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Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

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A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes.

The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.


more as it not all over yet.
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/9/judge-approves-35-million-settlement-irs-tea-party/


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Remember this is not the IRS's 35 million$$$$$ it's taxpayers money.  The IRS (government does not make money it uses taxpayers money for everything)
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What about accountability from those who were in charge at the time?
First Amendment isn't just Freedom Of Speech, it's Freedom Of Conscience.

Who made you the arbiter of morality? You are not Government but you sure are acting like one.

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What about accountability from those who were in charge at the time?
Yeah, like firing all involved and then some, so as to pay for this out of their budget and never allow them to refill these positions again.
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I won't be satisfied until Lerner and Koskinen are nailed to a tree.


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Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

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A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes.

The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.


more as it not all over yet.
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/9/judge-approves-35-million-settlement-irs-tea-party/


Side note...
Remember this is not the IRS's 35 million$$$$$ it's taxpayers money.  The IRS (government does not make money it uses taxpayers money for everything)


How is this even a punishment? How does this discourage future attempts?

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I won't be satisfied until Lerner and Koskinen are nailed to a tree.


For the rest of their life.
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

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Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

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A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes.

The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.


more as it not all over yet.
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/9/judge-approves-35-million-settlement-irs-tea-party/


Side note...
Remember this is not the IRS's 35 million$$$$$ it's taxpayers money.  The IRS (government does not make money it uses taxpayers money for everything)

A lesson in how the government works. They abuse their positions and use our money to pay for their acts while keeping their positions. Pitiful isn't it?
"If you can't run with the big dawgs, stay on the porch!"

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A lesson in how the government works. They abuse their positions and use our money to pay for their acts while keeping their positions. Pitiful isn't it?

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How is this even a punishment? How does this discourage future attempts?


PRISON is Punishment.

This is just someone else's money being spent.

Well, a good start nonetheless.

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PRISON is Punishment.

This is just someone else's money being spent.

Well, a good start nonetheless.


More taxpayers money being spent.  No accountability like always.
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How is this even a punishment? How does this discourage future attempts?

In truth it isn't punishment. The IRS like any other government agency should be gutted or abolished if it becomes weaponized. The IRS and the EPA are the worst.


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A lesson in how the government works. They abuse their positions and use our money to pay for their acts while keeping their positions. Pitiful isn't it?

Exactly and this: "Side note...
Remember this is not the IRS's 35 million$$$$$ it's taxpayers money.  The IRS (government does not make money it uses taxpayers money for everything)"

...is why those who are responsible must be held responsible. There's no such animal as 'the government', is there? The government is "run" by human beings and those creatures should answer for their idiocy.
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Exactly and this: "Side note...
Remember this is not the IRS's 35 million$$$$$ it's taxpayers money.  The IRS (government does not make money it uses taxpayers money for everything)"

...is why those who are responsible must be held responsible. There's no such animal as 'the government', is there? The government is "run" by human beings and those creatures should answer for their idiocy.

Yes and not just a slap on the wrist.  It should be something that will make the next person think twice before doing.  If it a upper government person they should lose everything along with their voter rights. 
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

 

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