IRS kept shifting targets in tax-exempt groups scrutiny: report – Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When tax agents started singling out non-profit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as ‘Tea Party,’ but later they focused on criticisms by groups of “how the country is being run,” according to investigative findings reviewed by Reuters on Sunday. Over two years, IRS field office agents repeatedly changed their criteria while sifting through thousands of applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status to select ones for possible closer examination, the findings showed.
At one point, the agents chose to screen applications from groups focused on making “America a better place to live.”
The IRS targeting groups based on government criticism? This is exactly why CISPA can not become law. Can you imagine the digging the government could do without the need for warrants in order to target “suspects” who disagree with them? Gee I wonder, what could have influenced the IRS to go after groups complaining about “how the country is being run”…?
History repeating itself? Too bad we have such a biased mainstream news media today…
“Richard Nixon maintained an”enemies list” that singled out private citizens for investigation and abuse by agencies of government, including the Internal Revenue Service. When that was revealed, the press and public were outraged. That conduct will forever remain one of the indelible stains on Nixon’s presidency and legacy.”
Read the Rest @ Obama’s Enemies List – WSJ
Finally, didn’t the President just tell a bunch of Ohio State college students a few days ago to “reject” those voices who warn them of government “tyranny”.