Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

by Ryan on May 10, 2013

in Law,Politics,Stupid government

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration around election time.  This is sketchy as hell.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a “government-wide review” to make sure that this kind of abuse was not widespread (let me save him some time, it wasn’t!).

Lois Lerner, the person in charge of the tax-exempt branch of the IRS, admitted today that this targeting “was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate.  The IRS would like to apologize for that.”

You can bet that apologies won’t be enough for groups targeted for their political beliefs who are already upset at this Administration.

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