Obama’s IRS audited tea party donors at ten times the rate of the general population

The Washington Times reports:

House Republicans find 10% of tea party donors audited by IRS

Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didn’t destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting — and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans

Investigators last year reported that the IRS singled out tea party and other conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status and gave them special scrutiny, including asking inappropriate questions about their activities and membership. The request for donor lists was among the inappropriate activities.

The IRS initially denied to Congress that it was singling out tea party groups, despite vocal complaints from groups that had their applications delayed for years.

Obama administration officials deny that the targeting was politically motivated

Republicans said 24 conservative groups were asked for their donor lists. The IRS initially told Congress that those lists were destroyed, but when they went through their files they discovered three lists that weren’t destroyed.

10 percent were audited — substantially higher than the average rate of 1 percent of average Americans who are audited each year.

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May 14, 2014. Tags: , , , , . IRS, Politics.

2 Comments

  1. AWC replied:

    Reblogged this on Angrywoodchuck's Blog and commented:
    The Government lies…constantly. A co-worker sent me an article yesterday about Iran capturing one of our drones and repurposing it for Iranian use. It does not matter if they can, or will…what mattered to me in the article was that the Government initially lied to us about Iran having it, then when shown evidence they had it, lied to us about how they acquired it, saying it crashed, when in reality, Iranian operatives simply spoofed the on-board GPS and tricked the drone to land safely in Iran, which, considering the $36B the Government had allocated only months before to “work out the issues with drone GPS guidance,” makes complete sense – as does the photos of a perfectly intact U.S. drone in Iranian hands.

    You are lied to, daily, by your own Government. They lie about keeping your doctor, they lie about not spying on your email and internet searches, they lie about not targeting conservative groups, they lie about not raising taxes, they lie about leaving Afghanistan, they lie, they lie, they lie, they lie. But you continue to vote for them. I don’t know who is more evil. The Government…or you.

  2. BGills replied:

    Exposing the truth is seen as an attack on the belief system of all Liberals, simply for the fact that they currently live in a world built on lies.
    There is basically nothing more dangerous to those attempting to manipulate public opinion, through ‘Social- engineering,’ then cold hard facts. They continually challenge, or attack, the character of anyone, that might present anything, resembling the facts. Facts which would contradict their narrative of fairness, openness, and honesty. It is a “shot the messenger” mentality, specifically intended to divert attention away from the inconvenient truth, which constantly threatens their delusional construct. A means by which to discourage others from committing future acts of blasphemy, as is the use of governmental agencies to discourage free speech of critics.

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