|"Anyone who believes that the Light-bringer would use the IRS to intimidate and harass political opponents is a racist. The IRS hates racists."|
From The Wall Street Journal piece by John D. McKinnon: (h/t Sweetness & Light)
A Republican House committee chairman said the Internal Revenue Service targeted tax-exempt conservative groups for audits, widening the scope of GOP ire over the agency’s oversight of political activities.
House Democrats pushed back, saying Republicans were seeking to use the IRS controversy to score political points with their conservative base in an election year.
The IRS has been under scrutiny since an inspector general’s report last May found that the agency had targeted conservative groups for lengthy and heavy-handed review of their applications to become tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c) 4 of the tax code. The controversy led to significant management shakeups at the IRS and generated a slew of congressional investigations, some of which are still going on.
On Tuesday, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp [sic] (R., Mich.) said his committee’s continuing investigation has found that the IRS also singled out established conservative tax-exempt groups for audits.
“We now know that the IRS targeted not only right-leaning applicants, but also right-leaning groups that were already operating as 501(c)(4)s,” Mr. Camp said in a statement. “At Washington, DC’s direction, dozens of groups operating as 501(c)(4)s were flagged for IRS surveillance, including monitoring of the groups’ activities, websites and any other publicly available information. Of these groups, 83% were right-leaning. And of the groups the IRS selected for audit, 100% were right-leaning.” [emphasis mine]
Okay, so 100% of the groups targeted and audited by the IRS during a tight election were right-leaning. That proves nothing.
Furthermore, Obama has assured all of us that this is a fake scandal... right after he was done being "outraged" by it.
Just how much of Obama's crap are we supposed to believe? You know...disbelieve and not be considered racist.