You said in response to a quip about the scrutiny being race based, rather than ideological.
"...Yes, if the IRS applied more scrutiny to applications for non-profit status on the basis of one's race, people would be pissed.
And rightfully so."
So, clearly you think one form of discrimination is wrong, but another is acceptable. I can't express how wrong, and dangerous that thinking is among todays radical liberals.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Of course, scrutinizing someone's application for non-profit status because they're black would be wrong in most any case. One's racial makeup has is no indication of whether or not they're trying to game the system and become a non-profit despite the primary motive of their organization being political in nature.
In the right circumstances, you could apply more scrutiny to left-leaning organizations provided certain evidence was presented that could justify such an approach. This isn't a right-versus-left deal, this is a "too stupid to understand why the IRS might apply more scrutiny to Tea Baggers during the last election cycle versus informed, non-hysterical lot who don't get panicky and weepy and actually look at things with some degree of rational thought".
IF PACs in general are the problem then PACs in general should have been investigated.
If you wan't to talk about the two party system I advise you to start your own thread. This one is about the IRS under the Democrats targeting people based on their political ideology, and then lying about it, or refusing to testify by taking the fifth.
Oh, you brought up 2 left wing orginizations that QUALIFIED FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS.
The applications went to Cincinnati. Cincinnati did the superficial investigation, approving all but 298 of 4510 applications in two years. This is were Tea Party, Patriot and 912 were used to identify political groups. Those 298 applications were investigated by a special committee in Washington et al. The committee sent out unnecessary requests to groups, less than half of which were Conservative.
I get that you really have no idea what you are discussing. First, PACs are a different organization, with different tax law and different laws. You cannot operate a tax exempt, no donor list PAC. What several groups tried to do was get a tax exempt, no public donor list PAC. That is prohibited. Hence why the IRS went after these groups. PACs are free to operate as they want under the PAC rules.IF PACs in general are the problem then PACs in general should have been investigated.
You just demonstrated you have absolutely no understanding of this topic at all.
A long time ago. I also brought them up as examples of where the Republicans had no reasonable basis for scrutiny. Yet where has anyone screaming scandal said anything about them? You won't ever criticize the Bush administration for going after groups for no reason other than their dislike of the groups.Oh, you brought up 2 left wing orginizations that QUALIFIED FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS.
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