May 10, 2013

Chicago politics

IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups.

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

[Lois] Lerner (who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups) said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. (Uh huh.) After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out.

About 75 groups were inappropriately targeted. None had their tax-exempt status revoked, Lerner said.

Anyone buying the "coincidence" BS raise your hand. Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by Hube at May 10, 2013 04:33 PM | TrackBack

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