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Number of claims went up, not down[edit]

Because the IG report allocates the numbers by fiscal year. Reallocating the numbers to a calendar-year basis, there was an upsurge by calendar year and 2010 (post ruling) there was more filings than 2009:

2009: 1745
2010: 1865
2011: 2540

Not one Tea Party application was approved by the IRS for 27 months between 2010 and 2012[edit]

<i>USA Today</i>'s reporting (and your repeating it again) was factually wrong in making this statement and when I pointed out that several Tea Party groups were approved within that time period and even stated the name of a Tea Party group (Indiana Armstrong Patriots) which was approved at the end of February 2011. This was pointed out <u><a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/i-r-s-approved-dozens-of-tea-party-groups-following-congressional-scrutiny/">several weeks ago</a></u> in the <i>New York Times</i>.

Furthermore you are aware of this, because I pointed out to repeatedly that the <i>USA Today</i> article is factually wrong and cited the <i>New York Times</i> article which mentioned several groups, one by name which were approved within that time period.

Please stop posting things you know are factually untrue.



USA Today's reporting (and your repeating it again) was factually wrong in making this statement and when I pointed out that several Tea Party groups were approved within that time period and even stated the name of a Tea Party group (Indiana Armstrong Patriots) which was approved at the end of February 2011. This was written about two-weeks ago in the New York Times.

Please stop posting things you know are factually untrue.

Fifth Amendment means guilty[edit]

Perjury trap[edit]

LIMBAUGH: It’s a perjury trap. A lot of this stuff is just being set up for perjury traps. That’s why they want Rove and Harriet Miers under oath on this whole issue. So, the lawyer says that the obvious lack of impartiality of the Senate and conclusions already reached make anybody, especially Monica Goodling’s testimony, perilous here. He’s wise to have her plead the Fifth. Now, what do you think about this, though, Matt? The Fifth Amendment is what it is. It’s certainly a constitutional right. But most people think, “A-ha! A-ha! Fifth Amendment! A-ha, a-ha! Guilty! You’re afraid to go up and show it. You’re afraid to admit it.” You know that’s how people react to people who take the fifth.

Legal standing that 5th cannout construe guilt under the law[edit]

Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 609 (1965)

"CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA

Syllabus

Comment to the jury by a prosecutor in a state criminal trial upon a defendant's failure to testify as to the matters which he can reasonably be expected to deny or explain because of facts within his knowledge or by the court that the defendant's silence under those circumstances evidences guilt violates the Self-Incrimination Clause of the Fifth Amendment of the Federal Constitution, as made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth, Malloy v. Hogan, 378 U. S. 1. 380 U. S. 610-615.

60 Cal.2d 182, 383 P.2d 432, reversed."

Past GOPers who plead the 5th[edit]

  • Oliver North and John M. Poindexter, national security aides to President Ronald Reagan, initially pleaded the Fifth during the Iran-Contra hearings in 1986.

North, a Marine lieutenant colonel, said lawyers advised him to "avail myself of the protections provided by that same Constitution that I have fought to support and defend."

North and Poindexter later testified in televised hearings under a deal that promised them limited immunity. That grant of immunity eventually would lead an appeals court to overturn their criminal convictions.

  • Governor Rick Scott (R) of Florida who plead the Fifth Amendment 75 times about his dealings as head of Columbia/HCA hospital chain.

Liberal groups targeted under Bush[edit]

Let me google that for you