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REPORT: Obama's IRS Also Targets Jewish Organizations

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New evidence has now arisen that the IRS under President Obama, which admitted, then half-denied this week that it was targeting conservative non-profit groups, has been targeting Jewish organizations in a virulent manner. An IRS agent admitted that some Israel-related organizations’ applications have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.”


What does that mean? It means that the Obama administration is going after organizations that support the existence of the state of Israel; one Jewish organization that was not even focused on Israel was required to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also to “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.


Z STREET, a staunch defender of Israel, had filed a lawsuit against the IRS, saying that an IRS agent told them that their attempt to secure tax-exempt status would be looked over more than usual because it was “connected to Israel.”


Lois Lerner, of the IRS, has already admitted that the IRS had improperly targeted groups with “Tea Party” and “patriot” in their names but said it wasn’t politically motivated, because “That is not how we do things.”


The Obama Administration apparently hates Israel enough to harass and intimidate those who support the Jewish state. So much for the contention of liberal Jews that the Obama administration is a friend to the State of Israel. 

The IRS is now asking Jewish organizations if they support the existence of Israel.

(Politico Document -  exhibit from legal declaration under oath, http://www.politico.com/static/PPM170_101124_jmm.html)


Unbelievable.

The IRS is targeting American Jewish groups that support the existence of Israel.
Ben Smith at The Politico reported:

A Pennsylvania Jewish group that has claimed the Internal Revenue Service is targeting pro-Israel groups introduced in federal court today a letter from an IRS agent to another, unnamed organization that tax experts said was likely outside the usual or appropriate scope of an IRS inquiry.

“Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?” IRS agent Tracy Dornette wrote the organization, according to this week’s court filing, as part of its consideration of the organizations application for tax exempt status. “Describe your organization’s religious belief sytem toward the land of Israel.”

The document emerged in the course of a lawsuit filed in August by Z Street, a hawkish group that casts itself as the Zionist answer to the liberal J Street. Z Street claims that a different IRS agent reviewing its application for tax exempt status said the agency is “carefully scrutinizing organizations that are in any way connected with Israel” and that “a special unit” is determining whether its activities “contradict the Administration’s public policies.’”

The IRS can deny tax exempt status to groups that work against “established public policy,” a precedent established in its denial of a tax exemption to Bob Jones University over racial discrimination, and Z Street is suggesting that the IRS has begun applying some such policy to pro-Israel groups.

by on May. 12, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Replies (11-20):
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 13, 2013 at 2:49 AM

BUMP!

denise3680
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM

you do realize that the man in charge of the IRS is an appointee from the Bush administration?  They were talking about this very thing on the news.  IF this is the case then whoever ordered this, if this is true, should be held accountable.  I just find it funny that in the cases where an organization, who have a long line of people in charge, somehow always gets blames on Obama, but no one blames bush for the long line of failed communication that caused us to get into a war over BS:/

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

 I would be that if someone wanted to dig, they'd find out that the IRS targets all kinds of organizations.

JustCJ
by on May. 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

LMAO at the ignorant majority who voted for this shit hahaha. Told you, I would sit back and watch it play out. And looky here, two of them in this very post ...oh man too funny, the smart ones don't want to touch it, but the dummies will try to lump all politicians together now...when it was just the conservatives/republicans who were the evil ones.


nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Quoting SallyMJ:

Please. Not until he governed as if we were King of America - which we pretty much got from late 2009. 

You know if there were a cover-up with any of the other presidents, there would have been a House hearing.

You REALLY think the administration is transparent?? (cough, cough)

Some reporters are starting to put him on the same page as Richard Nixon, due to the cover-up.


Quoting trippyhippy:


Which is the only reason you ladies care about this or Benghazi.  You have all wanted Obama out since the day he took office and are obsessing on everything and anything you can find hoping that one will stick.  Talk about transparent.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Too bad none of them are bad enough to impeach his incompetent ass out of office.

Quoting SallyMJ:

You may be right. Looks to me like three scandals in one week. Way too many for me.

But the fact that this administration is trying to put a chill on freedom of speech.

And may even be antisemitic - He's got 4-1/2 years of scandals hitting in one week.


Quoting DSamuels:

I really think this was all brought out to take attention away from Benghazi. Carney was getting hammered by the MSM on Friday about the time this story broke. When has the IRS EVER apologized for ANYTHING?



 






nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

In March 2012, then–IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a House Committee that his agency was absolutely not targeting tax-exempt applicants based on ideology. Shulman was a George W. Bush appointee, and there's no evidence so far that he or anyone else in the IRS' Washington leadership knew about the targeting of conservatives. Is it plausible that some lower-level staffers were making these decisions on their own? Juliet Eilperin explains in The Washington Post:

The staffers in the Cincinnati field office were making high-level decisions on how to evaluate the groups because a decade ago the IRS assigned all applications to that unit. The IRS also eliminated an automatic after-the-fact review process Washington used to conduct such determinations. [Washington Post]

denise3680
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 1:09 PM

 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

Quoting SallyMJ:

Please. Not until he governed as if we were King of America - which we pretty much got from late 2009. 

You know if there were a cover-up with any of the other presidents, there would have been a House hearing.

You REALLY think the administration is transparent?? (cough, cough)

Some reporters are starting to put him on the same page as Richard Nixon, due to the cover-up.

 

Quoting trippyhippy:

 

Which is the only reason you ladies care about this or Benghazi.  You have all wanted Obama out since the day he took office and are obsessing on everything and anything you can find hoping that one will stick.  Talk about transparent.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Too bad none of them are bad enough to impeach his incompetent ass out of office.

Quoting SallyMJ:

You may be right. Looks to me like three scandals in one week. Way too many for me.

But the fact that this administration is trying to put a chill on freedom of speech.

And may even be antisemitic - He's got 4-1/2 years of scandals hitting in one week.

 

Quoting DSamuels:

I really think this was all brought out to take attention away from Benghazi. Carney was getting hammered by the MSM on Friday about the time this story broke. When has the IRS EVER apologized for ANYTHING?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


now you know better than to bring up Bush and hiding and lying about things, that is reserved only for Blame it on Obama, hater of the Americas:/  lol

 

denise3680
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM

 


Quoting nanaofsix531:

In March 2012, then–IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told a House Committee that his agency was absolutely not targeting tax-exempt applicants based on ideology. Shulman was a George W. Bush appointee, and there's no evidence so far that he or anyone else in the IRS' Washington leadership knew about the targeting of conservatives. Is it plausible that some lower-level staffers were making these decisions on their own? Juliet Eilperin explains in The Washington Post:

The staffers in the Cincinnati field office were making high-level decisions on how to evaluate the groups because a decade ago the IRS assigned all applications to that unit. The IRS also eliminated an automatic after-the-fact review process Washington used to conduct such determinations. [Washington Post]

I mentioned this little bit of trivia earlier but it was ignored, maybe you will have better luck:)

 

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Transparent? You mean honest. So now, we shouldn't be honest in what we think about Barry? 

There have been committee hearings on 9/11, the "weapons of mass destruction" debacle. Hell, congress even stretched their law abiding arms into baseball, for hearings on "performance enhancing drugs". So Barry and his staff should be exempt from hearings every other president has been subjected to? Heck, congress even had hearing over a stained dress and a cigar! So Barry should be given carte blanche? To do as he pleases? when he pleases? When NO other president in our nation's history has had that power? That's delusional.

The sad, unfortunate fact is that he was elected, he's our president. There's nothing we can do to change that, no matter how incompetent he is or incompetencies he tries to cover up. I'd LOVE for him to to a great job and prove me wrong. How wonderful would THAT be? The unfortunate fact is he continues to prove all of us right, that he's not cut out for the job.   

Oh and by the way as I recall, that was one of Barry's campaign promises. (transparency)

 

Quoting trippyhippy:

 

Which is the only reason you ladies care about this or Benghazi.  You have all wanted Obama out since the day he took office and are obsessing on everything and anything you can find hoping that one will stick.  Talk about transparent.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Too bad none of them are bad enough to impeach his incompetent ass out of office.

Quoting SallyMJ:

You may be right. Looks to me like three scandals in one week. Way too many for me.

But the fact that this administration is trying to put a chill on freedom of speech.

And may even be antisemitic - He's got 4-1/2 years of scandals hitting in one week.

 

Quoting DSamuels:

I really think this was all brought out to take attention away from Benghazi. Carney was getting hammered by the MSM on Friday about the time this story broke. When has the IRS EVER apologized for ANYTHING?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 smiley: Yah - keystrokes: bitch

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