This didn’t get nearly enough coverage – after denying for years that they targeted tea party groups, the IRS had to pay out MILLIONS to those very groups after a judge ordered them to.
From Fox News:
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.
“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 srutinize a tax return because of a taxpayer’s name or political philosophy, the report said.
It looks like it was a historic settlement:
“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.
And yes, we realize this story is a little old but it didn’t get the proper coverage at the time, and we thought it was important to bring up given that liberals are now denying that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media corporations are targeting conservatives. They are the same liberals that denied the IRS was doing the exact same thing…
Well ya’ll have a nice open thread. Be good to each other.