And both sides do it, but not to the same extent. Conservatives accounted for 90% of non-disclosed donor spending in 2010, and 85% in 2012. In contrast Liberals accounted for 8% and 11% respectively.
2012 Outside Spending, by Group | OpenSecrets
yupSalem Witch Trials
DOJ opens criminal probe into IRS - The Hill
Lynch: There Will be Special Prosecutor and 'Hell to Pay' If IRS Keeps Stonewalling | CNS News
you can say that againthey wait for their Determination Letter
It Didn't End In 2012
another white house lie, why so many?The American Center for Law and Justice, headed by chief counsel Jay Sekulow, plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands of the nation’s tax authority continued long past the White House’s purported end date — and, for a number of them, continues still. Of the 27 organizations the ACLJ has represented to date, ten still have not received approval, two years after applying. Two others gave up.
Says Sekulow, “Without question, the IRS misconduct of harassing and abusing our clients was still in high gear from May 2012 through May of this year. . . . To suggest this tactic ended a year ago is not only offensive, but it is simply inaccurate as well.”
But the ACLJ is not the only entity still fighting unfair treatment. True the Vote, a nonprofit founded to train poll workers to detect and report voter fraud, filed suit against the IRS in federal court on Tuesday. Nearly three years after filing for tax-exempt status, True the Vote is still waiting for IRS approval. During that period, the group’s founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, a member of the Houston tea-party group King Street Patriots, saw her family’s manufacturing firm audited by the IRS and visited by OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.
Cleta Mitchell, the attorney representing True the Vote, says, “The IRS would have everyone believe that ‘all that was stopped in 2012.’ That is not true. Many, many organizations’ applications are still locked within the IRS.
And Mitchell, like Sekulow, has evidence that many of the “dozens, if not hundreds” of conservative groups still waiting for approval received additional reams of invasive questions in the fall of 2012 and later. Both Mitchell and the ACLJ have made some of those letters available — letters that requested not just tax-related information but board-meeting minutes, lists of issues important to the organization, social-media posts, employees’ résumés, even the details of content taught in groups’ workshops and seminars.
some more than othersThe problem with groups with a substantial political focus is they are questionable for 501(c)(4) status
Organizing for Action raises $4.8 million in first quarter - Los Angeles Times
why did nancy marks' internal audit, presented to steven miller on may 3, 2012, report "significant problems" and "substantial bias?"After launching in mid-January, the group was buffeted by sharp criticism for forming as a social welfare organization under section 501(c)4 of the tax code, which allows it to conceal its donors and accept unlimited sums. A plan to solicit $500,000 from wealthy donors and fund-raisers to be part of an advisory council that would meet quarterly with Obama fueled the controversy.
AP: Obama to speak to Organizing for Action summitmany liberal groups are actually social welfare groups first with a political component second
$50,000 per plate---that must be some mighty delicious social welfare
Last edited by The Prof; 05-27-13 at 10:45 AM.
LOL!to manipulate the paranoid
is eric holder paranoid?
The search criteria should be balanced. However, it's not a balanced problem. 85-90% of non-disclosed political was by conservative groups. If the groups being investigating are not 85-90% conservative, then the investigation is biased.
that's only half of itthe words "Tea", "Party", "Patriots", and "912" are the most likely words to indicate excess political activity
USAToday: IRS gave liberals a pass; Tea Party groups put on hold
why would anyone want to STOP the investigation?In the 27 months that the Internal Revenue Service put a hold on all Tea Party applications for non-profit status, it approved applications from similar liberal groups, a USA TODAY review of IRS data shows.
As applications from conservative groups sat in limbo, groups with obviously liberal names were approved in as little as nine months. With names including words like "Progress" or "Progressive," these groups applied for the same tax status and were engaged in the same kinds of activities as the conservative groups.
what are they trying to hide?
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Oh, they're also the second highest spending Liberal 501(c)(4) group.