Judge Orders IRS To Pay Targeted Tea Party Groups… But Doesn’t Have To Admit Guilt
So instead of making the Obama officials who targeted hundreds of tea party groups pay any kind of penalty, they put it on the taxpayers. Not good enough. Those involved must pay with fines and jail time. Barack Obama and Lois Lerner should be paying this, not the US taxpayers.
Under the Obama regime, the IRS was made a political weapon. The FBI was weaponized for the same uses. The CIA as well, along with many other government agencies. All with the sole purpose of keeping the Democrats in power and destroying the United States.
A judge this week approved a settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, in which the federal agency agreed to pay out $3.5 million, reports said.
The conservative groups were the subjects of illegal and unwarranted scrutiny by the federal agency for political purposes, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
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“It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid,” said Edward Greim, a lawyer who led the class-action case in federal court in Cincinnati, according to the Washington Times.
The tea party groups received a “sincere apology” from the IRS, and the government agreed to a declaratory judgment that “it is wrong” to scrutinize a tax return because of a taxpayer’s name or political philosophy, the report said.
“I’m not frankly aware of any other class-action lawsuit against the IRS for anything where the IRS paid money,” Mark Meckler, who as president of Citizens for Self Governance funded the class-action challenge, previously told the Times when the settlement was submitted for final approval a few weeks ago. More