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Main Stream Media - Bias - Bet Your Sweet AssWASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer government thugs to harass conservative organizations and citizens, finally protecting their already ravaged civil rights from this corrupt government bureaucracy.

Both of these introductions to a news story concerning a cut to the IRS budget would be true. But which one would be biased? Answer, both.

Main Stream Media - Associated Press LogoWhich one was actually written and published by the Associated Press. 🙂 As if the question even needs to be asked…

THIS is the state of journalism in this nation. This is the Associated Press.

Before closing let’s give the left-wing “journalists”, Andrew Taylor, credit for this steaming pile of journalism . Ohh, and “writer” Stephen Ohlemacher contributed.

Liberal Media Bias? You Bet Your Sweet Ass!

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Government - IRS AuditThe Internal Revenue Service just admitted that it (illegally) flagged conservative political groups (generally those that included the words “tea party” or “patriot”) for persecution (my words not theirs) in 2012.

But don’t worry the IRS also assured us these decisions were made by lower level flunkies and “was not motivated by political bias”. This information comes to us from Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.

[Really? Then exactly what in her opinion was this motivated by… the flunkies dislike of Oolong and Earl Grey? The very statement is preposterous and shows that the upper division rulers of the IRS don’t take this seriously and don’t consider this a problem. I’m not saying that the high level guys were involved and made these political decisions; but someone on some level did AND did so based on politics. I’ll be honest… I want to see the pikes that currently support their heads. That might, MIGHT, be enough to dissuade me from wanting the heads of two or three levels of management that didn’t keep proper track and control of these internal IRS criminals.]

Am I asking for too much? At least there is an admission of “guilt”. Back in March 2012, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress “There’s absolutely no targeting. (based on political views) This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people” [A lie or complete ignorance… I tend to suspect a lie which by the way would also be a felony.]

Today we find out…

“That was wrong. (targeting based on political views) That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That’s not how we go about selecting cases for further review.” — Lois Lerner, IRS Division Head

[Apparently, that is EXACTLY how you go about selecting cases for further review. The questions are 1) Are the people who decided to do this still at the IRS 2) If yes, why? 3) If no, when can we expect prosecution?]

“The IRS would like to apologize for that.” — Lois Lerner, IRS Division Head

[Ms. Lerner proves her leftist leanings by her words and attitude. She’s like a Hollywood dope head admitting she was drunk and high when she ran over the cop, nun, and three kids. Admit you have a problem, apologize (no remorse required or expressed), Imply others share blame, but also say you take “full responsibility” and… Your debt is paid… further consequences are inconceivable…]

I have a different scenario in mind. [If comes from a scene in the classic 1980 movie Flash Gordon]

Senator Ted Cruz: And now the apology from IRS.

Lois Lerner: We, the people of the IRS have discovered that we lied to you last year. More specifically we discovered that you could probably prove that we lied so we’re copping a plea that some flunkies did it and accept full responsibility. We’re sorry.

Senator Cruz: We prize nothing more highly. And tell us, how great is your remorse for what your flunkies did?

Lois Lerner: Without measure.

Senator Texas Lynn: We are delighted to hear it. Fall on your sword… Show us this remorse. Throw yourself onto your sword.

[Of course I placed myself and Senator Cruz in the role of the villains in this particular movie but I’m OK with that. My point is the career, leftist, bureaucratic bastards at the IRS have told us they aren’t going to do crap concerning this problem and I’m ready for heads (figuratively), lots of heads, to roll. Let’s start with Lois Lerner.]

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