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Jim Morin

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Morin is a bold faced Liar!
    President Obama said it was wrong for The IRS to Target Conservative Groups.
    Reverse the table we have a Republican President and the IRS targeting Liberal Groups, Morin would be drawing how evil the Republican President was and calling for their impeachment

  5. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @mikefive,
    Well, I would say it boils down to applying for a tax exemption KNOWING FULL WELL that a political party DOES NOT QUALIFY for such in the first place; and then making a lot of noise about being questioned as to that application, calling the perfectly proper investigation of the attempt at FRAUD a “scandal”.


    That’s on a par with trying to buy the “check book”, or teacher’s “answer key” to a test, CHEATING!!!!!


    But of course, that’s just my opinion.

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I’d do no breath holding while the tea party and conservatives are in power.
    BY rights, NO ONE should be exempt from taxes , including the churches…and I am thinking about including “charity”..
    When one gives to “charity”, how much of that money goes to those who are in need…???
    In other words, only true and real charity should qualify….with zero money involved in the process, for so-called administrators..

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 10 months ago

    There should be NO exemptions for anyone to even ask for..

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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!

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 10 months 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.”

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months 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”.

  11. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months 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

  13. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, 10 months 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.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months 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.:

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

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

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