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The conservative groups targeted by the IRS are getting a chance to shed their side of the story and hearing on Capitol Hill very -- -- live from Washington with the latest chapter in the saga rich.
A good afternoon actually about a half dozen conservative organizations detailed what they went through and applying.
For tax exempt status discussing.
How much information the Internal Revenue Service and repeatedly asked over years applying for tax exempt status for two in some cases three years others were still waiting.
For their tax exempt status -- whether to be confirmed or denied.
By the Internal Revenue Service -- a number of Democrats for questioning on the committee as to whether or not some of these these groups actually deserve.
Tax exempt status.
We ought to stop.
Interpretation from 1959.
That invites people to the raise vast sums of money.
And keep it secret.
And to engage in political activity and some of that I think.
Not necessarily promoting this social welfare of our country.
Everybody -- play by the same rules.
It's your kind of statements that had an empowered.
IRS agents to make determinations.
About which organizations.
Qualify for the public good and which do not.
So this is the first of two IRS hearings were getting on Capitol Hill this week the next ones and a couple of days and it deals with a report that came out just a couple of hours ago.
About Internal Revenue Service spending.
On conferences some 220 conference's costing 49.
Million dollars check out the details.
Just from one conference the IRS put on.
In Anaheim California cost four point one million dollars and there were no assurances that it didn't cost more than that -- was money that was supposed to go.
To hiring additional enforcement employees also included 50000 dollars on video the IRS could explain specifically where that money went.
Dollars on fifteen outside speakers including seventeen grand for a keynote speaker.
Whose presentation included painting portraits of six famous people also 64000.
Dollars in gifts.
And house oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Looks into that issue the day after tomorrow -- --
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