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Oh My: IRS Admits "Inappropriately" Targeting Conservative Groups in 2012

GandLCole Wrote: May 10, 2013 10:39 PM
So basically a rogue IRS low level employee has the authority and ability to target conservative groups without higher level authorization???? So the story goes. If you believe this I've got a great deal on some swamp land.


Congrats, fellow paranoiacs -- you were right.  The AP reports:

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday. Organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates...