The IRS targeting of conservatives is ending says inspector general


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A new audit by he IRS inspector general has concluded that the agency has taken “significant actions” to end the harassment of conservative groups.

The agency’s inspector general says the IRS is doing a better job processing applications for tax-exempt status. His report said the IRS has eliminated intrusive, unnecessary questions, and has cleared a backlog of applications that had languished for months and years.

One of the reasons these harassment tactics have stopped is that most of the IRS management involved in the scandal has been replaced. I wouldn’t rest easy, however. The majority of federal employees are liberal Democrats, and many would be glad to lend a helping hand to that party if they could. Right now they are being careful because they know they are being watched. The second we stop watching them is when we can expect them to start some form of harassment of conservatives again.

And anyone who thinks I am being paranoid I think is being naive.

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  • David M. Cook

    “…most of the IRS management involved in the scandal has been replaced.”

    When will these people face prosecution for their Federal crimes? I want these CRIMINALS put in jail where they belong! Where are the Republicans calling for a special prosecutor? Do WE now get to break the law without consequences? Does anyone in DC give a rip about our Constitution? How many rhetorical questions must I ask?

  • Cotour

    *When will these people face prosecution for their Federal crimes? Never, federal workers are immune from such things. Transferred yes, prosecuted, no.

    * I want these CRIMINALS put in jail where they belong! That’s funny, these are not “crimes” in D.C., its politics.

    *Where are the Republicans calling for a special prosecutor? They don’t want to shine that light in that crack, for when they do similar political things.

    * Do WE now get to break the law without consequences? No, that’s crazy talk, have you not been taking notice of how things work within the District Of Columbia?

    *Does anyone in DC give a rip about our Constitution? Again, no, they are way, way past being constrained by such trivial things.

    Rhetoric? No persuasion needed here, unfortunately all valid questions, and more unfortunately all accurate answers.

  • Could be true.
    Probably isn’t.

  • DK Williams

    Saw an article today claiming the IRS is trying to take away tax exempt status of a Rove affiliated group.

  • John M. Egan

    We used to be a nation of laws; regrettably, the laws that are respected & enforced are not a high priority for the Justice Dept. New boss, Lynch, same as the old boss. Right, Eric Holder?

  • Cotour

    Whether some of them are true or whether one of them is true the fact is that the business of power by nature is evil. Washington D.C. is Amoral or a place where at the minimum morality and “justice” is optional.

    So Washington D.C. exists at every level, somewhere between could be true and probably isn’t.

  • Cotour

    Unrelated but related:

    The Senate refuses to exercize its power and force the Iranian deal in which the president is giving away advantage / power / money.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-wont-force-obama-to-submit-iran-deal-as-a-treaty/article/2563714

    Crazy think is normal in D.C., I think the deal includes a $50 BILLION dollar signing bonus for the Iranians by the president releasing their frozen funds with his signature alone, which is really the only incentive that they have to be sitting at any negotiating table with anyone.

    When you refuse to leverage your advantage into consequences in what can be argued are national / international existential negotiations what is the word that would be used to describe such actions?

    Now that’s a rhetorical question!

  • Cotour

    The above sentence should have read:

    The Senate refuses to exercize its power and force the Iranian deal to be ruled a treaty, which they can control, instead of the president controlling and he is in the process of giving away advantage / power / money.

  • PeterF

    Someone should tell them to be careful of how much they bend the constitution. like a paperclip, repeated deformation will result in structural fatigue and catastrophic failure. If they succeed in breaking the constitution in their efforts to “fundamentally transform” the nation, they will inadvertently lose the protection of the laws they so cavalierly flout.

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