Saturday, June 1, 2013

Today's Must Read about the IRS Scandal because you won't hear about it on TeeVee

Louisville Tea Party Endorsements

I'm beginning to think President Obama may have apologized too soon for the so called IRS targeting of "conservative groups" after reading this in depth, investigative report by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights detailing the actual facts of the case.
"A May 14 draft report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that none of the 296 questionable applicants had been denied, “For the 296 potential political cases we reviewed, as of December 17, 2012, 108 applications had been approved, 28 were withdrawn by the applicant, none had been denied, and 160 cases were open from 206 to 1,138 calendar days (some crossing two election cycles).” (p. 14)
In fact, the only known 501(c)(4) applicant to recently have its status denied happens to be a progressive group: the Maine chapter of Emerge America, which trains Democratic women to run for office. Although the group did no electoral work, and didn’t participate in independent expenditure campaign activity either, its partisan nature disqualified it from being categorized as working for the “common good.”
"Rather than the so-called scandal cooked up by Tea Party groups, the real criticism of the IRS may be that it has let so many of these groups get away with what are apparently egregious violations. "

I report.
You decide.

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