August 5, 2013

About that ‘phony’ IRS scandal [Darleen Click]

Oh look, a handy-dandy chart compiled by that bastion of right-wing-nut-jobs, NPR

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House Republicans investigating IRS targeting of groups for extra scrutiny say they have proof conservatives had it worse.

A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced “more questions, more denials, more delays,” says committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.

That is, when the IRS sent groups letters asking for further information, conservative groups were asked more questions — on average, three times more. All of the groups with “progressive” in their name were ultimately approved, while only 46 percent of conservative groups won approval. Others are still waiting for an answer or gave up.

Posted by Darleen @ 7:28am
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  1. http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2013/08/04/why-the-administration-lied-about-benghazi/2/

    I think Simon nails this pretty much. Consider this quote from Obama:

    What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains.

    Why would Obama bemoan that Al-Qaeda isn’t looking long-term?

  2. Ah, the Tyranny of Math.

    Then there’s the phony NSA scandal in which you all need to shut up and stop worrying or the terrorists will kill us all and if you’re not a terrorist you shouldn’t care!

    Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

    A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

    Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

  3. Math is rasiss, nome sane?

  4. Reminds me of the old joke:

    What’s DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDR?

    A “bi-partisan scandal”

  5. All of which is to say, Congress may be going on a monthlong recess at the end of this week, but the IRS scandal isn’t going anywhere, at least as far as House investigators are concerned

    – Too the ongoing dismay of the Progtards who just want all the “phony” scandals to go away, because they’re so, you know, phony and stuff, and just because shut up all you T-party white crackers from Charlie Rangal to you.

    – In other race hustler news….why isn’t Al having to pay?

  6. BBH – I saw another article somewhere (can’t find it at the moment) that Al already paid his defamation charges, but it was only mentioned, not sourced to an actual record.

    So MAYBE he has….

  7. Al never paid. Some benefactors of his paid up for him. Tawana never paid a nickel until Pagonis got the judgment against her and now she’ll pay every month until she’s dead.

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