Former IRS boss involved in decision to plant question

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  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Gators VIP Member

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    these people have no shame




    from the article:

    The IRS' upper management was behind the controversial decision to use a planted question to disclose the agency's practice of singling out conservative groups, according to transcripts of interviews reviewed by Fox News.
    Holly Paz, who had been a Washington supervisor in the agency's tax-exempt unit, told House oversight committee officials that Lois Lerner -- the director of that division -- told her ahead of time that she would be addressing the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups.
    Lerner told Paz that then-IRS Commissioner Steve Miller had contrived an approach, though did not go into detail during her interview behind closed doors with House lawyers.
    Paz told the House panel that Lerner informed her that "she and (Miller) had discussed her addressing it and decided what she would say about it."
    Lerner would go on to address the issue, after using a planted question during an American Bar Association (ABA) event at a Washington, D.C., hotel on May 10.


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  2. GatorBen

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    Wait, why are you upset about this?

    The only reason you know about it right now is because the IRS officials planted a question to themselves in order to publicly reveal that they were investigating the practice. Would you have preferred that they not do so?
  3. gator85jd

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    It would have come out eventually and they knew it. Why do you think they tried to slip it out? Why you're so upset is, I suppose, the bigger question.
  4. gatordowneast

    gatordowneast Well-Known Member

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    We would have preferred they keep "politics" out of their role as revenue agents. Is this too much to ask for? And we would prefer if anyone with knowledge of what these hacks were doing, to come forward now to save us the expense of a special prosecutor. Likely won't happen as like Lerner, more of the guilty will take the 5th. And then we will have a "criminal case" to prosecute.
  5. GatorBen

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    I guess what I'm saying is: why you would be mad that the IRS essentially blew the whistle on themselves?

    I understand being upset about the targeting itself, what I'm not sure about is what you would have preferred the IRS to do about it once it happened and they started investigating. Try to keep it a secret and hope that no one would find out?
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    It was done on Friday afternoon May 10th at this conference. I don't know if you've ever stuck around for the final afternoon of those conferences, but the attendees (if there are any at that point) typically aren't paying particularly close attention to what's going on. They planted the question for a Friday afternoon for the same reason King Barry's press office dumps information on Friday afternoons -- they hope they can get it out there and it goes unnoticed. That way, when it was finally uncovered, they could say "yeah we discussed that May 10, 2012, and nobody thought it was a big deal then." This is Barry's standard operating procedure for releasing unfavorable information to his LMSM sheep.
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    Why would the IRS blow the whistle on themselves? Because it was about to be exposed and like another poster said, they release on a Friday afternoon like they do with most (document dumps) and hope it is overlooked or gets less air time. It is how this entire sleazeball regime operates.
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    This is so much more extensive than anyone realizes. Corzine, DNC's man for years, was doing the same thing in Jersey when he was Governor and the clueless media sheep didn't say anything about it.
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    Disappointed again. I thought that the "planted question" would be referring to a question in the IRS application for 501(c)(4) status directed a tea party type organizations. Lerner's planted question at the ABA convention has been public knowledge for weeks and whether or not the former IRS commissioner, a Bush appointee by the way, knew about is more or less irrelevant.

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