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  •  This story as reported by AP isn't to be trusted. (1+ / 0-)
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    papicek

    I'm not referring to the diary.  I'm referring to the lazy AP journalist.

    The high level bureaucrat spits out a bombshell that leaves people above her and below her in hot water.  The head of the IRS already testified before Congress last year on this issue and he said at the time that there was no such selection process for audits in effect. The hapless low-level workers have no face, no name, and no voice.  But they have leeway to establish protocol that leads to political embarrassment in the White House. It doesn't add up.

    A two minute search of the IRS website retrieves a 2008 memo that sounds like the low-level workers were following exactly the IRS policy and procedure for tax-exempt political interest groups.  

    Meanwhile conservatives are clucking like a bunch of wet hens over this.

    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:19:30 PM PDT

    •  Then why the apology? (0+ / 0-)

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Fri May 10, 2013 at 04:35:29 PM PDT

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    •  Cite please... (0+ / 0-)
      A two minute search of the IRS website retrieves a 2008 memo that sounds like the low-level workers were following exactly the IRS policy and procedure for tax-exempt political interest groups.  
      In particular, can you point us to the place where it says they should do a screen based on words like "Tea Party" and "Patriot"?

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