Tuesday, May 14, 2013

IRS Targeted Tea "Party," why?..."Party" refers to a political group and not a social welfare organization. Dead giveaway.

Here's the first take on the IRS targeting teatard organizations. The IRS apparently didn't know how to interpret the rules after the torrent of applications came in after the Citizens United decision. Even more interesting is Lawrence O'Donnell's look at the original law regarding regulation of tax exempt groups. But more of that later:

Here's O'Donnell's fascinating take on the actual law for 501 (c) (4)'s. The IRS's interpretation changed "exclusively" to "primarily," a confusing and broad application, which resulted in the problem we're seeing now. The original language:
"Social Welfare organizations;  Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated EXCLUSIVELY for the promotion of social welfare." 
Ironic that tea party mobs would ever allow themselves to be called "social welfare" groups. I might keep that in mind the next time they shout something about socialism or welfare.

It would be smart if someone in the administration saw this and ran with it. It would cancel out every one of these groups' tax exempt status immediately...no more problems:

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