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May 19, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is being accused of being used for political purposes and has admitted conservative groups applying for tax-exemption status have been inappropriately targeted for......

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May-19-13 7:59 AM

My question is, why is any political group Liberal or Conservative tax-exempt?

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May-20-13 11:10 AM

During the four-year period between 2009 and 2012 more than $92,000,000 bonuses were handed out to IRS managers and executives for performance incentives. The average annual salary of IRS employees receiving at least one bonus during the above four year period was slightly less than $94,000. Former IRS Commissioner Richard Byrd received $60,270. Joseph Grant received received three bonuses total of $83,950 in addition to his $177,000 salary. Sarah Ingram, who will be in charge of overseeing Obamacare, received three bonuses totaling $103,390 in addition to her salary which was raised from $172,500 to $177,000 during the same time frame.

I'm only speculating: These bonuses are Tax-Exempt!

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May-20-13 12:20 PM

denver & RiKRA8 I agree.

"The primary request for any new taxes so it will exempt enough votes to win the next election."

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May-22-13 10:22 AM

If you are wondering why the Federal has become big brother just ask President Bush and Vice President Dick "the torturer" Cheney who brought you the Patriot Act. That law has done more damage to our freedom in America than any terrorist could ever wish for.

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May-25-13 11:44 PM

Suttle, I do agree with your statement about the Patriot Act. However, don't just blame Bush here. Yes, that bill allows the gov to listen in on communications leaving the US and coming into the US without warrants, however, it is the current President who expanded this to include in country communication between citizens.

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