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IRS Commissioner Steven Miller Resigns After IRS Delays Tax Exemption for Tea Party Conservatives

Updated on October 22, 2013

IRS Made Conservatives Wait Years for Tax Exemption

The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for giving organizations tax exemption status, but it is accused of abusing that role. CNN reported that the IRS delayed the tax exemption applications of many tea party conservatives. As a result, the IRS commissioner, Steven Miller, resigned last night.

Michelle Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus held a news conference today saying that more information need to be gathered.

“We need to know what the White House knew and when they knew it," she said.

She also said that President Obama should be impeached if the White House was involved in any way: "Why aren’t you impeaching the president, he has been making unconstitutional actions since he came into office?"

Some organizations waited many years to avoid paying for taxes.

President Obama said that he would ensure this would never happen again, but House Speaker Boehner wants someone to go to jail over the IRS abuse.

“Who’s going to jail over this scandal?” he told reporters.

“There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax exempt status,” he said. “I think we need to know who they are and whether they violated the law. Clearly someone violated the law.”

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      Miler was a temporary appointment for a year. He was going to be out on the street in a few weeks anyway. A hollow event from a hollow president.

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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      Do you think President Obama should be impeached like Michelle Bachmann suggested if he is involved?

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      Let's change the name to "Bush" under the same circumstances and see what the media says about impeachment.

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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      I think they would say the same thing. They wanted Clinton impeached for his affair.

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      I think you're confused. and need to work on your history. The media was in such a bag for clinton that a working Time magazine journalist could get away with saying,

      ""I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs." -- Nina Burleigh, July 1998 during the Clinton impeachment saga.

      And besides, your comment about his "affair" shows that you are lacking in knowledge of the events. He was impeached for lying to Congress. You may not like that, and you may claim that it was only about his "affair" but as a journalist you owe it to the readers to be honest and correct -- and not to change history to the way "it should be."

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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      That's only one person. I was in Washington D.C. during the scandal and in middle school on a class trip and the street vendors tried to sell us shirts and other things for his impeachment. The media called the scandals plaguing the Obama administration as "worse than Watergate."

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      One person very symptomatic of the times. (no pun intended).

      I don't recall four people in any embassy being killed during Watergate. Perhaps my memory is failing me.

      And if you meant Clinton instead of Obama, then I still don't remember any bodies littering up Ft. Marcy Park during Watergate. Or women coming forward with rape stories against Mr. Nixon. Or people losing millions of dollars in land scandals. Or hundreds of men, women and children dying at the hands of the FBI.

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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      That is exactly the reason they want Obama impeached. The IRS is one scandal, but the Benghazi is also another one that they want him impeached for.

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