Thursday, June 27, 2013

Audit Confirms IRS targeting of Conservative Groups

From the Washington Examiner's "Treasury: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups, just 6 progressive groups":
In a letter to congressional Democrats, the inspector general also said that 100 percent of Tea Party groups seeking special tax status were put under IRS review, while only 30 percent of the progressive groups felt the same pressure.  
Well, that sounds bad.  100% vs. 30% is a clear bias.  Oh, but then there are the actual numbers.
The letter from the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that there just weren't many progressive groups who even sought special tax exempt status. A total of 20 sought it, and six were probed. All 292 Tea Party groups, meanwhile, were part of the IRS witchhunt.
292 Tea Party Groups vs. 6 progressive groups?  There's no denying the bias there.  A tremendous amount of work was put into persecuting one ideology.  Witchhunt is the right word.  Still okay with surveillance knowing the government could turn on your group at any time with just a change of administration?  I'll post another article later.  You won't be.

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