Treasury audit: IRS targeted 292 tea party groups; 6 progressive groups

Democrats have to change the narrative. After weeks of pushing back against charges that the IRS targeted conservative groups by saying that liberals were targeted too, the Treasury Department inspector general has released an audit showing that 292 tea party and other conservative groups were targeted while only 6 progressive groups were. Not only that, every single conservative group came in for special treatment. Only 30% of progressive groups received additional scrutiny. Washington Examiner: The Wednesday letter to the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee punched a huge hole in Democratic claims that progressive groups were targeted as much as the Tea Party groups from May 2010-May 2012, the height of the Tea Party movement. The letter from the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed that there just weren't many progressive groups who even sought special tax exempt status. A total of 20 sought it, and six were probed. All 292 Tea...(Read Full Post)