"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Do you even know what a 501 (c) 4 is?
501(c)(4) organizations may inform the public on controversial subjects and attempt to influence legislation relevant to its program and, unlike 501(c)(3) organizations, they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as its primary activity is the promotion of social welfare.
2) If that's the case, then the applications should have been outright denied and the orginizations advised as to what route they should take in setting up their orgizinational tax status. However, that didn't happen. Did it? AND, it only happened to Right Wing groups. And...AND...the scrutiny stopped after the election.
There's no evidence that this was a legitimate investigation of NFP's, to make sure they were in compliance.
part of the cost of goods sold of our government.
Any reduction in that cost would help the economy.
As it stands now the money is extracted from the system with a law of diminishing returns.
Every time a dollar cycles through the government, only change comes back.
I know if there were no IRS (say a federal sales tax), Many people would have to find
something else to do.