Political Weaponry: IRS Admits It Targeted Conservative Groups in 2012 Election
Remember, it is the IRS (in conjunction with the HHS secretary who is unelected and has complete control of ObamaCare mandates, regulations, and taxes) that redefined full-time employment from 40 to 30 hours/week, which is why businesses are now cutting employees to "part-time" in order to escape ObamaCare mandates. It is the IRS that is growing in size over the last 5 years in order to oversee and enforce ObamaCare ... and will have full access to your medical records/information.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.
Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.
Lerner said the practice, initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati, was wrong and she apologized while speaking at a conference in Washington.
Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the IRS. They said the agency asked them an inordinate number of questions to justify their tax-exempt status.
Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity.
Oh, sure ... Well, since you 'apologized' it's all good. I'm certain it'll never happen again to anyone else ... ever. Thankfully this was not done during a republican adminstration while campaigning for a second term or it might be, like, BIG MSM news outlets calling for hearings in Congress.
More: "In February 2012, TheBlaze received emails from several Tea Party groups alleging partisan and almost thuggish behavior on the part of the IRS."