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Jim Morin

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    the Mad Hatter at the T party. I like the dormouse best.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Again, although I like marginalizing the tea party as much as the next guy, the law is the law. I don’t like it, but as long as it’s the law, tea party groups should have no more (and no less) scrutiny than any other group.

    A lot of tax “cheating” is perfectly legal. This is the true problem. But we can depend on Congress to fix the tax system by plugging loopholes; they said they would.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I keep seeing this theme of “cheating on taxes” used to justify denying or delaying 501c4 classification. I have yet to figure out how you can cheat on something that you’re not yet classified as being able to cheat on.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago


    It was cheating to apply for 501c4 status, because you are not supposed to use that status for political organizations. The Tea Party organizations were almost entirely about politics. But that’s not what most people think of when they say “cheating on taxes.”

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    The problem, motive, is that you can’t prove the application of a proposed organization was falsified until an audit of the organization’s finances and activities which can occur only after its 501c4 designation. At that time you can revoke its status as a 501c4. It makes me think of the movie, “The Minority Report”.

  6. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    It is not that they are or are not doing anything wrong. it is that instead of doing places like churches that are not suppose to give campain donation they are only targeting group that are republican and it should be both groups

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago


    But that’s not what the laws actually say or allow. Tea Party groups weren’t “cheating” by applying for that status.

    Keep spinning this anyway you want, the reality is still that the IRS harassed and persecuted people who hadn’t done anything illegal for absolutely NO REASON other than their political views. And you’re defending that, you’re defending political oppression of people simply because you don’t agree with them.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    “…. because you are not supposed to use that status for political organizations.”

    Yet, from IRS publication 557, page 51, on 501c4 regulations, “…it can obtain exemption even if it participates legally in some political activity on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office.” The choosing of the word “some” by the IRS was unfortunate (or maybe intentional).

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  9. Himari Noihara

    Himari Noihara said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, I don’t say this often, but this cartoon, while still partisan hackery, has an excellent point. The Tea Party is essentially built on the idea of not paying taxes. Why SHOULDN’T the IRS watch them a lot more closely?

  10. Davit_O

    Davit_O GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Fair Tax. Enough said.

    BTW, all of those who wrongly state a Fair Tax would hurt the poor, I can prove to you that the Fair Tax would put the equivalent of 20 paychecks back into the pockets of people making less than the average household income.

  11. wayne30523

    wayne30523 said, over 3 years ago

    Guess the libs are afraid some of thesse Tea Party groups would get approved and then, Like Media Matters, the IRS would fail or refuse to audit and revoke designation because of purely vitriolic political actions. I doubt anyone ever thought about the IRS not auditing these entities. The cartoonist sparks conversation, but only because he takes a baseless hyper-partisan position.

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Pink, there is no need to tip any money when you go to a restaurant as they already are getting paid

    That said, while you fumble about paying the debt, but more unfortunate the interest piles up.

  13. robert  tinsley

    robert tinsley said, over 3 years ago

    “Reverse the table we have a Republican President and the IRS targeting Liberal Groups” It has already happened. Bush administration targeted the NAACP’s tax status

  14. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 3 years ago

    An argument on crutches.

    I like that image!

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “You have a bunch of middle management IRS agents, trying to enforce unclear laws, not much of a scandle.”

    It would be no scandal at all if the criteria they used was for all applicants; however, from the IRS IG’s report, Appendix VI, Timeline of Written Criteria for Identifying Potential Political Cases, page 30:

    March-April 2010
    The Determinations Unit began searching for other requests for tax exemption involving the Tea Party, Patriots, 9/12, and I.R.C. § 501©(4) applications involving political sounding names, e.g., “We the People” or “Take Back the Country.”
    July 2010
    Determinations Unit management requested its specialists to be on the
    lookout for Tea Party applications.
    August 2010
    First BOLO listing issued with criteria listed as “…various local
    organizations in the Tea Party movement…applying for exemption under
    501©(3) or 501©(4).”

    A probable attempt at circumventing the Fourteenth Amendment is pretty serious.

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