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    •  Agreed (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, thestructureguy

      This is a little embarrassing.

    •  Victims? (0+ / 0-)

      While I will readily concede that the people at the IRS who apparently did all this have royally, counterproductively fucked up, and (when measured against ideal practices) it seems they have perpetrated an injustice, which, should their example be generalized would undoubtedly lead to atrocity and disaster, I'm afraid I have a really hard time seeing "victims" per se here. Nobody had their appliaction denied, regardless of its legitimacy, so on a 1 to 10 scale of victimhood (10 being the worst) the Tea Partiers are about an .00001. When somebody can point me to even one of these groups that actually has its tax exemption legitimately I might be tempted to remove a zero from this estimate.

      Think of the millions of victims of the Bush presidency, and what their victimhood consisted of before you waste any concern whatsoever on the fans of that presidency.

      Sometimes I wonder about the Left.  We argue the infield fly rule while they rob the box office.


      •  Alrighty then, (2+ / 0-)
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        Victor Ward, VClib

        henceforth all Muslim applicants must divulge the contents of their prayers, in detail, as some conservative groups were instructed to do by the IRS, and all progressive applicants must sign pledges to not picket or protest, as other conservative groups were told.  That's totally fair, right?  These details make no difference as long as your group's application is ultimately approved, correct?  

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:43:26 PM PDT

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        •  Oh my! (0+ / 0-)

          That sounds dire.  Also dubious.  But even if true, I doubt that anybody participating in these frauds was much discomfitted by the issuing of more lies.  

          And, agreed, all things being equal, the scrutniny should be equal -- but if you don't want the government meddling in your business, don't ask to do it on the people's dime.

          If it were up to me the government wouldn't ask anybody about prayers, because it wouldn't issue tax exemptions on the basis of preferred superstition.  

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