Paul L. Caron

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1323:  Tea Party Group Decries IRS's 'Latest Bob And Weave To Avoid Accountability'

IRS Logo 2Following up on yesterday's post, The IRS Scandal, Day 1322: Government Denies That It Continues To Harass Tea Party Group:  

Plaintiff Texas Patriots Tea Party’s Reply in Support of its Motion to Clarify Preliminary Injunction:

In its response, the IRS again reverses position. Three weeks ago, after it insisted it would deny TPTP unless it responded within 30 days, emergency relief was needed just to allow the current motion. Yet now, the IRS professes bewilderment: had TPTP only asked, its request would have been granted. This claim is stunning. Just a week before TPTP moved for relief, TPTP stated its position in a conference with the Court. A far from “amenable” IRS adamantly opposed it. The IRS rewrites history, perhaps, to obscure the true reason for its last-minute change of heart: it wants this Court to pronounce that the IRS’s new position is a benevolent accommodation of TPTP, outside of the “ordinary course.” This plea for the Court’s blessing is the sole remaining issue now that the IRS agrees to TPTP’s request, but this Court should deny it. The IRS’s latest bob and weave is another effort to avoid accountability. It cynically trades “accommodation” of TPTP for judicial approval of its continuing use of “neutral” policies that exacerbate the targeted groups’ injuries. Most depressingly, it shows that 42 months into this case, the IRS remains more focused on saving face than unwinding the harms it has caused.

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Classic Pubs, a textbook definition of a partisan true believer: "One who believes one's own BS to the exclusion of all other POVs."

Posted by: MM | Dec 26, 2016 2:23:54 PM

Mr. Russell: I set out to respond to fact-laden missive, but alas, there are no facts. Merry Christmas. I would wish you a happy new year as well, but that would be excessively optimistic, even for a liberal, given the prospect of Jan. 20.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Dec 24, 2016 11:27:13 AM

I still want to know and don't understand why no one in congress has asked the irs to name the two rogue employees in Cincinnati that started the harassment.

Posted by: salg | Dec 22, 2016 11:59:10 PM

Any minute now, Publis will show up to defend the criminal conduct of the Democrat cretins in the IRS. Which will again remind us that for liberals like Publis, lying - up to and including felony perjury - is one of the chief sacraments of his Liberal Church. As was demonstrated so comprehensively in 1999 during Bill Clinton's impeachment.

Posted by: Andrew Russell | Dec 22, 2016 10:48:58 AM