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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
It was the Karl Rove's group "Crossroads" and other multi million dollar laundering organizations like the Heritage Inst. that were filing tax exempt that the IRS were investigating!!!!!
This year, there were 3400 of them applying for same tax exempt status, and it set off red flags.
Political groups that are paying the leaders multi million dollar salaries.
and which means that our tax dollars are helping subsidize the Republican Campaign machine


Oh, and rong is outraged!!, along with all the other right wing morons,
they should be able to funnel all the dark money they Want to help elect their candidates, more than $500 million and still be tax exempt, right?

You will hear a rebuttal by Obama soon, telling us the truth of what's going on, and the IRS did the right thing into trying to shut it down.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Just remove the tax exempt status from everything, especially churches.
They're just a different type of PAC, right?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Tax exempt status should be highly regulated and be above board
there are some efforts that deserve it, but when it comes to politics, it should never be allowed
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 13, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
who the heck is wally?
lichen scrubbing goggles
lichen scrubbing goggles
Credit: kennyt
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
THOUSANDS OF APPLICATIONS

Each year the IRS reviews as many as 60,000 applications from groups ranging from charities to labor unions that want to be classified as tax-exempt. "Social welfare" groups dedicated to the general good can be tax-exempt under tax law 501(c)4.

These groups do not have to disclose the identities of their donors and they can spend money on advertising for general issues, but they may not endorse specific candidates or parties.

The U.S. Supreme Court's January 2010 "Citizens United" ruling unleashed a torrent of new political spending and 501(c)4 groups became a popular conduit for some of it, on both ends of the political spectrum, but especially for conservatives.

The number of applications sent to the IRS by groups seeking 501(c)4 status rose to 3,400 in 2012 from 1,500 in 2010. As money poured into 501(c)4 groups, campaign finance activists began to raise questions and demanded a crackdown by the IRS.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-usa-tax-irs-criteria-idUSBRE94C03N20130513
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
When did the targeting of Tea Party groups begin? When did it end?

A: According to a timeline compiled by independent IRS investigators, the IRS first began searching for Tea Party-related groups in March 2010. The policy underwent several revisions through 2011 and 2012 and now involves only organizations with "indicators of significant amounts of political campaign intervention.


from USA todahttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/13/irs-tea-party-scandal-explained/2156009/y.^^^^\\\\
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Well, now we demolished both of rong's BS outrages for the day
what's the next fake outrage for us to take down
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
youve demolished nothing doc..

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/13/irs-tea-party-scandal-explained/2156009/
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
20 years in the future dude

I just thought that you picked some significant character as your avatar,
Like the Fish, and with is Dennis the Menace (with dirt smeared on his face) avatar
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 13, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
I don't understand why the applications for non-profit status of overtly political organizations shouldn't be subjected to greater scrutiny?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
when they only target one political affiliation? Think about that..
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
RONG

They watch all political groups
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 13, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
The IRS targets every political affiliation in America, Ron. Pay your taxes, leeches. You don't get something for nothing!
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 13, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
I don't know that they did target one affiliation or whether or not conservative groups included language in their applications that was more easily identifiable as political.

Anyway, it looks like low level employee stuff and no applications were actually denied (probably the real scandal) so it's just a bunch of butt hurt bloviating anyway.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
you bet they WATCH them all doc,, but went AFTER conservative groups..
Bharata

Mountain climber
Pune
May 13, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Why do the socialist scumbags here feel happy for this criminal misuse of government power to repress people with opposing political views?

Disgusting.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 13, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
you bet they WATCH them all doc,, but went AFTER conservative groups..

and they did, because after Citizens United ruling there was an explosion of new groups applying for tax exempt status, these groups were quickly set up, their purpose was purely political, and YES the very well known "nature" of the "conservative" groups is to avoid paying taxes.

This perks the interest of the IRS, whose job it is to make sure that political groups are properly classified as taxable or not, and so the IRS used key buzz words in their computers in order to YES make sure all legal setups are done right.

Was this WRONG of the IRS? Well, the IRS did not think so because they have always used key words in their computers to "target" certain people and certain types of companies for closer examination in order to insure proper payment of taxes.

Personally, I think it was wrong of the IRS to do this, to be that aggressive, but it should also be pointed out that no person, group or company has anything to "fear" from the IRS looking at it, as long as they are following the law and comply with the regulations.

If they are not, then yes, they do have reason to fear. As they should.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Why do the socialist scumbags here feel happy for this criminal misuse of government power to repress people with opposing political views?
What socialist scumbags?
link please
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 13, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
christ

those tea party groups were NOT be "suppressed" for their political "views"

they were targeted by the IRS purely to get them properly code per the regulations as either a tax paying or not tax paying entity

and it is probably NOT helpful when those groups make it a loud point to say in their handouts that they "oppose government' and "oppose paying taxes'

kind of dumb to draw such attention to oneself
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 13, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
so i guess there were no new liberal groups pulling the same right? They of course not having key words like patriot or tea party in their names. A private person just interviewed on the Tom Sullivan show told of their audit due to supporting a candidate who didnt even win. They simply made a contribution and whammo. walks like a duck, talks like a duck..m r uh duck.

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