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Jim Morin

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Um, FAIL! You just do not get it so now you are making things up. Can not deal with the issues so you have to pull an Obama, Saul Alinsky and smear the other guy with what ever warped interpretation you have.
    This strip is one big FAIL!

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    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.”

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    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”.

  7. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    It was cheating to apply for 501c4 status, because you are not supposed to use that status for political organizations.’
    And exactly how do you interpret that? Obama’s brother got one and was back dated. but a Pro Israel group, go to the back of the bus. Even if there mission has nothing to do with politics in the USA.
    Now watch this from Ryan and tell me why these two were delayed for over a year.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/paul-ryan-jim-mcdermott_n_3384538.html

  9. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    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.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    “…. 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).

    some
    [suhm; unstressed suhm] Show IPA
    adjective
    3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent.
    4. unspecified but considerable in number, amount, degree, etc.:

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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

  12. Himari Noihara

    Himari Noihara said, about 1 year 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?

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Radish said, 14 minutes ago
    You have a bunch of middle management IRS agents, trying to enforce unclear laws, not much of a scandle."
    Maybe you are right, i mean it is not like committed a federal crime they leaked donor list to the Obama elections committee,oh wait they did. It is not like the head of the IRS was at the white house all the time. It was just over a hundred times for an Easter egg roll. And what is up with only giving non liberal groups “bad customer service” everyone should have to write book reports and give up what they pray to.
    geeze

  14. Davit_O

    Davit_O GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

  15. wayne30523

    wayne30523 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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.

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