Saturday, August 8, 2015
Anytime Bristol cries victim an angel gets it's wings
From USA Today
Lois Lerner, the key figure in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for added scrutiny, once considered opening up an audit into Bristol Palin’s compensation from a teen pregnancy charity, according to a new Senate report.
The Senate Finance Committee released the results of its two-year investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups Wednesday, with revealing looks at Lerner’s emails.
One email, cited by Chairman Orrin Hatch as an “example of Lerner’s interest in conservative organizations,” asked whether the IRS should open an audit of Candie’s Foundation, which paid Palin $332,500 in compensation to be a celebrity spokesperson. Lerner was concerned that the salary figure could violate IRS rules against charitable groups being for the private benefit of individuals.
Palin is the daughter of 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and she became a household name when it was revealed during that campaign that she had become pregnant at age 17. She later performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and was briefly engaged to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.
“Thoughts on the Bristol Palin issue?” Lerner, then the director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit, wrote to her staff in 2011. “I’m asking because I don’t know whether to send to Exam as a referral.” There’s no evidence from the Senate report that an audit was ever opened.
The bipartisan Senate report concluded that Lerner poorly mismanaged the scrutiny of Tea Party organizations and fostered a dysfunctional office culture. But Republicans and Democrats could not agree on the extent to which the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions were motivated by Lerner’s Democratic political beliefs.
The Senate report examined 1.5 million pages of emails from the IRS, including many from Lerner in which she discusses her sometimes unconventional political views.
“Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,” she told a friend in 2014, after she left the IRS. “He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.”
What's disappointing to me is that the IRS DIDN'T check into the Candies Foundation. The Candies Foundation is a scam.
Of course Brancy had to show her outrage on the blog:
I wonder if she also was combing through the financial records of liberal non-profits to see who she thought made too much money? I wonder if Lois also sent e-mails about other Candie’s ambassadors like Beyoncé, Ciara, Jenny McCarthy, Vanessa Minnillo, Ashley Tisdale, Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Usher, Rachel Bilson, and Teddy Geiger?
Wait. I already know the answer to that question. We know the IRS reserved its scrutiny primarily for conservatives.
Looks like I almost got caught up in her assault of people who love America.
And Hoohah had to make a comment.
If 7 years ago I had predicted the Obama administration was targeting my family and all conservatives who posed a threat to their radical agenda you never would have believed me, right? Well..... hmmm: