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Saturday, November 12, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1283:  IRS Handed Defeat in Court Ruling Against Tea Party Group It Stiffed

IRS Logo 2Townhall, IRS Handed Defeat in Court Ruling Against Tea Party Group It Stiffed:

The Texas Patriots Tea Party emerged as victor in its case against the IRS. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett ruled that the agency must process TPTP's application for tax exempt status after a long (and seemingly politically motivated) delay.

It's now clear the IRS segregated TPTP's application in 2012 because it was a conservative political organization. It was just one instance in a larger scandal in which the IRS targeted conservatives and unfairly stalled their applications.

The agency has insisted it no longer practices such political bias, yet the court said that doesn't solve TPTP's issue. "Regardless of the fact the IRS purports to have stopped applying the inappropriate political advocacy criteria in 2013, the evidence is undisputed that the IRS continued to delay processing TPTP’s until August of 2016," the judge wrote in his decision."

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Comments

Thank you for continuing to report on the abuses of the IRS. Hopefully under Trump some of these will finally be addressed.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Henry | Nov 12, 2016 8:28:40 AM

You want to see "slow walking", just watch these Bureaucrats after Trump is sworn in.

It took them a week to ram 0bamacare up all of our butts yet it will take them YEARS and YEARS to dismantle it.

Posted by: Fisht | Nov 12, 2016 8:57:08 AM

If they really want to look at some tax exempt status, I can recommend a couple of organizations, Moveon.org, Media Matters, Organizing for America. In fact, I would seriously look at any organization funded by George Soros completely or in part. I'm not talking about not granting them tax exempt status, I'm talking about forcing them to adhere to the rules.

Posted by: bflat879 | Nov 12, 2016 9:20:19 AM

It will be cool in another couple months when Democrats magically become concerned about civil liberties, compromise, and checks and balances of governmental power.

Posted by: wodun | Nov 12, 2016 10:40:34 AM

"It will be cool in another couple months when Democrats magically become concerned about civil liberties, compromise, and checks and balances of governmental power."
leftists have always wanted those things, its just they only wanted them for other leftists who agreed with them.

Posted by: richard40 | Nov 14, 2016 3:22:39 PM