Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Adjust your expectations - If you're an avid MSNBC viewer, this report may surprise you.  If you're a Fox News viewer, not so much.  Hit & Run: "The Treasury's Inspector General Just Released a Damning Report About the IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups."  Yawn.


The Sanity Inspector said...

This would be the same IRS that used to partner with ACORN.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean, used to?

Eternal vigilance!

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg News: IRS Sent Same Letter to Democrats That Fed Tea Party Row

The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on at least three Democratic-leaning organizations seeking nonprofit status.

One of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its donors and pay some taxes. None of the Republican groups have said their applications were rejected.

...The decision was a surprise because four of Emerge America’s affiliates and its main headquarters already had been approved as nonprofits.

...“These problems will continue as long as there is an absence of clear and enforceable rules,” [Senator Ron] Wyden told reporters yesterday. “In the absence of clear and enforceable rules the bureaucracy pretty much makes it up as they go along.”