IRS Asked Conservative Group For Reading List – Conservative Group Sent Them a Constitution

The Obama IRS asked an Ohio Tea Party group “American Patriots Against Government Excess” for a reading list.
US Flag and Constitution of the United States of America

So they sent the IRS a US Constitution.
The Blaze reported:

When Internal Revenue Service agents decided to target conservative groups with “unnecessary” information requests, they probably weren’t expecting Marion Bower, an Ohio woman who in 2010 founded her own Tea Party group.

“I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things,” the 68-year-old founder of American Patriots against Government Excess told ABC News Tuesday. “They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

Yes, when applying for the group’s tax-exempt status, the IRS actually asked her for information regarding the books she and her colleagues read.

“They wanted a synopsis of all the books we read,” she said. “I thought, I don’t have time to write a book report. You can read them for yourselves.”

So she sent the IRS official handling her tax-exempt request in Cincinnati a copy of “The Five Thousand Year Leap” (a Glenn Beck favorite) and a paperback version of the United States Constitution.

“Bower, 68, said she did not want to cause trouble or be argumentative with the IRS, so she patiently responded to their questions about her group,” ABC News notes.

“Her group’s request was granted in March 2012, about two years after they originally applied,” the report continues.

The Ohio woman said the IRS’ demands, which included requests for agenda and minutes of their regular meetings, were absurd.


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