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Open Thread - 5/13/2013

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, IRS, republicans, democrats, ethics, lies, hypocrites )

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Lynn S (235)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:02 am
Will Republicans order investigations into voter fraud and suppression? They are especially adept at that and get their knickers in such a twist over calls for investigation.

The I.R.S. has been under pressure from Democrats and campaign finance watchdogs for some time to crack down on abuse of the 501(c)4 tax exemption, which is supposed to go to organizations primarily promoting “social welfare” but which is routinely granted to overt political advocacy groups with little or no social welfare work.

There seem to be a lot of these ultra conservative "social welfare" groups run by the likes of Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, and others that really are nothing more than campaign finance and tax scams for the political right. "Social welfare" and ultra conservatives is a total non sequitur.

… again revised to “political action-type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement,” criteria broad enough to ensnare liberal organizations as well but seemingly still honed in on the Tea Party.

It would also seem that liberal groups were also included, although perhaps not at the same rates. Such scrutiny by the IRS must truly be non partisan. After all, taxes are not a partisan matter, although the non tax paying issue does seem to be more associated with the Republican/Teabaggers and the elite 1%.

P A (117)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:19 am
Poor TC! No water and still coughing – and the coughing hurts and the leg hurts too – poor chap! Still praying for you and visualising the new flat (sorry, apartment)! I do hope the doctors get it right this time(!).

I do agree that if any Democrats are trying to behave like the Repuglicons and be sneaky they must be stopped as well. God bless those seven US Attorneys who refused to file bogus charges against Democratic candidates just before the election!

roxy H (350)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:22 pm
comment posted Lynn hugs

Genoveva M (328)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:23 am
Thanks Lynn, Noted
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