Email reveals Lois Lerner ignored political expenditures by unions


The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

In 2007, Lerner responded directly to a complaint that some major labor unions reported completely different amounts of political expenditures when filing with the IRS and the Department of Labor.

At the time of the email, Lerner was the Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS.

Lerner wrote, “We looked at the information you provided regarding organizations that report substantial amounts of political activity and lobbying expenditures on the DOL Form LM-2, but report little to no political expenditures on the Form 990 filed with the IRS.”

“We believe this difference in reporting does not necessarily indicate that the organization has incorrectly reported to either the DOL or the IRS,” Lerner concluded.

Don Todd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) at the time the email was sent, confirmed seeing Lerner’s email and remembering similar complaints at the time. OLMS oversees labor union financial disclosures within the Department of Labor.

“The laws never been enforced,” Todd told TheDCNF. “The IRS was telling us it would cost more to enforce the law then they would collect.”



7 Comments on Email reveals Lois Lerner ignored political expenditures by unions

  1. Lerner should be tried and executed.

    She abused her office, aided and abetted enemies of the United States, and lied about it.

    If you want to stop corruption, make it a capital offense.

  2. Please make the next Lois Lerner post with this headline:

    “Lois Lerner Found Guilty On All Counts, Judge Gives Maximum Sentence”

    Nothing else about her is worth posting, except maybe her obituary. Anything else just makes us madder than an Obama golf game.

  3. Just contact the Bent Noses through Hildabeest and tell them Lerner cheated the “familia” most of any group….they will handle the wrap up.

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