Shock: IRS’ own data shows there was no 2010 “surge” in tax-exempt apps

Posted by: ST on May 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The lies just keep stacking up:

A number of people have sought to explain the IRS targeting of Tea Party, patriot, and 9/12 group applications — as well as those from other conservative groups — for “specialist team” treatment (mainly delays and excessive and inappropriate questions) in 2010 by pointing to the Citizens United decision that year allowing for unlimited, undisclosed fundraising by such groups. That’s the explanation IRS official Lois Lerner gave a week ago when she first revealed that the agency had improperly handled a slew of applications — the political shorthand was a mistaken attempt to deal with a surge in applications.


But Todd Young, a Republican congressman from Indiana, pointed out at Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing with former acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller and Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George that this was not the case, according to the very data the IRS provided to the Treasury IG’s office.

There were, he noted, actually fewer applications for tax-exempt status by groups seeking to be recognized as social-welfare organizations that year than the previous one, according to this IRS data. The real surge in applications did not come until 2012 — the year the IRS stopped the practice of treating the Tea Party class of groups differently from others.

Worse still? This –> IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

Keep writing your House and Senate reps to demand answers.  The mainstream media and leftist politicos want this scandal to die, but we can’t let it.


They’ll be overseeing ObamaCare, too. Frightening.

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7 Responses to “Shock: IRS’ own data shows there was no 2010 “surge” in tax-exempt apps”


  1. Carlos says:

    If this whole scandal dies, so do we – literally. With the headhunter that was in charge of separating conservatives from other applicants now in charge of ObamaCare, she will have life-and-death powers to determine who gets what and who doesn’t, or at least push underlings in those directions.

    And this B.S. that the administration is putting out now, that the IRS will ONLY be dealing with the tax factors in ObamaCare, maybe they’d better go back and reread the specific bill before they’ve got a brand new lying scandal on their hands. That’s even less accurate than their Benghazi explanation the day after the attacks, which wasn’t even in the same universe as reality.

    And I wouldn’t trust ANY scumbag Obhammed appointed to the IRS, let alone trust the most vindictive, terrorizing agency the western world (outside of Nazi Germany, maybe) has ever seen. It (the IRS) fit the mold of terrorism and bullying favored by the administration before Dear Leader, the god of Chrissy, was ever in diapers.

  2. The AP scandal will die out first because the LSM is following exactly the path I predicted. The WH will use its “Little Bo Peep” strategy of “Leave them alone/And they wiil come home/Wagging their tails behind them.” Yesterday an AP (American Pravda) article neglected to mention outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller was retiring in two weeks but pointed out he was a George W. Bush appointee. The law of averages dictates that since Miller is a career civil service employee of 25 years.

    It is amazing how many of the culprits only learned one thing or another reading it in the paper or forgot. It is like we are expected to believe if Moochelle filed for divorce, Obhammud would have to learn it from the Washington “Compost”.

    Maybe they need that new supplement on the market called “gingko viagra”. It helps you remember what the f**k you are doing.

  3. Carlos says:

    The angle of the picture of the IRS building makes the structure look like a facade.

    How appropriate! Especially for a government whose favorite phrase is, “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

  4. Tex says:

    Probably the biggest political scandal since Watergate but scanning the MSM news sites you would probably not even know there was anything going on at all over at the IRS or the AP. The big news seems to be the Powerball lottery the past week.

    The way they all railed against Bush all those years for supposedly violating civil rights of terrorists and their contacts in the U.S. for his NSA warrantless surveillance program you might suspect the MSM is interested in protecting the civil rights of Americans.

    Here’s hoping Obama was spying on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN as well as the AP to see who their sources were for any news from them he didn’t like. The MSM carries water for Obama and it apparently didn’t even earn his respect for their own civil rights.


  5. proof says:

    And by “surge”, of course he meant “anyone who might oppose Obama’s re-election”.