Republicans seek to link IRS scandal and tax agency's role implementing Obama health overhaul

  • Article by: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 18, 2013 - 11:33 AM
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drfranktMay. 18, 13 1:30 PM

I would trust a 16 year old kid with my credit card and the keys to my car on a weekend when I'm out of town more than I would trust the IRS with administrating the most expensive program in the history of the United States.

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drichmnMay. 18, 13 3:23 PM

"GOP lawmakers are smart to be looking for a connection, said Tom Davis, a former Republican congressman from Virginia, but must be careful not to overplay their hand." .... too late.

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omitfactsMay. 18, 13 5:02 PM

What has happened to America in such a short time? Corruption, lies, division, cover-ups.....all that and a 7 trillion dollar failed experiment that has accomplished nothing positive. Everyone should be VERY concerned that the IRS is overseeing this up coming disaster. Obama, if allowed, will destroy America.

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orpheus90May. 18, 13 5:10 PM

Quote from the article: "This is another effort by the Republicans to essentially try to score political points." ...Problem here is that few of their so-called "political points" actually score. In fact, they're more likely to backfire. Charles Blow's opinion piece in today's NYT reports that Michelle Bachmann, tea party stalwart, made a statement to a conservative website claiming the I.R.S. might use Obamacare to deny healthcare to conservatives - in other words, a conspiracy to kill conservatives by denying them care. No doubt such a claim may gain traction with the more suggestible faction of conservative voters, but the rest of are rolling our eyes, becoming more worried about the crisis of competence the tea party uprising has unleashed in congress.

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Packman_1May. 18, 13 6:01 PM

Leave it to the GOP to attemt to destroy anything that might benefit the 99%. Other than tax cuts for the 1%, is there ANYTHING the GOP is for?

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omitfactsMay. 18, 13 7:39 PM

Im pretty sure the GOP is for not having the IRS profile and illegally target specific groups if they dont adhere to a certain political belief. I would think everyone who believes in democracy would....right Packman?

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omitfactsMay. 18, 13 7:45 PM

Im pretty sure the GOP is for not having the IRS profile and illegally target specific groups if they dont adhere to a certain political belief. I would think everyone who believes in democracy would....right Packman?

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potter101May. 18, 1310:59 PM

omitfactsMay. 18, 13 7:45 PM Im pretty sure the GOP is for not having the IRS profile and illegally target specific groups if they dont adhere to a certain political belief. I would think everyone who believes in democracy would....right Packman?**************************It has nothing today with democracy, in fact it is the opposite, it's to preserve democracy. I want all political organizations looked into that try to get a non profit designation. It's done for one reason and one reason alone and that is so it doesn't have to designate where the money comes from and if you want the quickest rout to the destruction of democracy thats it. This is a national program by the right to do this in all aspects of politics , they definitely don't want to have to say where they get the money from and what these contributors get in return. and the people that give to the corporate party puts capitalism before democracy. They have to be watched.

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luzhishenMay. 19, 1312:24 AM

They should double-check all of them or, better yet, get rid of the category entirely. Or, just rename them the "Let Oligarchs and Interest Groups Have More Influence Than Normal People" groups.

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dogmanMay. 19, 1312:38 AM

"No doubt such a claim may gain traction with the more suggestible faction of conservative voters" -- hey.. they fell for her story about FEMA internment camps for republicans.

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