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Mike Lester

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    That said Adrian unfortunately misses the point. Whether they are tax exempt or not the IRS, an agency of the government should never be allowed to be used by politicians of any stripe for furthering their political positions or as an insturment of revenge against their political opponents.
    To do so is very much the mindset and actions of dictators rather than a duly elected public official.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Never let a myth, or distorted story, die, it deprives the TEA partiers of anything to say.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    That’s baloney. The IRS targeted ALL political groups that applied, as they are required by law. They used “tea party” as a flag, and also “occupy” and “progressive.” The only group that was turned down was a liberal group. And the idea that Obama was involved is pure conservative wishful thinking. Not a single shred of evidence has been found, and there is no motive or evidence of cover up.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 11 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    Let me guess: “This was not intended to be a factual statement.” You don’t convince many by making your numbers up out of thin air.

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    I haven’t read a single post on this thread from a liberal who has read the Inspector General’s Report. All I see are lies made up of whole cloth. This is especially true of this MECHANIC fellow, who calls everyone a liar, but is the biggest liar of all, and absolutely never links to anything to prove his point.

    For all your benefits, here is the Inspector General’s Report:

    Inspector General’s Report

    Now to specifics:

    “…issa demanded the Inspector General ignore the mistreatment of liberal groups and focus only on CONservative groups. Now that is a scandal.”

    Link, please.

    “… the person who developed the list of key words to use to target groups or applicants for increased scrutiny is reportedly a conservative themselves [sic].”

    I am assuming you are referring to IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman. No, he had only given campaign contributions to Democrats. But he was appointed by Bush. (Sort of like Obama appointing Gates SECDEF.)

    "While it is a well established fact that Shulman was “appointed” by Bush, it is also a matter of record that he did not support Bush.

    A search of the Political Money Line database for political contributions for the year 2004 — the year Bush was running for reelection against Democrat Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry — shows that Shulman donated $500 to the Democrat National Committee.“


    ”http://www.examiner.com/article/douglas-shulman-the-bush-irs-appointee-that-didn-t-support-bush">Douglas Shulman: The Bush IRS ‘appointee’ that didn’t ‘support’ Bush

    This is old news. It was isolated to the Cincinnati office of the IRS, and the perpetrators subsequently were asked to resign and did.

    It’s not old news. The Obama administration just asked one of his bundlers to investigate further (so we know what the outcome of that is going to be). It wasn’t isolated to the Cincinnati office. And Lois Lerner “awkwardly acknowledged that the IRS wrongly scrutinized conservative groups for years”, Politico plead the Fifth, and subsequently retired. She still has an outstanding subpena.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, 11 months ago

    The Wall Street Journal yesterday and NYT today reports that the FBI report on the IRS “scandal” found that there was no wrong-doing — the IRS scrutinized both right and left-wing groups, and was following the law. Cartoon fail, Mike Lester.

    Oh, unless the entire FBI, the entire IRS, and the WSJ and NYT are secretly run by Obama. I suppose that’s likely.

  7. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/obama-donor-leading-justice-departments-irs-investigation/2014/01/09/980c010a-796a-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

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