Katie Pavlich

Philip Klein over at the Washington Examiner has taken the time to go through the IRS inspectors general report exposing the agency specifically targeted conservative groups and has listen the key words that were flagged. –”Tea Party”


– “9/12″

– “We the People”

– “Take Back the Country”

– “Political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement”

–"Issues include Government spending, Government debt, or taxes”

– Education via advocacy/lobbying to “make America a better place to live.”

– “Criticiz(ing) how the country is being run.”

This list is extensive and took more than a simple "flag tea party stuff" order to complete. It's clear someone at the IRS, or from another agency or sector of government, heavily researched specific tea party issues, which mainly includes limiting government spending and the growth of government.

Here are some groups close to the terms flagged above:

-FreedomWorks 9/12 March on Washington

-Tea Party Patriots

-Tea Party Patriots subgroup 'We the People'

-TeaPAC Taking America Back!



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