We’re Going to Get Creamed’: Lerner Emails Paint Picture of Planning 501(c)(4) Scruti

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    You all voted for Obama to unleash this government on you with brown shirts and jackboots... and it's not pretty whatsoever...no wonder Democrats want this investigation stopped...
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    Former IRS official referred to the Tea Party cases as “very dangerous” and expected legal action because they were “itching for a constitutional challenge.”



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    Rodrigo Sermeño





    WASHINGTON – A House committee report claims Lois Lerner, who oversaw the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting scandal.

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report Tuesday concluding that Lerner “created unprecedented roadblocks for Tea Party organizations” and “worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama administration regulations that curtail the activities of existing 501(c)(4) organizations.”




    In 2011, Lerner directed the manager of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Technical Unit to subject Tea Party cases to a “multi-tier review” system. She also stated in an email to her staff that the IRS Cincinnati office “should probably not have these cases.”

    In one email, Lerner referred to the Tea Party cases as “very dangerous” and suggested the Chief Counsel’s office should be involved in the review process.

    In another email, Lerner forwarded an article to Nanette Downing, director of exempt-organization examinations, from the liberal news site Mother Jones about how “dark money” was being used to influence the political process.

    The report accuses Lerner of seeking to “convey her agreement with this sentiment publicly” and engaging “in a wholly inappropriate effort to circumvent federal prohibitions in order to publicize her efforts to crack down on a particular Tea Party applicant.”

    Lerner expressed concern that the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections ruling would hurt Democratic senators seeking re-election in 2012. In response to an article sent to her by a colleague about Senate Democrats’ complaint to the FEC that political-oriented nonprofits were violating election law, Lerner writes: “Perhaps the [Federal Election Commission] will save the day.”



    ALL of it here
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    Every American, no matter the political affiliation should be horrified by this......because what comes around goes around. Hopefully, I don't need to elaborate on this. This shit cant happen on either side.......ever.
     
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    PJ Media? WTF???
     
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    Still looking for any harm done to the TeaTards

    Anyone? Anyone?
     
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    Yeah Staph. Which political..... errr..... *cough* rw "social" groups didn't get their voter suppression status approved?
     
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    Trollin' it up in here, RWer! Go Team Troller!
     
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    It's way over your head so you should stay the Hufferpufferpost
     
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    Well when it take a few years to get the review through,if at all,so ya harm done,there sparky

    But thats not the real problem,you have no trouble supporting a corrupt system as long as its the other guy getting screwed. That's about as American as Hugo Chavase,not to mention just plan bad and dishonest.
     
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    Issa (R) really screwed this one up :rofl:
     
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    Simple question

    Still looking for an answer
     

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