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Update - IRS Targeted Tea Party in 2011

AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011
Thanks RonPaulforfreedom for link

Now, this is a massive government scandal.
IRS Conservative Witch Hunt Started In 2011 With High-Level Officials Involved
5-11-13

The IRS conservative targeting scandal is going from bad to worse.

Following the Friday revelations that despite all prior appeals to the contrary, the IRS did in fact apply political bias and prejudice in targeting conservative groups who had applied for exempt status (and who knows what other prejudice when targeting non-liberals entities - perhaps it is time to do an analysis of what the ratio of conservatives to liberals audited each year is?), culminating with the farcical response by an IRS official during the Friday press meeting this may be just the beginning of a major political scandal which in addition to tangential fallout crushing the alleged "impartiality" of the Obama administration, additionally validates many of the heretofore right-wing "conspiracy theories." And as Zero Hedge has shown time and again, it is not a conspiracy theory if it is a conspiracy fact.

What makes things worse for the IRS, the US Treasury, its then-head Tim Geithner, and of course, Barack Obama, is that according to a draft report prepared by the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, expected to be released this week, and seen by AP, is that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as the spring/summer of 2011, well before the 2012 election as we announced before. What makes matters worse, is that it was not only "low-level" employees as the IRS tried to justify its prejudice on Friday, but high level personnel, among which at least one head of division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, and likely all the way to the very top, that were well aware of the witch hunt.
Much more at:
http://www.zerohedge.com/...

A conspiracy theory no longer.
IRS Admits, Apologizes For Targeting Conservatives During 2012 Election
5-10-13
Continued:
http://www.zerohedge.com/...
http://finance.yahoo.com/...
Covered by Ben Swann in March, 2012. Link thanks to AnCapMercenary:

FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather
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Top IRS official didn't reveal tea party targeting

From an AP article today.. "Miller responded, "We did group those organizations together to ensure consistency, to ensure quality. We continue to work those cases," according to a transcript on the committee's website.

Earlier, Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., had raised concerns with the IRS about complaints that tea party groups were being harassed. Boustany specifically mentioned tea party groups in his inquiry.

But in a June 15, 2012, letter to Boustany, Miller said that when the IRS saw an increase in applications from groups that were involved in political activity, the agency "took steps to coordinate the handling of the case to ensure consistency."

He added that agents worked with tax law experts "to develop approaches and materials that could be helpful to the agents working the cases."

Miller did not mention that in 2011, those materials included a list of words to watch for, such as "tea party" and "patriot." He also didn't disclose that in January 2012, the criteria for additional screening was updated to include references to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by GOP Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, is holding a hearing on the issue Friday and Miller is scheduled to testify."

more at: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130514/DA68U8VG0.html

I think they're releasing

I think they're releasing this information as a distraction. What exactly are they distracting us from? That's a good question. Perhaps Benghazi?

PattyFromTexas

IRS, Centennial Edition ~ Let us read the roll.

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^^^ BUMP ! A picture worth A TRILLION WORDS !

^^^ BUMP ! A picture worth A TRILLION WORDS !

Q.E.D.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

If we

went with A flat Tax you could say bye to the IRS Trouble is don't hold your breath. The IRS is a Thug for the Bankers and politicians

Work toward your objective. Setting you sight low may be OK.

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Me likes this REAL FLAT ! :)

Me likes this REAL FLAT ! :)

I wish it'd be !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

She's not heavy; not flat either. She's our singing tax lady.


http://youtu.be/fIF9lT8c8AI

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Better be flat before the Tax Vampire Brothers suck you to be so


http://youtu.be/xHcLH5foy0A

Lyrics:

"Heya, you're okay?
Don't you know us already?
We're here to suck you
We impose on you, we're relentless, restless
To suck away your flouze
Your dough
Your moolah
Your money
Your grain
Your savings
And also your
Your salary
Your benefits
Down your wool
Anything left
We'll suck it from the sweat of your forehead
We'll suck it from your back, too

We're everywhere
Even when you gamble
Idiot, we're everywhere
The lottery it's us
The bingo is us
The the quartet, the quinte horseracing
It's still us
The quinté "+", we re-suck on you

Not possible that you escape from us
We are the brothers bleeding you

You thought you paid your
Property tax
Business tax
Tax staff
Tax of learning
Tax if you're not wise
Tax of everything that moves
On your cigarettes
On your aspirins
On your vodka, gin on your ah! ah!
Increases recorded
Stamps and revenue stamps
Vehicle registration and car insurance
Registration fee PV
Now you bleed, bleed for us
Gas, tolls, heritage, sharing household, cohabitation
It is over all our floors and offices

We're URSSAF, IRS, and CARBALAS
Whoever you are, whatever you do
You gonna bleed for us
Not possible that you escape from us
We are the brothers bleeding you

I offer you a toast!
Yes a toast to:
Income tax
Local taxes
Direct taxes
And indirect
Property Taxes
Tax annuities
Tax on large fortunes
Taxes even if you have no fortune
Wealth tax
New taxes
Taxes Retro
Tax front
Back taxes
Income taxes

We're URSSAF, IRS, and CARBALAS
Whoever you are, whatever you do
Not possible that you escaped in
We are the brothers bleeding you.

Think of us, think of us
You know what that means IFA
Annual flat tax
It is I who invented
Additional contribution of 0.1%
Social solidarity contribution
Wait, wait, it's not over
Increases, survey
Payroll and capital gains
Pre-pension contribution
Have you thought to pay
Property tax
Property tax
Business tax
Tax staff

...

We understand your pain
It is a sad loss
But in your misfortune
Do not forget to pay for your inheritance fees"

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I am also for a flat tax

and I also like the idea of real flat ... like 100% for all big government tyranny enablers.

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Same here! Indeed, that'd make for some real change

Same here!

Indeed, that'd make for some real change, for once.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

are they still employed by

are they still employed by the IRS, the ones who actually did this, the ones that did this and thought they could get away with the power trip?

here you go..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMQzRwUGATk IRS targets Tea party back in 2011...

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

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Thanks for the video, RonPaulforfreedom

I updated the title also.

hey

no problem you kindly welcome.

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

First the DHS, (in '09) now the IRS....Who is Next? FBI? CIA?

DHS way back in 2009, (as Right-Wing Extremists, no less) was listing patriots and believers in the Intelligence Assessment of June 7. It included people who
believe:

the right to keep and bear arms is preserved by the Second Amendment to the Constitution,

killing pre-born children is morally wrong,

interpreting the Scriptures literally is not a crime,

lower taxes are better than higher taxes,

Local and State solutions are often more efficient than Federal expansion,

Veterans deserve respect, not special monitoring by Big Sis, Janet Napolitano. (or Removal of their Second Amendment Rights due to one doctor's diagnosis, I might add)

(This information is brought to you courtesy of the Liberty Counsel.)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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The IRS started this targeting in 2011, even worse than thought.

Update: IRS Patriot Witch Hunt Started In 2011 With High-Level Officials Involved
"What makes things worse for the IRS, the US Treasury, its then-head Tim Geithner, and of course, Barack Obama, is that according to a draft report prepared by the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration, expected to be released this week, and seen by AP, is that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as the spring/summer of 2011, well before the 2012 election as we announced before."
http://www.dailypaul.com/285201/update-irs-patriot-witch-hun...

They were merely exercising the power they currently retain

Now STFU.

sorry you did it, or sorry you got caught

uhuh, now go to your cube.

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Dear Iris, you must go.

Tax Collector You were dropped in front of the saloon with nothing but the Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1940 in your trunk. On July 9, 1953, the Secretary of the Treasury, G. K. Humphrey, created the Internal Revenue Service with the stroke of a pen, by issuing Treasury Order 150-06, without the approval of Congress.

President Reagan's Grace Commission examined your income tax. Not 5¢ goes toward any service taxpayers expect.

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How many more targets?

I suspect this is not the only "targets" on the IRS list.
If they are admitting to this "one" incidence, then my question is...Do you really believe this is an isolated incidence, and it's by accident too?
This should make anyone want to know "How many others have been their targets over the years"...recall the guy who flew his aircraft into the IRS building in Texas.
How many more targets?

Wow, this is big! Whose head

Wow, this is big! Whose head is going to roll because this crime has been revealed? What are the penalties? This will be as big a trial as any! This will be on CNN for the next 6 months right?

Oh, swept under the rug?
Nobody gets in trouble?

We should just end the IRS! The Founding Fathers managed with ..

out one, after all. The 'personal income tax' has been around since Lincoln's administration, and the base income you would have been taxed on in those days would have the buying power of $60,000 today. Exemptions do not make up for this in any case.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Hey SteveMT, check this out: Ben Swann covered this in 2012!

Damn, our boy's good! Just a reminder to those who may not be familiar: Ben leaves WXiX, Fox19, Cincinnati, OH, this month.

Reality Check: Is the IRS trying to shakedown hundreds of Tea Party groups across the nation?
FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather

Direct .MP4 Download Link: http://wxix.videodownload.worldnow.com/WXIX_1005201316274531...

Posted: Mar 01, 2012 8:21 PM
Updated: May 10, 2013 1:13 PM

Editor's note: This Reality Check first aired in March of 2012. We are reposting it because of it's relevance Friday's events in Cincinnati.

Are Tea Party groups across the nation getting the shake-down from the IRS?

Tonight, we are looking at whether or not there is a political motivation as to why the IRS is now suddenly asking for the names of everyone in these group, the names of their spouses, and even wants to look at their Facebook pages.

Ben has the Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.

Additional Documents:

Senate Letter to the IRS
Hawaii IRS Response
Kentucky IRS Response
Questions from the IRS to the Ohio Liberty Council

Copyright 2012 WXIX. All Rights Reserved.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

SteveMT's picture

Thanks for that great link, AnCapMercenary.

The wheels of justice turn very slowly, in this case 14 months. Appreciated.

Okay then, who is going to jail? Who's getting fired?

What laws will be changed to prevent this from ever happening again? When is the legitimacy of the election going to be called into question so we can have a re-vote?

Egypt. China. Persia. Athens. Rome. Byzantine. Centuries go by.

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IRS Headquarters, Maryland

Have you seen the symbolic artwork at the entrance to the IRS headquarters in Maryland?

http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-irs-...

Hmmm!

Found the link in this comment:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-10/irs-admits-apologiz...