IRS may have targeted conservative non-tax exempt groups and individuals

Just a few rogue employees who wanted to work more efficiently, right? So they bunched all the "tea party" and "patriot" applications together -- all because the workload was sooooo heavy. Man, I've got a bee-utiful bridge over the Chicago River I can sell you for a song:. McClatchy: A group of anti-abortion activists in Iowa had to promise the Internal Revenue Service it wouldn't picket in front of Planned Parenthood. Catherine Engelbrecht's family and business in Texas were audited by the government after her voting-rights group sought tax-exempt status from the IRS. Retired military veteran Mark Drabik of Nebraska became active in and donated to conservative causes, then found the IRS challenging his church donations. While the developing scandal over the targeting of conservatives by the tax agency has largely focused to date on its scrutiny of groups with words such as "tea party" or "patriot" in their names, these examples suggest the government was looking at a...(Read Full Post)