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Mon May 20, 2013, 12:29 PM

Why did Doug Shulman permit so many Tea Party groups the tax exemption status ??

As we know, he was the IRS Commissioner up thru March of last year. He was the Commissioner when all these 501(c)4's were being approved. He knew what they were and what their political plans were for the future. Doug Shulman is the man with the answers.

He knew about the Tea Party plans to launder money from wealthy Republican contributors, like the Koch Bros, into little known and obscure Tea Party groups. He knew they did not want their fingerprints on the money and he knew it was a very shady proposition. Yet, he never gave any directions to the employees at the lower levels of the IRS to deny them tax exemption.

Congress is looking under the wrong rock for the culprits in this "scandal". They should be looking at Doug Shulman and the big Republican contributors and how they used Tea Party groups to abuse the system. If no one is held responsible for this, the least that Congress could do is to fix the law. There is no reason to vote for anyone that would keep this law in place. There is no reason to vote for anyone that would not speak up against it.

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Reply Why did Doug Shulman permit so many Tea Party groups the tax exemption status ?? (Original post)
kentuck May 2013 OP
patrice May 2013 #1
patrice May 2013 #2
auburngrad82 May 2013 #3
patrice May 2013 #5
byeya May 2013 #4
librechik May 2013 #6
Tx4obama May 2013 #7
kentuck May 2013 #8

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Perhaps he had some "reason" to expect they would not be the parasites that they are? nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:46 PM

2. - Or - Remember how absolutely certain Repubs were that they'd win last year's presidential race? nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:51 PM

3. What gets me is that only 70 of the 300 groups in question were Tea Party groups

and less than 1/3 of the 300 were conservative groups. Does that mean that more than 2/3 were liberal/progressive groups and, if so, why aren't we bitching louder than the GOP?

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Response to auburngrad82 (Reply #3)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:59 PM

5. +1 WTF?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:51 PM

4. Is it known if Shulman overrode his staff on any of these exemptions? Did he create a culture where

 

staffers were afraid for their jobs if they didn't toe his line?
Don't know - just asking.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 01:14 PM

6. Bush burrow-ins

have ruined the civil service including the DOJ. How can Obama effect change when he is stick with Bush staffing decisions? And the Congress is in on the game, refusing to approve nominees.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 01:27 PM

7. Shulman was IRS commissioner until: November 9, 2012

Douglas H. Shulman
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
In office
March 24, 2008 November 9, 2012

Shulman BIO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Shulman


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Mon May 20, 2013, 01:48 PM

8. Thanks...

even more informative. He was Commissioner thru the election season.

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