Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Schumer, Franken Asked for IRS to Target Tea Party

For all their bellyaching about Bush taking away Americans freedoms with the Patriot Act, or how liberals/progressives profess they would "disagree with what you say, but fight to the death for your right to say it," they sure are a hypocritical bunch.

Just imagine how high the Senate Democrats heads would blow off if Republican senators not only publicly advocated the IRS to target liberal political groups, but actually wrote a letter urging the IRS to do so.  Well, it happened, but it wasn't Republicans wanting their political adversaries targeted and harassed, it was the Dems.  Always the Dems.  In fact, Texas Rep. Sheila Lee Jackson (D) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a Tea Party-affiliated group, True the Vote, in 2010 just before the IRS indeed targeted the group.

Their excuse?  The IRS's "lack of clarity" on political groups trying to claim 501(c) status.
How much you want to bet they were none too concerned on how easy it was for liberal political groups to gain the same status?  Which were about four percent of all flagged political groups.

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