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Subject:  Re: Lamest scheme ever Date:  5/17/2013  3:34 PM
Author:  xLife Number:  1878059 of 2088567

They're not correct to ask for additional information. The IRS is not permitted to single anyone out for having a particular ideology.

Those are two different things. They're right to ask groups with political names whether they're primarily social welfare or political in their activities. They're wrong to do it only to one kind of political group, but not others. (An unanswered question here is whether they received many applications from Democrat-aligned groups. If 99% of the political-flavored applications were from tea party groups, you'd expect them to receive the most scrutiny.)

It is worth noting that no one from the Administration has argued that this type of differntiation based on the name "Tea Party" was defensible. It is not. It was wrong.

And I agree. That's not how they're supposed to do it.

It was harmful to