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IRS Targeting of Progressive Groups is the Phony Scandal

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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 31 Jul 2013, 3:29 PM PDT 


David French at NRO points out this chart produced by the House Ways and Means Committee Majority Staff and published by NPR. This should finally put to rest claims that progressives were targeted too:

As you can see, not only were more Tea Party groups targeted those that were targeted were given more scrutiny in terms of the number of questions asked of them. 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.

"Conservative groups were treated differently and were given more questions," he said in an interview with NPR. "[They] were denied their ability to get approved and had their applications delayed. That means that they were targeted."

NPR writes "The analysis is the closest so far to an objective numerical accounting of how the groups were treated by the IRS." But with Democrats heavily invested in this being a "phony scandal" no facts seem likely to change their minds.

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:47 PM

BUMP!

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:52 PM

The chart looks right from what others are saying. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:17 PM

??? Of course it is right.

I'm not sure your point.

Libs are still saying progressive groups were targeted, that it was equal opportunity. Even on Sunday with Chris Wallace three days ago.

That's why I posted it.

Quoting gsprofval:

The chart looks right from what others are saying. 



kcangel63
by Amanda on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM
I'm kind of surprised the difference between Tea Party and Patriot stats.
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:10 AM

In what way?


Quoting kcangel63:

I'm kind of surprised the difference between Tea Party and Patriot stats.



JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Waiting to see how the libs can spin this
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

1) But the IRS MEANT to target progressive groups

2) There are only 7 progressive groups. We can't help it if there are 100 conservative groups, it's their own fault.

3) If conservatives would have responded faster, giving us their donor lists, minutes of every meeting ever held, lists of people who might run for office, a book report on each book any group members read in the past 5 years, and the content of their prayers - well, then, they would have been approved right away. You see, we liberals would just say, "The hell with it," and you conservatives like to obey the law.  And we don't read books, nor do we pray, and we didn't get asked all those questions. So we were approved faster, and at higher rates.

4) We know the person doing the evaluations, and they owe us a favor.

5) After all, we are NORMAL people - liberals. You guys are those scum of the earth conservatives. You should expect poor treatment in our apartheid society.


Quoting JoJoBean8:

Waiting to see how the libs can spin this



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