Stop trying to spin this nonsense and defending the actions of the IRS. EVERY APPLICATION requires more information. EVERY ONE OF THEM !!!!!
The IRS ADMITTED it went out of their way to target these groups and ask for MORE INFORMATION than is normally required.
Why did it happen and who told these "low level" folks to do it?
Let's see who's spinning...
70 percent of all closed applications for tax-exempt status were approved
during an initial review with little or no additional information from the organizations.
So.. your EVERYONE is complete nonsense and just spin.
The IG report states that 298 organizations were asked more questions because of possible political activity. Of those 298 organizations only 72 were targeted because they had Tea Party in their name. 24 others were targeted for names specified in a BOLO.
Of 2,051 applications that were not asked for additional info, the IG report estimates only 44 were not accurately identified as being possibly political.
Of 2,459 applications that were asked for additional info, 144 weren't accurately identified as being possibly political.
And finally this from the IG report....
We reviewed all 298 applications that had been identified as potential
political cases as of May 31, 2012. In the majority of cases, we agreed that the
applications submitted included indications of significant political campaign intervention.
I guess the facts don't matter if you don't like the reason for the targeting.