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IRS reportedly admits wrongdoing, must pay $50K fine to National Organization for Marriage.

If true, the wider implications of this should be obvious…

Two years after activists for same-sex marriage obtained the confidential tax return and donor list of a national group opposed to redefining marriage, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to settle the resulting lawsuit.

The Daily Signal has learned that, under a consent judgment today, the IRS agreed to pay $50,000 in damages to the National Organization for Marriage as a result of the unlawful release of the confidential information to a gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, that is NOM’s chief political rival.

…but I’ll say them anyway: there is a pattern of lawless and hyper-partisan behavior going on at the IRS.  And it is perfectly legitimate to be suspicious of the organization.  There is apparently now a paper trail of the IRS doing bad things and getting caught at doing them. If Democratic partisans don’t like that, well, then maybe the Democratic party should take running the executive branch a little more seriously than it has done to date.

Just a thought.

Moe Lane

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