TIGTA Report Implies A Lot, Proves Little, About Bias at the IRS

TIGTA Report Implies A Lot, Proves Little, About Bias at the IRS

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's report that is at the center of the current firestorm over potential political bias at the IRS... examined the names of... 296 [501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)] organizations] and found that 98 of them had either "Tea Party", "Patriots," or "9/12 Project" as part of their name...

What does this... tell [us] about political bias at the IRS? Not much, really..

... Looking at the make-up of groups selected tells us nothing about bias unless we know the make-up of the group from which they were selected.

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