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Vulnerable Dems Want To Sic IRS On Opponents

From The Hill:

Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up

By Alexander Bolton | 02/13/14

Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly…

Which just shows how brazenly lawless the Democrats have become. How far they have descended into a third world, banana republic mentality.

They are… concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly…

Which has been Obama and the Democrats’ obsession since the Supreme Court’s ‘Citizens United’ ruling. Which, by the way, is now the ‘Law Of The Land.’ But Obama and the Democrats will do anything and everything in their power to circumvent it.

The Democrats want conservative donors to be punished by IRS audits and phony stockholder lawsuits and public demonstrations and boycotts. In fact, finding out the name of these donors was the motivating force behind the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups in the first place.

“If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska…

Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.” … Shaheen… could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) challenges her.

Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity…

Under new proposed regulations by the Treasury Department, the IRS would define voter registration, distributing voter guides and running ads that mention candidates as political activities. It also proposed setting a bright-line limit for what percentage of groups’ activity would be allowed to fall into the category of candidate-related political activity.

So what these Democrats are demanding is already happening.

If enacted, the regulations would, in effect, limit how much outside groups, such as Americans for Prosperity or League of Conservation Voters, could spend as a percentage of their budgets on the Senate races…

And never mind that every damn one of the Democrat’s ‘front groups’ is either a tax exempt 501c3 or a 501c4, or both. From MoveOn.org (501c3 and 501c4) to Code Pink (501c3) to the Center For American Progress (501c3 and 501c4) to Planned Parenthood (a 501c3).

Even Obama’s former campaign organization, Organizing For Action is a 501c4. And, of course, every single labor union is also tax exempt.

But never mind them. They are on the side of the angels. The IRS has to do something about the dangerous and all-powerful Americans for Prosperity and that evil League of Conservation Voters.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Vulnerable Dems Want To Sic IRS On Opponents”

  1. evansj42

    Par for the course. I hate to say it, but the republic is lost. We just don’t know it yet. We let this happen and now look where we are. ~We have no brains, and I must scream!

  2. Petronius

    Steve: “And never mind that every damn one of the Democrat’s ‘front groups’ is either a tax exempt 501c3 or a 501c4….”

    Not to mention the tax exempt status of black churches and mosques, practically every one of which is heavily engaged in Democrat Party politics.

  3. yadayada

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (D-OH) bemoaned, “We’re just not sure how to proceed on this particular subject.”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      If you wake up with a hole in your foot, check first to see whose hand the gun is in. If it’s in yours, think carefully about your next actions.


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