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Liberty -vs- Tyranny
As to be expected the IRS targeting conservative political groups, Tea Party activists, and patriots during the 2012 election cycle to see if they were in violation of their status as tax exempt organizations. Certainly inappropriate if as appears to be the case liberal groups failed to undergo the same scrutiny.
Following is an excerpt from the
Associated Press on this story.
The agency — led at the time by a Bush administration appointee — blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware. But that wasn't good enough for Republicans in Congress, who are conducting several investigations and asked for more.
"I call on the White House to conduct a transparent, government-wide review aimed at assuring the American people that these thuggish practices are not under way at the IRS or elsewhere in the administration against anyone, regardless of their political views," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
White House spokesman Jay Carney declared it was indeed inappropriate for the IRS to target tea party groups. But he brushed aside questions about whether the White House itself would investigate.
Instead, Carney said the administration expects a thorough investigation by the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration. The inspector general has been looking into the issue since last summer, and his report is expected to come out next week, the IG's office said Friday.
Carney's response to rEpublicans is a reasonable one. Before anybody gets all lathered up (either side) lets see what the investigative report as to say. As a reminder don't forget who was in charge, a Bush administration appointee.
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