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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    What am I supposed to do with this information?
    Advocate for greater transparency/legal repercussions for abuses of power, and help keep a fire lit on the government's ass until they adequately address the issue. At the least, don't minimize and excuse alleged abuses of power on this scale as 'business as usual'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    This is why I just kind of nod whenever my INFJ sister starts saying something about what dicks the Republicans are being, because I know that agreement is what's expected of me. I'm supposed to reinforce group solidarity, not logically deconstruct statements.
    Yeah, I've always found those types of social pressures to be particularly annoying....especially among in-groups (like family and friends) where unanimity of belief on some political or social issue is not particularly relevant to the bond in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Just a reminder...

    Yeah but hang on, is it just me or do those things seem like really good ideas?

    It is just me isnt it?

    My day will come.

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    IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails

    Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

    “The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to Congressional inquiries. There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General.

    “Just a short time ago, Commissioner Koskinen promised to produce all Lerner documents. It appears now that was an empty promise. Frankly, these are the critical years of the targeting of conservative groups that could explain who knew what when, and what, if any, coordination there was between agencies. Instead, because of this loss of documents, we are conveniently left to believe that Lois Lerner acted alone. This failure of the IRS requires the White House, which promised to get to the bottom of this, to do an Administration-wide search and production of any emails to or from Lois Lerner. The Administration has repeatedly referred us back to the IRS for production of materials. It is clear that is wholly insufficient when it comes to determining the full scope of the violation of taxpayer rights.”

    Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. (R-LA) added, "In the course of the Committee's investigation, the Administration repeatedly claimed we were getting access to all relevant IRS documents. Only now - thirteen months into the investigation - the IRS reveals that key emails from the time of the targeting have been lost. And they bury that fact deep in an unrelated letter on a Friday afternoon. In that same letter, they urge Congress to end the investigations into IRS wrongdoing. This is not the transparency promised to the American people. If there is no smidgeon of corruption what is the Administration hiding?"

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