not one piece of paper or document signed by Hitler that gives the orders which began the Holocaust - not one!  However, all that was done during WW2 was done in his name, under his orders, and history will forever record him as the most evil, insane dictator in the last 100 years!
I will predict that history will not be kind to Barrack Hussein Obama.  He has already been observed by America as the worse president in the history of these United States.