The new rules were drafted by Lois Lerner, enough said.
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Republicans on Capitol Hill are pushing back against new IRS rules that would silence and freeze conservatives out of the political process. In response to the IRS targeting scandal, IRS officials have come up with new rules that would prohibit scores of conservative tea party groups from participating in activities like handing out voter guides, voter registration drives and other activity IRS officially classify as “political.” The new rules were drafted by Lois Lerner, the former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS in the middle of the controversy. After pleading the Fifth in front of Congress and taking paid leave over the summer, Lerner has now retired on the tax payer dime. Republicans are doing everything they can to delay the implementation of those rules.