Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by Indigo5
The scandal is about treating people differently under the gov't's protocols.
It's a sad day when the american people don't even understand what the gov't's role is supposed to be.
Hmmm....You seem to be disregarding my simple point.
The headline reads..."Finally! A Washington IRS Scandal connection: IRS Lawyer Carter Hull! "
Which accurately reflects the desperate, eager, partisan goal of racing to assign blame to the Whitehouse vs. carefully examining what happened and
who is responsible.
Those are two seperate goals...if they arrive at the same destination...great, those responsible, whomever they are, should be held accountable.
BUT skipping the whole evidence, investigative reason, login and facts part...to race to a PARTISAN conclusion is pure irony and hypocracey...when
investigating the same ethical lapse in others.
The classification of 501(c)s is one of the most ambigous in the tax code. Differentiating a "social cause" from a "primarily political
organization" while the IRS has given limited guidance, is VERY difficult. It is a mess.
So the fact that a staff level IRS agent might ask a higher-up for guidance on WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK...AFTER AN ORG HAS BEEN TAGGED FOR SCRUTINY...is
not unusual in the least. I wouldn't expect anything else in this scenario.
BUT...Hoping that people cease thinking...and confuse THAT question ...centered on what questions to ask to come to a conclusion...With the question
of...what orgs do we select for further scrutiny and to ask those questions...and then scream WHITEHOUSE...FINALLY..
It is PARTISAN, SLOPPY, DISHONEST thinking and undermines legitimate investigations that need to be followed.
(A) WH to IRS..."Look for conservative orgs...hit as many of the Tea Party Groups as you can"
(B) IRS to IRS ATTORNEY..."So once we have identified a 501(c) for detailed scrutiny, what questions should we ask to determine if they are "Social
org" vs. "Political org"...what's the protocol for making that determination?"
TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SCENARIOS...(B) IS RELECTED IN THE TESTIMONY....(A) IS NOT