Is Obama Using The IRS to Silence Opposition?

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  1. The T
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    Namely the TEA Party...

    Many of us joke about being audited by the IRS because our views are not in sync with the White House. President Obama himself has even joked about it back in 2009, when a visit to Arizona State University caused many to speak up against the President receiving an honorary degree:

    Obama threatens Tax Audits - YouTube

    That was back in 2009. And it was a joke, right?
    Or was it?
    In just the past week, we have received emails from various Tea Party groups around the country alerting us to the oppressive demands being sent to them from the IRS.
    And so we ask the question: Is the Obama administration using the IRS to wage a war against opposition voices like the Tea Party?

    One of the groups currently dealing with the government’s overreach is the Ohio Liberty Council Corp.

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    What has the IRS demanded?
    A hard copy printout of the website – A PDF file emailed to the IRS will not suffice (and this is the high-tech Administration)
    List all Social Media outlets being used (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and include hard copy printouts of every posting
    A narrative description of every activity of your organization since June 30, 2010 (filing date) – And they do not want a mere description of the event, but full details – including; who conducted it, their qualifications, who was allowed to take part in the activities and how they were selected, was there a fee? (how much)
    The IRS also wants to know about the members of the group and their roles and more, asking specifically for the “name, address, and corporate federal ID of all organizations that are members of our organization”
    But wait, there’s more.
    Public events are also under scrutiny with the IRS demanding to know the time, location and content schedule of each event.
    Copies of any and all handouts must be included.
    Names and credentials of all instructors and copies of any workshop materials used.
    All speakers must be identified and copies of every speech must be included.

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    So what gives? Are there any other groups out there being treated like this? Is this a page out of the Clinton Administration on steroids?

    Are groups that are sympatico with Obama going though this? Bet alot of you didn't know this was going on, did you?

    Ah Our lovely media...

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    I note there was no actual evidence offered that the claims of IRS activity were factual, e.g. copies of letters from the agency making these demands.
     
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    Actually there was, but you wouldnt look on your own anyway.

    This was just posted but is days old.
     
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    He didn't dig deep enough...And you're correct...this has been going on for awhile...
     
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    The T, I think you should contact Judicial Watch if this is a group you're close to. It may be against the law for a person in the government to use the IRS as his methodology for punishing an enemy.

    Asking for revealing information that is irrelevant to a real tax issue is way out there left of third base, a real foul. imho.
     
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    Is Obama Using The IRS to Silence Opposition?

    You can't expect Obama to do what you expect Republicans to do. Seems he's better than that. They seem to be too blinded by his skin color to notice.
     
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    No one in any of these links seems to cite any evidence that the documents are motivated by the ideology of the groups they were sent to, or that groups with different ideologies have not received similar letters. We just see multiple conservative groups who feel compelled to "wonder" if they are being persecuted. I would guess the answer is "no", since the standard form for requesting tax-exempt status asks for some or all of this information and plenty more besides (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1023.pdf)

    As for the "evidence" it seems quite suspect. The "document" provided is actually a document produced by the Ohio Liberty Council with portions of what appears to be a document from the IRS pasted into it. There are no mentions of demands, only of requests. Further, the Liberty Council's text (which also includes basic grammar errors) claims that the IRS Exempt Organizations will ask this information of "you" the individual reading their document. This seems to be completely false and indeed nonsensical, calling into question the entire narrative crafted.
     
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    Are all the various "TEA party" members claiming 501(c)3 status?
     
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    EriktheRed Eh...

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    It was a steaming pile of crap when you first brought it up and it's still crap now. :)
     
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    If a PDF file is good enough for Obama's birth certificate, then it's good enough for the IRS. Unless they understand how easy it is to alter documents that way. Hey, if hard copies are the only thing accepted as proof, then the birthers better make more demands.
     

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