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IRS Scandals and Double Standards… Where was the outrage when it was Greenpeace?
By May 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

IRS Scandals and Double Standards… Where was the outrage when it was Greenpeace?

Everyone is talking about the Obama administration and the Cincinnati Office of the IRS targeting groups for audits and for illegal scrutiny due to their political orientations… Strangely, however, when it was liberal groups being targeted, conservatives were NOT speaking up. Moreover, most were championing the illegal targeting of groups like the NAACP, PETA and […]

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Should 501(c)(4)’s Be Eliminated?
By May 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Should 501(c)(4)’s Be Eliminated?

INTRODUCTION Susan Walsh/Associated Press The Internal Revenue Service has been harshly criticized for singling out conservative organizations when it investigated which groups were legitimately applying for 501(c)(4) status, which makes them tax exempt, keeps donors confidential and allows some political activity. But should the 501(c)(4) status even exist? Should nonprofits be allowed any political activity? Recently, organizations exempt from […]

Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too
By May 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too

Outgoing acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steve Miller (right) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George are sworn before a full House Ways and Means Committee hearing Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images by BRIAN NAYLOR The IRS was in the hot seat Friday, with its outgoing acting commissioner testifying before a House committee. A […]

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Joe Scarborough Wrote Letters to Bush to Get the NAACP Audited
By May 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Joe Scarborough Wrote Letters to Bush to Get the NAACP Audited

Joe Scarborough (Credit: AP) This week, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough joined the chorus of those decrying the IRS for targeting Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny in applying for nonprofit status. “You can’t allow the government to tread on political speech,” Scarborough said. “The Internal Revenue Service — the taxman — to go after their political beliefs. […]

When the IRS targeted liberals…
By May 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

When the IRS targeted liberals…

The following article is presented to frame the context of the IRS-targeting of conservative Tea Party and Right Wing Israeli groups seeking tax-exempt status. While these actions are far from justified and we should all stand against them, it should be clear that many political groups do exploit 501(c)3 status for essentially political aims. Moreover, […]

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