1). Who wrote the BOLO and why
2). Why was the criteria changed back and by whom?
3). What should the IRS have actually done with these groups?
4). Why did Lerner fail to disclose that this report was going out when she testified to the Senate?
5). Why did the IRS detonate a scandal that was factually more benign?
6). Is the IRS underfunded?
6). What can we do to fix it?
But where is the investigation going? Who knew about the OIG report in the WhiteHouse when. What does that have to do with anything? Unless there's some evidence that this comes from the Whitehouse (of which there's none), why are we wasting time investigating it? Investigations should not be political cudgels. I mean, why not investigate if Boehner planted this whole thing as a false flag operation? Investigate where the facts take us, not these silly partisan goose chases.
1) Lerner is taking the fifth---she knows.
2) Lerner is taking the fifth....
3) As I posted earlier, the kind of investigation they are conducting takes longer than one that determines just what they need.
4) In all likelihood, because shes guilty as hell.
5) Because its not benign, thats kind of the point.
6) Dont give a ****.
7) We cant do anything, congress can change the law. The IRS can make its investigations more politically neutral. The IRS can fire everyone involved with this operation and they probably should.
They don't need to change the law, they just need to enforce what's on the books now.. 501c4 organizations must be entirely dedicated to social welfare. Entirely is different than 51%
You need to get it through your head that what you want to be the law doesnt excuse politically motivated scrutiny, despite how that scrutiny originates. Just because it fits your political agenda doesnt make it right under the law.
To be operated exclusively to promote social welfare, an organization must operate primarily to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community (such as by bringing about civic betterment and social improvements). For example, an organization that restricts the use of its facilities to employees of selected corporations and their guests is primarily benefiting a private group rather than the community and, therefore, does not qualify as a section 501(c)(4) organization. Similarly, an organization formed to represent member-tenants of an apartment complex does not qualify, because its activities benefit the member-tenants and not all tenants in the community, while an organization formed to promote the legal rights of all tenants in a particular community may qualify under section 501(c)(4) as a social welfare organization. An organization is not operated primarily for the promotion of social welfare if its primary activity is operating a social club for the benefit, pleasure or recreation of its members, or is carrying on a business with the general public in a manner similar to organizations operated for profit.
Social Welfare Organizations
It's a pretty sad state of things if you think that furthering the common good and general welfare of the community is an inherently liberal endeavour.