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IRS targeted Miss. Tea Party

May 22, 2013

By Brian Perry

In an apology earlier this month, the IRS admitted it had singled out tax exempt organization applications containing the words “tea party” or “patriot” for additional review — election reform organizations and groups opposed to Obamacare also got enhanced scrutiny. The national outrage over the nation’s tax collection bureau — which brags of having the highest prosecution success rate of any federal law enforcement agency — targeting organizations based on perceived political agendas has of yet achieved much change, or hope of change. President Barack Obama asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to request the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was retiring in June already. 

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