Posted - 7/1/2012 12:54:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
to gain a polital advantage by siccing the IRS on conservative tax exempt political groups.
These kinds of actions always remind me of what I heard at the 1968 Democrat convention in Chicago. I've forgotten by now who said but the words are as clear in my mind as they were when they were spoken:
"Oh, we HAVE to be more equal...we represent the little guys."
And Democrats are still trying to be "more equai."
Posted - 7/1/2012 1:22:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
You were at the Democratic Party convention in Chicago? What was your role there?
Posted - 7/1/2012 1:59:37 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'm not going to help you
take the focus off of what I posted.
Democrats are trying to gain an undeserved political advantage by siccing the IRS on conservative tax exempt political groups.
Posted - 7/1/2012 2:41:01 PM | show profile | flag this post
So, you're starting out
under another false premise, most propably a lie, and definitely another 'I hate Obama conspiracy theory'.
Since WHEN did the Democrats control the IRS?? That'll come as great shock to the IRS, among other people.
The problem is as obvious as it is simple. Ever since Citizens United, we've had this massive influx of outside money hiding under the provisions. On BOTH sides. Your source: "The Internal Revenue Service is signaling that it will increase its scrutiny of tax-exempt political organizations, which are becoming a force in elections by raising tens of millions of dollars from undisclosed donors."
Did you see "Party" mentioned there? Bothe sides deserve scrutiny--but the worst has to be Karl Rove. "Karl Rove's GOP-boosting Crossroads GPS and similar organizations are violating their tax-exempt status by spending too much money promoting a party agenda and candidates." "Organizations are granted tax-exempt status only if they promote a benefit to the community."
Rove isn't doing that. He's promoting Romney. "Crossroads - which alongside its Super PAC sister plans to spend up to $300 million on the November elections - has drawn criticism for releasing video ads that Democrats say are more political than educational. One recent Crossroads ad featured an image of Obama and said, "Obama says spend more. We need jobs, not more Washington insider deals."
Tell me how that's not anti-Obama--and how it's "promote a benefit to the community."
This will NOT be settled by the election, the wheels move to slow. Your citation says that, and so does this one;
IF the IRS was doing this under a Romney Administration, there would be the same outrage...right???
Posted - 7/1/2012 2:46:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
Party (or political philosophy) was mentioned
throughout the article. Once again...as always...you're engaging in purposeful distortion, trying to alibi Democrats.
Posted - 7/1/2012 3:38:33 PM | show profile | flag this post
Would you please
do something about your reading comprehension? Take your meds, change your eye prescription--something.
"Party (or political philosophy) was mentioned throughout the article." I know that. No reason for the insults (which you never ever do).
What I did was quote the sentence which was THE main point of the enitre article: "The Internal Revenue Service is signaling that it will increase its scrutiny of tax-exempt political organizations, which are becoming a force in elections by raising tens of millions of dollars from undisclosed donors."
NO mention of which party, any party, whatsoever. "tax-exempt political organizations". And that should be done IMO. The SuperPac money has gotten out of hand on both sides.
But you just HAVE to see a conspiracy somewhere, somehow. Now it's Democrats "siccing the IRS" on poor "conservative tax exempt political groups". Aw. Gee. What's next? Secret Chicago Style Thugs disrupting a Romney campaign rally by creating crop circles the nigh before??? Gangs of roving Kenyan ex-ACORN operatives planting Mormon Bibles in Florida churches???
Get. A. Life.