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We've known for weeks the argument made by senior IRS officials that targeting of conservative Tea Party groups was carried out by a "few low-level agents in Cincinnati" is bogus.  Now, we have even more proof. NBC News reported last night that the signatures of senior level IRS officials, including that of IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, are on documents that were sent to Tea Party groups asking for more information.

Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington.

Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC News.  He said the groups’ contacts with the IRS prove that the practices went beyond a few “front line” employees in the Cincinnati office, as the IRS has maintained.

“We've dealt with 15 agents, including tax law specialists -- that's lawyers -- from four different offices, including (the) Treasury (Department) in Washington, D.C.,” Sekulow said. “So the idea that this is a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati is not correct.”

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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/05/29/confirmed-again-irs-targeting-of-conservatives-came-from-the-top-in-washington-n1608431

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  • We the American People cannot continue to let Big Government continue business as usual. Its like letting a criminal continue his evil ways before anyone truly arrest him. This is the same with the IRS. They have broken the law left and right therefore they need to be shut down until the law enforcement gets to the bottom of it and starts arresting those who broke the law. This is no laughing matter as those Socialist Demos behave like it. The day will have to come where our courage to fight back will be even more drastic meaning physically we will have to physically take back our government if law enforcement does not do its job. We must all realize there is not easy way out except one way. The more we wait the more the Government will do even more evil.

  • Dee, this is IRS related...so people please talk to Scout leaders, religious leaders, political organizers, and business people.  See if their tax-exempt status has been threatened by the IRS for not conforming.   

     

    Both the Boy Scouts and billionaire Kellogg had their tax-exempt status threatened or pulled recently.  I suspect many more organizations have been targeted, not just Tea Party.  Gestapo-like tactics need to end.

    Instead of sitting before a panel begging for the govt to listen, the Boy Scouts could possibly sue the IRS for forcing them to change their organizational principles and being "unduly prejudiced" towards the LGBT bias or political left.  IRS basically made vieled and blantant threats to pull their tax-exempt status in a "politically charged atmosphere".  Senate actually made a law to force the BSA to comply.  Kellogg is suing for similar reasons because he had his tax-exempt status pulled.

    http://discussions.latimes.com/20/lanews/la-me-pc-boy-scout-taxes-2...?

    http://reason.com/24-7/2013/06/17/claiming-politically-charged-atmo...

    This "unduly prejudiced principle" could possibly be used to remove some laws and lawmakers???

  • The treason and criminal and people should go to jail.

    TAKE ACTION. Call your congressman people need to go to jail.

    I will have to agree with echo177 there is some thing more to this.

    I think this to have us mistrust out government. To give more power to the government.

    Just to another part of the government maybe.

    Think creating mistrust, lying and deception is there game. 

    Remember misdirection is the game to the communist. 

  • sick um, go for the jugular.

  • God Bless you for your opinion Jane Baer but this is much much worse than you have portrayed in your comment. These 4 offices of the IRS were instructed to do this attacking of conservatives and it was proven last night on CBS news. There will be a special prosecutor assigned and I almost fear this will go as high up as the White House!

  • Having worked with PFS Investments for a while, being Security Licensed,  having been educated in Finance, I know too much about the evils of the IRS, and the vast number of resulting HEART ATTACKS caused by that super stress inflicted by those devilish Gov't workers [Jane B., I am sure that your relatives and you were honest and good...].   Having heard of better ideas from the past Republican and Independants running for Prez this last time around, rather than simmer in the IRS 'stew,'  I think that our smart Patriots can devise a better way to steal our revenue....  if there is yet time.   I thnk that the "Flat Tax" would be better than the IRS baloney,  too.  And when ANY administration USES the IRS to hurt or punish those who disagree with them--  harsh penalties should apply !

  • Patriots, lets think about what happened.  Who was the whisleblower who alerted the American People as to the targeting of the conservatives? ?  Anyone?  And why did this information come from the IRS itself at this oportune time?  Anyone?  Once again in my humble opinion this is turning out to be an even bigger set up to bring down America.  Has anyone considered why obama wants this info out at this particular time?  Could it be to set up an even more maniacally intrusive organization to enforce the healthcare takeover and all his other socialist plans for America?  Remember Patriots, he is on a mission to fundamentally change the USofA, and no one, I mean not a sole has been able to stop this train wreck as of yet, I don't believe there is anyone in Washington who really wants to stop him.  Oh sure, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors, but has anything worked yet?

     

  • My Dad worked at the IRS for many years. My husband did for a while and I did briefly. It is possible that some people there, because they are government employees, see a big government as positive. Therefore our President and his Administration are on their side. The opposition is against the US government in the sense that they want to limit and cut back on government services, so the opposition to the Government is a negative force. It is possible that this prejudice against the right is just subconscious in many government employees. While in theory they might agree that it is fair to have opposition to our President and his Administration, they might simply be loyalists because of the nature of their employment.

  • It is as clear as glass, Obama is involved in this to some extent. From all I have heard and read, there is NO WAY he could NOT have been involved just based on protocol!!

  • I THINK THEY SHOULD REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT HOTEL REFERRED TO AS "ALCATRAZ." A BEFITTING HOME FOR ALL OF THE CROOKS IN WASH. DC, INCLUDING "GOMER" AND HIS WIFE THE SO CALLED FOOD POLICE PERSON. THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM THERE. OH, BETTER YET, THERE IS THIS NICE TROPICAL HOTEL ON THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF CUBA SOON TO VACANT. IT IS READY FOR NEW VISITORS.

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