Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    According to the MSNBS crowd this “IRS thing” is just a couple clumsy agents in Cincinnati that made a few mistakes. Riiiiight…..

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 2 years ago

    I hope this lawsuit opens the teabaggers up to discovery. The reaction ought to be good, glass houses and all.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 2 years ago

    Wonderful, another waste of taxpayer monies for frivolous litigation.

  4. blackash

    blackash said, over 2 years ago

    If this were a Republican administration and the groups being denied tax exempt status were left wing you would be crying bloody murder.

    You are a hypocrite.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Not a mistake ReFlex. I would refer you to the Treasury IG’s report, The Determinations Unit Used Inappropriate Criteria to Identify Potential Political Cases – Page 5 and Appendix VII – Comprehensive Timeline of Events – Page 31.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    MSNBC reporters must not have read the Treasury IG’s report either.

  7. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 2 years ago

    @blackash

    Leftist groups seem to have been the only groups that were actually denied tax exempt status. The teabaggers were only delayed.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    In Fiscal Year 2012, 70 percent of all closed applications for tax-exempt status were approved during an initial review with little or no additional information from the organizations. I’m curious as to what organizations and if the same criteria was used to reject or delay their applications as those labeled with “Patriot”, "Constitution, etc.

  9. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 2 years ago

    Why would we debate it, you clearly do not understand what tax exempt status means or what the qualifications to achieve it are.

  10. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Would that be the “Great Unwashed Army”?

  11. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @blackash

    Right!

  12. UM5

    UM5 said, over 2 years ago

    As I understand it political activity is prohibited for 501 © organizations. Therefore If an organization named “the Left wing of the Democracy for all Party” applied for a tax exempt status I would expect it to receive more scrutiny than an organization named “Aid for the Incredibly Stupid”

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    ReFlex-76 said, about 9 hours ago @ConserveGov
    “According to the MSNBS crowd this “IRS thing” is just a couple clumsy agents in Cincinnati that made a few mistakes. "
    - More like overwhelmed, and looking for a shortcut.
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    The IRS, “overwhelmed” by a flood of applications after the USSC ruling that opened the door to political groups free speech tax exemption, SURE THEY DID, instead of doing the normal work of quickly approving the exemption (as they did with Liberal groups) made the workload bigger and heavier by requiring information never required before and taking months and years to check, some 2010 applications are still not approved, with no fault of the conservatives who applied!
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    I wish I had swampland to sell you Liberal gullibles.

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    According to what I have read, any group whose primary purpose is to “educate the public” can apply and get tax exempt status. The TP claims to educate the masses.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @UM5

    501c4’s are permitted political activity, but it is supposed to be an ancillary activity to their function as a social welfare group. (IRS Publication 557, page 51 (Rev. October 2011))

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