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Obama says: 'Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption' in IRS Targeting of Conservatives

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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:25 PM
In an interview with Bill O'Reilly (Fox News, Feb 2, 2014) before the Super Bowl, Obama again claimed innocence in the IRS scandal saying there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" involved in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.

He said there were some 'bone-headed decisions', but no 'corruption'.

A month or so ago, He stated that it was just a work list by a few employees to make their jobs easier.

I think the "targeting" amounted to something like a 10 to 1 margin against Conservative groups vs. Liberal groups.

And of course some testimony from IRS officials in front of Congress showed some evidence of targeting.

Not to mention some IRS officials pleaded the 5th and refused to testify as it may tend to incriminate them.

"not even a smidgen".

Obama went on and actually tried to blame Fox News for the scandal.

Obama has been caught in some big lies so why should anybody believe him anymore about anything?

President Barack Obama again denied any wrongdoing by the IRS over their targeting of conservative tea party groups, telling Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the way the tax enforcer processed tea partiers’ 501(c)4 paperwork.

O’Reilly spoke with the president just before the Super Bowl on Sunday, touching on the Obamacare rollout and the Benghazi attacks as well as the IRS scandal. He asked Obama if it “was the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation, over and over, if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance.”

“Oh, Bill, you’ve got a long list of my mistakes in my presidency,” Obama began, waving dismissively at O’Reilly.

‘Not even a SMIDGEN of corruption’: Obama DOUBLES DOWN on IRS targeting denial

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not even a smidgen

Why all the lies?

What's the Problem?

posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:38 PM
Easy to understand Obama saying that.

Compared to the corruption in the Whitehouse the IRS no doubt pales in comparison.

posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:49 PM
Isn't it the job of the IRS to catch groups that try to submit false information to get tax breaks they don't qualify for? So just because they are right wing the should be allowed to break the law? The FBI stated it found no evidence of “enemy hunting" of the kind that had been suspected, but that the investigation did reveal the IRS to be a mismanaged bureaucracy enforcing rules that IRS personnel did not fully understand. And progressive groups were targeted and it wasn't a 10 to 1 ratio. Progressive groups that had the words Israel, Progressive and Occupy were scrutinized just like the Tea Party. The only reason why it seems like the right was targeted more is because they don't have as much imagination as the left when it comes to making up names for their groups.
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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:52 PM
By definition corruption is

dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.

Since the IRS' is a theft machine that steals at gunpoint, stealing more from certain groups isn't considered "corruption".

Immoral and evil, sure. But you can't corrupt something that was never good to begin with.

posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by buster2010

You could be partially right but...

The Treasury Inspector General has made some compelling findings, official findings.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that inappropriate criteria had been used by IRS personnel to select certain applications for tax exemption status for further review and that inappropriate procedures were applied against organizations based on their names or policy positions.[16] According to the audit, beginning early in 2010, front-line IRS agents violated IRS policy by failing to handle tax matters in an impartial manner that would promote public confidence:

read; The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's findings

The letter further stated that out of the 20 groups applying for tax-exempt status whose names contained "progress" or "progressive", 6 had been chosen for more scrutiny as compared to all of the 292 groups applying for tax-exempt status whose names contained "tea party", "patriot", or "9/12."

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