IRS supervisor says she thought 'tea party' was label for conservative and liberal groups
@redshirtIt is one of those rare moments I actually completly agree
with you. Her incompetent handling of this situation is inexcusable and she
needs to be fired not just replaced.
Ms Paz should be fired for being so uniformed about society. If she is to
oversee the work of people approving or disapproving tax exempt applications,
and they start using a term that she does not have any direct knowledge of,
shouldn't she at read up about it?If people started applying
for tax exempt status for Occupy Wall Street groups, and I had not idea what
they were I would at least spend 5 minutes doing a google search to unerstand
I am just totally shocked! Aren't you? And, yes, of course, "Tea
Party" has always been associated with liberals. Another little known fact.
@mainly meSo considering that list of unfounded claims I can agree
with you on the consperecy theorist comment, beyond that I think your comment
really speaks for itself.
@maiy meSo then you previous comment was a self reflection on the
depths of unfounded consericies you went through to avoid the reality that your
view of the world was not shared by the majority of americians or the facts.
Good to know.
@TolstoyFairly elected? Are you sure? I realize my doubt seems a
bit conspiracy theorist, but there are a lot of questionable results in
precincts where the Dear Leader received 99%-100% of the vote. That is
waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much for me to stomach. Add this to the systematic
suppression of unfavorable press by the liberal media, the documented revision
of training materials by the FBI eliminating things like Islamic terrorism, the
targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, the classifying as potential
terrorists people who believe in the 2nd Amendment, preparation for disaster,
people who believe in end time prophecy, etc., I'm more inclined to believe
in a lot more voter fraud than most people.
@mainly me I agree J and chris seem to have a real difficult time
facing reality. From the article “Paz, however, provided no
evidence that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target conservative groups
or that anyone in the Obama administration outside the IRS was
involved.”Also from the article “Cummings said the
manager, who was not identified, confirmed that the White House was not
involved.”I know it is difficult for J and chris to accept
that President Obama was fairly elected twice by the majority of Americans and
it is truly sad that they seem bent on undoing the will of the voting public at
any cost to their own personal morals or integrity.
@Tolstoy"'the source' clearly stated that the Obama
administration played no role in this situation..."Let me quote
from Wikipedia:Denial is used for a psychological defense mechanism
postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too
uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true
despite what may be overwhelming evidence.The subject may use:simple denial: deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogetherminimisation: admit the fact but deny its seriousness (a combination of denial
and rationalization)projection: admit both the fact and seriousness but
deny responsibility by blaming somebody or something else.
@J Thomas So either you conveniently did not bother reading the
article or you think no one else would. The article very clearly states that the
person that testified "the source" clearly stated that the Obama
administration played no role in this situation and that it was clearly a case
of mismanagement of the field investigators by their supervisors who failed to
understand and respond to their questions. You are entitled to your opinions
mike but you are not entitled to make up your own facts and may want to consider
we all have access to the article before deciding to blatantly lying. @chris bSince the article clearly states that the person giving
the testimony and in fact all the testimony so far has clear stated that his
administration played no role in the situation then no he does not and should
@HutteriteNo, their job is to apply tax law EVENLY and FAIRLY, not
single out groups for special enforcement based on their political leanings.
That's what the IRS should be doing. It's their job.
And why shouldn't the IRS scrutinize such an application? Political
organization are not tax-exempt, and this organization openly declared itself a
political organization. If I were an examiner and I saw an application for
tax-exempt status from the "Democratic Party," I would scrutinize it
most carefully. Only charitable/educational organizations are exempt, NOT
well barack?Do you have accountability for ANYTHING that happens in
Yet another source telling us that the Obama administration is lying. Yet
another government employee who was instructed to do something unethical and
illegal. Yet another proof that the Obama administration denial that the I.R.S.
was being used for political purposes is a lie.No one can trust
anything that the Obama administration has said, what it now says, and what it
will say to cover up other scandals.No citizen, conservative or
liberal, can be expected to listen to accept lies from any administration. No
citizen, conservative or liberal, can support an administration that has abused
us, and abused the Constitution.No matter what political views we
may have, the one thing that we must demand from government is TRUTH. If Obama
was not ashamed of what he is doing, he wouldn't be lying to the citizens
of this country.