Email: IRS, Treasury Dept Secretly Drafted Rules To Restrict Conservative Groups...

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    What did the President know? Did he order it?


    The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

    The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.

    The rules place would place much more stringent controls on what would be considered political activity by the IRS, effectively limiting the standard practices of a wide array of non-profit groups.

    “Don’t know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off -plan) in 2013, I’ve got my radar up and this seemed interesting…,” Treasury official Ruth Madrigal wrote in a June 14, 2012 email to Lerner and others obtained by Ways and Means.

    Ways and Means chairman Rep. Dave Camp blasted the off-the-record plan during a hearing Wednesday with IRS commissioner John Koskinen, and called for the administration’s newly proposed 501(c)(4) rules to be halted until criminal investigations into the IRS targeting scandal are complete.

    “If Treasury and the IRS fabricated the rationale for a rule change it would tend to raise questions about the integrity of the rule-making process,” Camp said...

    Read more: Email: IRS, Treasury drafted rules to restrict nonprofits | The Daily Caller
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    Chicago machine politicians being so crooked they make pretzels look like plumblines, say it ain't so!
     
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    So they considered making more stringent rules.

    /OUTRAGE
     
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    well ok then, let them just run over "we the people" in this country no questions asked

    then we can start bowing to them next and wail, all hail the government
     
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    The house should censure the president because that would make any pardons of co-conspirators a nullity.
     
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    The IRS is not a weapon to be used against political enemies. Nixon did it. Clinton did it. It's got to stop.
     
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    Of course, the administration still isn't willing to talk about it or answer more questions. They'll just throw the race card and run, as always.
     
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    This president?

    Know ANYTHING?

    About ANYTHING?

    When honesty dictated his change of last name shoulda been to "Schultz"?
     
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    Seriously, what part of making up new rules so that they could target conservative groups secretly don't you get?

    From the OP.....

    "The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly
     

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