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More IRS dirt: Lerner conveniently ignored union political expenditure

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There’s so much going on with foreign relations and national security, but we cannot take our eyes off the scandalous actions of the Obama administration here at home. In just another example of the duplicitous hypocrisy of the progressive socialist Left, as reported by The Daily Caller; “The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service Tea Party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. In 2007, Lerner responded directly to a complaint that some major labor unions reported completely different amounts of political expenditures when filing with the IRS and the Department of Labor. At the time of the email, Lerner was the Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS.”

We recently reported on the nefarious actions going on in Wisconsin attacking Governor Scott Walker, and there is hardly any there, there. We’ve seen the Travis County DA pursuing Texas Governor Rick Perry. However, we continue to hear from the Left and their media accomplices — if they do even cover the story — that House GOP and conservatives are barking up a bare tree in the case of an the IRS scandal. One can only imagine if the shoe were on the other foot.

Lerner, who is receiving a six-figure, taxpayer-funded pension, as she thumbs her nose at the American taxpayer while pleading the Fifth, wrote: “We looked at the information you provided regarding organizations that report substantial amounts of political activity and lobbying expenditures on the DOL Form LM-2, but report little to no political expenditures on the Form 990 filed with the IRS. We believe this difference in reporting does not necessarily indicate that the organization has incorrectly reported to either the DOL (Department of Labor) or the IRS.”

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The Daily Caller Reports, “In 2006, the year leading up to Lerner’s email, the national headquarters for the AFL-CIO reported no direct or indirect political expenditures with the IRS on their 990 form, leaving the line 81a blank. That same year, the AFL-CIO reported $29,585,661 in political activities with the Department of Labor. Additionally, in 2006 the Teamsters Union reported no political expenditures with the IRS, while at the same time reporting $7,081,965 with the Labor Department. Again in 2006, Unite-Here reported no political activity with the IRS and $1,451,002 with the Labor Department. In 2005, the National Education Association reported no political expenditures with the IRS, while at the same time reporting $24,985,250 with the Labor Department. Labor union political spending overwhelmingly benefits Democrats.”

In case you don’t remember, 2006 was a big midterm election year for the Democrats as they sought to win back the House and Senate for George W. Bush’s last two years — and they were successful. Could you imagine if the GOP were doing such a thing right now? Anyway, this all goes to show Lerner did indeed act as a partisan at an agency that should NEVER act in a partisan manner.

And it lends even more credibility to the charge that Lerner continued to act in a partisan manner in another critical election period, benefitting the 2011-2012 election cycle for Obama and the Democrat party. Naturally, the progressive socialist apologists will say what happened in 2006 has no connection to today — way wrong. These facts create a pattern of behavior and demonstrate Ms. Lerner to be politically partisan, rather than an objective servant of the government.

According to the Daily Caller, “Lerner acknowledged in the 2007 email: “The definition of political campaign activity required to be reported on Form LM2 coincides with the definition of political campaign activity expenditures required to be reported on Form 990.” However, she later stated, “Having said that, we did see some instances that raised concerns and we referred that information to our Dallas office to determine whether examination is warranted.” It doesn’t appear any further investigation was conducted.

Will we ever get to the bottom of what happened in the IRS targeting scandal? Obviously not, because there’s another hard core progressive socialist partisan in a critical Obama administration position, Attorney General Eric Holder, who is proud to be an activist — as he has often stated.

So, will they get away with it? Unfortunately it seems yes — to a point. But my fellow Americans, we will have the final say in November of this year. If you want to stop the corruption and collusion of government agencies under the Obama administration and its political actions, you have a chance. If not, then Lois Lerner and others — who we’ll probably learn about later — will become BFFs on your taxpayer dollar.

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