"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)
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
I am not making excuses, I'm just thinking out loud. And in ignorance.
I am trying to become non-ignorant on the subject.
Why Tax Exempt Groups are a Political Minefield for the IRS - ABC News
To be sure, tax-exemption is one perk of receiving 501(c)4 status from the IRS, but the real reason the tax-exempt status has in recent years become a popular vehicle for groups that straddle the line between advocacy and politics is that the status allows them to do political work and keep their contributions hidden.
Ever since the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court ruling allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in political elections as long as they didn't coordinate their activities with campaigns or donate directly to candidates, groups seeking to influence elections but not disclose their donors have flocked to tax-exempt 501(c)4 organizations. The IRS said that applications for tax-exempt status shot up from 1,751 in 2009 to 3,357 in 2012.
I'm looking now and just saw the Justice Department complied with the 4th Amendment and had subpenas to investigate AP. Can't find what they we're actually looking for yet.
Last edited by Smeagol; 05-16-13 at 11:57 AM.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
The Benghazi cover up is likely to bring down Obama. Benghazi has revealed what many of us already knew, that Obama is incompetent and was derelict in his duties as Cn'C.
But the IRS going after conservatives is a more serious issue. And it reveals that Obama's supporters have no problem defecating on the Constitution.
I am interested to know more about the AP scandal, but I'm getting the impression that this just bad timing for the administration. Only the AP scandal could truly be 'Nixonian'.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
That's a neat trick. List three relevant investigations, each of which is a piece of the puzzle that shows what a corrupt and dishonest administration we have, dismiss another one as "history" and therefore aim to end up only having to explain one situation. I'm going to reject the premise and say we need to investigate all of them, and if it is later found that the BS testimony we have been getting turns out to be false then perjury charges need to be handed down and followed to conclusion. The attempts by the administration and their lapdogs to minimize these incidents should not be honored. This administration has a history of lying and being dismissive to anyone who disagrees, and in some cases using intimidation to silence opposition. I'm saying we shouldn't let it happen. Investigations need to continue until the truth is found and then anybody who tried to cover it up by lying needs to go to jail.