Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:17 am
If you goose-step to the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, all the wing-nut wonks, and especially Darrell Issa (R-CA), you know that Barack Obama colluded with the government of Kenya, The Socialist, Communist and Nazi parties, the devil, and IRS agents to single out Tea Party groups, a conspiracy to deprive them of their rights. If course, if you goose step in that company, everything else you think you know is just as wrong. Here is the ultimate proof.
One simple fix will end this, a change in the wording that again will indicate that all 501c3 applications must prove they are for charity work only. Any goal beyond charity work should immediately disqualify them and cause a repayment of all back taxes.
We do not get a tax exemption for donations to PAC and Super Pac's why should they have exemptions for money collected or spent?
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:04 am
I keep getting more ashamed that Issa is from CA. Thankfully even others in the GOP want the outside review of ethics in the House to address what he doesn't and to implode his unfounded witch hunts and voted in 2012 overwhelmingly to continue that funding.
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:52 am
No group should be given tax exempt status that does not do charitable work. Right wing, left wing, up or down wing. This would include all "grassroots organizations". Make it a law and make it stick. Fine, jail time and repay all taxes if violated.
Churches of any sort be required to teach religion and no political. This would be ALL religions. No exceptions.
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:29 pm
Wow..my 'ditto' to all of the above comments. ..and a round of applause on top of it for that of Winn Adams. We must start somewhere and where our problems for the majority of them began should be it in my opinion and that's what makes Winn's comment so very important in my opinion.
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:02 pm
The tax law has always said "exclusively." It was the IRS which unilaterally changed their guidelines to say "primarily" which started this whole problem, And on whose watch was that?
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:40 pm
I still feel the IRS works for us, whether they target conservative, liberal or any group. That practice should not occur. Each application should be treated with the same care and diligence. They were targeted groups. That is truth. For whatever reason they give for it, it should not occur.
I agree that tax exempt status should only be considered for those who truly work for the social well being of Americans. No religious institutions, no political groups, no groups who involve themselves in the elections of anyone.
I do think there is a bigger issue here and it is that this agency has gone rogue with their spending habits. Spending habits that take hard earned tax dollars from those who truly need it. No more unsupervised credit cards, no more bonuses while all others are on hold, no more targeting of anyone. No more videos and super conferences.
That is our money they are spending and it is unforgivable.
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:44 am
TomCat, it seems they do have the resources if spent correctly. Maybe their budget wasn't slashed enough.
This agency is too powerful, hurts many individuals and small businesses who do not stand a chance against it. If a taxpayer were to make an error do you think they show any leniency or do you think they just keep tacking on penalties and interest to a point that you will never escape their grip.
I resent their spending out tax money foolishly, especially in these hard times.
To me this is not a matter of who is sitting in the White House. It is a matter of an agency that is funded and supported by our hard earned dollars, who has pretty much unlimited power, gone rogue.