IRS unfairly targets conservative groups

steven 2012/04/16 22:55:43

It appears the Infernal Retinue Circus has decided to target conservative groups, particularly Tea Party groups, and demand they provide some of the most ridiculous things in the impossbly short period of time, to justify their request to be considered 501 (c) (4) non-profit status groups. Now, the IRS knows these groups are not for profit, unless it is to profit all of us by fighting socialism and regaining our liberties. That does not stop the IRS from obeying the command of their puppetmasters, however. You might want to consider just what future consequences might be incurred by letting them get away with this. Today the conservatives; tomorrow everyone. Check the video on the page and also the comments at the end of the link page. Two examples:

"IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman..... “The notion that we're targeting anyone, I think, is off because, you know, these people are going through an application process that they voluntarily decide to do that isn't required under the law,”........ if the paperwork isn't required by law, tell Shulman and the IRS to stick it up their backsides."

"I'm amazed this Muslim terrorist in the White House is getting away with terrorism from within. Who needs planes or suicide bombers when you can get enough stupid people to vote for someone in America named Hussein, and all of the agencies who were supposed to protect your from terrorism, don't see the one they're working under."


Tea Party Launches Group to Combat IRS

(CNSNews.com) – Saying President Barack Obama is “targeting the Tea Party” and using the “IRS as a weapon,” Tea Party activists Wednesday launched a coalition to combat the federal government agency’s burdensome and onerous interrogation of conservative groups to determine if they should receive tax exempt status.

Speaking at the National Press Club, two Tea Party group leaders announced the formation of the Liberty Defense Foundation, which will assist grassroots organizations in fending off long questionnaires from the IRS when filing for 501 (c) (4) non-profit status.

“I really wish I didn’t have to be here,” said Eric Wilson, director of the Kentucky 9/12 Project. “I don’t mind coming to D.C. to visit but I don’t want to be doing a press conference for the reasons I’m having to do it, because the truth is, Obama’s IRS is targeting local Tea Party, liberty groups and ordinary citizens. And that’s the reason we have to fight back.”

Wilson said his organization and hundreds of others have received letters from the IRS requesting thousands of pages of information about their activities, with a two-week deadline to respond.

“They’re trying to bury us in time, trying to bury us in paperwork, and they are making us use up resources we don’t have, especially small local organizations and small groups,” he said, referring to an IRS questionnaire with 88 inquiries. “And they’re doing this during a critical election year. This is not by accident. This is coordinated and this is targeted.”

Toby Marie Walker, president of the Waco (Texas) Tea Party, said the IRS demanded every Facebook, Twitter and social media post released by her organization over a two-and-a-half year period, as well as lists of any information about politicians the group is associated with and transcripts for their daily radio show broadcasts. Wilson said one organization had to provide “book reports” of every book recommended or read by their group.

“Tea Parties and 9/12 groups, liberty groups around the country are small,” Walker said. “Some of the groups have 20, 30, 40, 50 members, others have a couple thousand. But this is a David and Goliath fight. The IRS has unlimited resources and manpower to try to silence us. We have very limited funds and very limited human resource ability.”

“None of us wanted to form a new [501] (c) (4) to protect [501] (c) (4)’s,” she said of the new Liberty Defense Foundation. “That’s just ridiculous.”

The IRS grants tax-exempt status through its 501 (c) (4) designation for groups not organized for profit and whose exclusive operation is to promote social welfare. Unlike 501 (c) (3) organizations, 501 (c) (4)’s can engage in political activity, endorse candidates and donate to campaigns.

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said last month testifying before a congressional panel that the IRS is conducting its usual examination process for 501 (c) (4) applicants to determine tax-exempt status, and is not targeting the TEA Party.

“The notion that we're targeting anyone, I think, is off because, you know, these people are going through an application process that they voluntarily decide to do that isn't required under the law,” he told a House Appropriations subcommittee on March 21.

Wilson and Walker said that of the 1,700 applications for 501 (c) (4) status in 2010, 1,400 were approved. Of the remaining 300 awaiting approval, half are groups related to the Tea Party that have received the same scrutiny as the Waco Tea Party and Kentucky 9/12 Project.

During the press conference the activists promoted the Liberty Defense Foundation as a resource for like-minded groups. The organization will provide assistance in finding attorneys and accountants, help make travel arrangements, and provide “rally kits” with flyers, signs, talking points and a recommended speech for Tea Party gatherings.

The group is also aligning with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) for legal representation.

“We want to shine a light of what’s going on,” Wilson said. “We want to tell the general public that we’re being attacked, the Obama administration is using an arm of the government to go after ordinary citizens.”

“These are your neighbors, these are the people who are meeting locally and getting together and want to have a voice,” he added. “That voice is being attacked and that voice is trying to be taken away.”

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  • ray 2012/04/16 23:14:33
    The IRS is hiring 4000 new agents , the audits and pressure against Americans is going to be coming on hard .
    Progressive / liberals will get a cursory or token review.

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  • TheTruth1313 2012/04/17 06:59:10
    Hmmmmmmmm. Wonder if this has something to do with a certain lying socialist named Obama and the way he constantly abuses his power as liar in chief to hamper all those(and there are many) that realize just how much of an abject failure Obama is. Hmmmmmmmmm
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/04/17 06:54:43
  • Someone Else 2012/04/17 02:54:04
    Someone Else
    They'll get their just rewards very soon
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/04/17 02:30:34
    What do you think Marxists with the IRS power will do.
  • steven jackola... 2012/04/18 01:53:47
    Graduated income tax is a plank of the Communist Manifesto.
  • Adam 2012/04/17 02:06:47
    I'm telling you we may be at war by the end of this year.
  • no1badboy56 2012/04/17 00:53:51
    Book, pamphlets etc, that's a information gathering mission on the irs' part. Obama's administration wants to know so they can combat it.
  • steven no1badb... 2012/04/18 01:55:21
    Yep. Best thing to do is ignore them and don't apply for any status whatsoever. Informal gatherings aren't corporations.
  • TuringsChild 2012/04/17 00:05:22
    Remember the uproar when Nixon gave HIS enemies list to the IRS?
    Oh, right. That pesky double standard! I keep forgetting. :p
  • steven Turings... 2012/04/18 01:57:08
    Nope. I agree with you. Besides, the IRS is not a federal agency, but a Puerto Rico corporation with no jurisdiction outside P.R.
  • Theresa 2012/04/16 23:58:01
    What do you expect with this regime? They have enemy lists!
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/16 23:47:42
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Obama and his thuggery at work.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/16 23:43:46
    GREAT. Now, where are those 450 million hollow point bullets?
  • Turings... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/17 00:06:18
    Don't worry, they'll be coming to a neighborhood near you. Soon.
  • steven Turings... 2012/04/18 01:58:03
    A military coup, perhaps?
  • steven ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/18 01:58:20
    A military coup?
  • ed 2012/04/16 23:41:27
    the IRS is doing what they are told to do by this administration.
  • steven ed 2012/04/18 01:59:14
    Above that even. All part of the Communist Manifesto--graduated income tax is one of the planks.
  • bigfoot 2012/04/16 23:37:09 (edited)
    Not nearly enough.every RWNJ--------Religious Right Organization should have its TAX -EXEMPT Status Removed.there is a fine line line between Anti-American Hate Speech ,spoken from the pulpit of Church Doctrine and Free American Constitution Protected Freedom of Speech.consider this.Simplistic thinking.Who Wins?Profit Driven Business producing huge money profits versus Religious Beliefs?are religious beliefs set aside if Dancing on Sunday,100 proof liquor, Gambling,Condoms,Sanitary paper products can be sold on Sunday? in my opinion History proves the answer is YES! in the minds of the RWNJs.end of discussion.

  • 3052457 bigfoot 2012/04/17 00:13:42
  • bigfoot 3052457 2012/04/17 21:50:55
    O.K. ! I will leave the subject there until you respond further.I appreciate your Honesty.please don't forget me.this is about learning.not about winning a brief debate of a minor subject.have a good evening my friend.
  • steven bigfoot 2012/04/18 02:01:09
    That's good to hear, because past experience has shown me that you only wnated to beat down a right winger.
  • bigfoot steven 2012/04/18 22:49:18
    Steven You are Absolutely Right.and here are a few reasons:I don't like Bullies,Liars,People who refuse to acknowledge Facts,Accept Responsibility for their Failures,Believe they are Superior in Every way to others because of Skin Color and Wealth,Use Religion,Flag,Patriotism to further their Political Power and Wealth,Blame All their Unscrupulous Behavior on others,Believe Guns have more Value than a Persons Health,disrespect the Office and the President of the United States,Threaten Violence whenever they don't get their way,Place Power,Wealth,Political Party and Philosophy over the Good of the Country and People.when I identify Soda Heads who Fit that Description,Which is the Profile of a RWNJ,I cannot control myself.I must respond in the Strongest Terms I can muster.for they in Truth are the Enemy of Everything America stands for.Now if you feel obligated to Defend them be prepared for my response.History Will Repeat Itself.
  • wtw 2012/04/16 23:17:05
    Communist Obama and his propaganda machine and Brown Shirt tactics but the liberal leftist will defend this until it is to late!
  • steven wtw 2012/04/18 02:01:57
    They will become fodder for the cannons and mortar for the jails their comrades will share.
  • bigfoot steven 2012/04/18 22:57:38
    HA!HA!HA!HA!......just keep in mind cannons also shoot in your direction.it is laughable to read the comments of all you Toy Soldiers.there are Two Wars going on that can use you.and if your fellow RWNJs have their way All of You can Play Soldier in Iran.where the Prey Shoot Back.that is if you don't Talk them to death first.communist bullets kill too.
  • ray 2012/04/16 23:14:33
    The IRS is hiring 4000 new agents , the audits and pressure against Americans is going to be coming on hard .
    Progressive / liberals will get a cursory or token review.
  • steven ray 2012/04/18 02:02:42 (edited)
    Let's all register as dems then. No need to give them fair warning. Would they do the same for us? Besides, that would screw them up when they try to redistrict. Might be really fun after all.
  • ray steven 2012/04/18 09:59:30
    The Idea has merit !
    Imagine the Democratic Tea Party Caucus showing up at the conventions .

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