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  •  ProPublica has a little more depth on this situati (1+ / 0-)
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    on, which seems to indicate that maybe the IRS, who some here send some love to, was maybe doing a little more than "target the TeaParty." As the people in the agency have done at the behest of presidents over many decades, and in cooperation with the J. Edgar Hoovers of the world too:

    On Friday, Lois Lerner, the head of the division on tax-exempt organizations, apologized to Tea Party and other conservative groups because the IRS’ Cincinnati office had unfairly targeted them. Tea Party groups had complained in early 2012 that they were being sent overly intrusive questionnaires in response to their applications.

    That scrutiny appears to have gone beyond Tea Party groups to applicants saying they wanted to educate the public to “make America a better place to live” or that criticized how the country was being run, according to a draft audit cited by many outlets. The full audit, by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, will reportedly be released this week. (ProPublica was not contacted by the inspector general’s office.)  

    http://www.propublica.org/...

    Given the way the administration appears to be playing the Game of Thrones these days,  ask a daring whistleblower how that works, it might be hard to ever get a real clear look at how the increasingly integrated instrumentation of State Security actually was operating in this circumstance. One wonders if someone will "leak" the drafts of that audit, to see what was "redacted" to cover whose arses...

    Would it not be really ironic and silly and cool if it turned out that kosworld and the grass-roots Teaparty troops (not the Kochs and Roves, but those myriad "voteagainsttheirowninterest" low-information types) actually had something to JOINTLY be afraid of, and for good reason?

    Remember how the disease of repression and "control" spreads -- it's an endemic urge in bureaucracy, augmented and amplified by the gains the Few can take off the rest of us by hastening the day, particularly the kind that supports and lives off of the growth of that UberState thing. Undiscovered, undisclosed, unresisted, it just spreads, like toe fungus at the YMCA...

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:04:32 AM PDT

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