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The IRS targeted conservative organizations to suppress their ability to collect money as charity organizations. Without adequate funding, conservative groups were less effective at educating voters on basic political topics. Progressive charity organizations were given special consideration in being granted charity status. This dichotomy biased the 2010 and 2012 elections by suppressing the conservative vote while simultaneously assisting progressive voices.
The facts of the matter become even more dire when one considers the power and money of unions on the political left. It has become clear that the anti-Tea Party IRS union (National Treasury Employees Union) was the vehicle used by the President to “punish opponents” in this targeting scandal.
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“For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House
March 31, 2010.
According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.
The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:
Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30
In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”
The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America.
The US immigration bill, which is awaiting passage by the Senate, will reduce the American budgetary deficit by $175 billion in 10 years, an independent Congressional report has said.
The Congressional Budget Office, in its report, said the bill, if passed by the Congress in its present form and signed into a law, will save $197 billion in 10 years.
The report subtracts implementation cost of the bill, which is expected to stand around $22 billion.
The bill, the CBO report says, will decrease the deficit by an additional $700 billion in another ten years.
“This report is a huge momentum boost for immigration reforms. This debunks the idea that immigration reform is anything other than a boon to our economy, and robs the bill’s opponents of one of their last remaining arguments,” said Senator Chuck Schumer.
“We have more proof that bipartisan commonsense immigration reform will be good for economic growth and deficit reduction, this time in the form of a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimate,” White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, said in a statement.
The CBO estimates come close on the heels of a recent analysis by the independent Social Security Administration’s Chief Actuary last month that the immigration bill will strengthen the long-term solvency of social security for future generations, Carney noted.