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Matt Bors

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hey they’re trying to destroy the president for the ‘social welfare’.

  2. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 2 years ago

    Actually, it wasn’t “just a questionnaire”.
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    For example, the Tea Party branch out of Waco (Texas) was told to:
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    1. Turn over a list of everyone who donated to them over a certain period.
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    2. Produce a list indicating the topic and guests for every last episode of every last radio show they hosted over the past two years.
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    The first is a major invasion of privacy, and the latter is a snipe hunt for any organization that wasn’t keeping tabs since day one.

  3. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 2 years ago

    Matt, I’ve never been a fan of the tea party. But doing the wrong thing to a group you don’t like is still doing the wrong thing. If it had happened to both conservative and liberal groups I would shrug and say “meh”. But the IRS came out and said it was wrong. They f’ed up, they know it, there will be an investigation, and I hope responsibility will be taken by the appropriate people.

  4. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    OK, the IRS screwed up in targeting primarily (so it seems at the present) tea party and similar conservative groups. But we’ve heard virtually nothing about what, if anything, those investigations have discovered about the legitimacy of their claiming tax-exempt status. Was this really a fruitless witchhunt, or did the IRS find that some of these groups were falsely filing for 501©(4) tax-exempt status?

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 2 years ago

    @apfelzra

    From what I’ve seen, a best-case scenario is that someone was ham-handedly attempting to enforce the regulations, while a worst-case scenario is that someone with a political axe to grind specifically targeted certain organizations.
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    However, given that a religious group was specifically asked if they had ever picketed Planned Parenthood, I’m leaning more towards the latter being the case.
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    Either way, no evidence has surfaced to suggest that the additional scrutiny actually caught anyone falsely seeking protection.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Nice redirection, but the real scandal is the huge amounts spent on buying elections,courtesy of the Citizens United Supreme Snort decision. 24hour,seven days a week the Republican smear machines are fabricating! Even against their own party, Rov and company, are ripping up Republican moderates. The republican party has become a farce of itself

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Get rid of the 501 tax exemption altogether for political entities.

  8. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, about 2 years ago

    Oh no white folks are getting profiled, oh the humanity!

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    “Actually, it wasn’t “just a questionnaire”.
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    For example, the Tea Party branch out of Waco (Texas) was told to:
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    1. Turn over a list of everyone who donated to them over a certain period.
    []
    2. Produce a list indicating the topic and guests for every last episode of every last radio show they hosted over the past two years.
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    The first is a major invasion of privacy, and the latter is a snipe hunt for any organization that wasn’t keeping tabs since day one.”
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    How should the IRS go about finding out if an organization applying for tax favored status is a political organization?

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    The helium supply is important! It keeps costs for blimps and zeppelins down!

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Again, caricature. Whether the people depicted directly, or those depicted by having their views depicted are to be insulted, or enlightened if they so desire, is entirely up to the person enjoying the gift of the artist. It is enjoyably hilarious from either side, really.

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    Helium has industrial uses, and the government’s recent attempts to liquidate it drove prices so artificially low that the market couldn’t correct itself when the supply finally began to contract. The end result is that we’re actually now facing regional helium shortages.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @apfelzra

    I don’t think you can prove a 501c4 violation until after you’ve become a 501c4. Being found guilty before the fact is an uncomfortable thing to think about.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    “….a religious group was specifically asked if they had ever picketed Planned Parenthood,…”

    If that question was asked, i’d say that the IRS was definitely out of line. There is nothing illegal about picketing Planned Parenthood.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    NO PAC should be able to avoid taxes, and the majority of the groups “targeted” WERE and ARE Political Action Committees, NOT, 501C4 organizations.


    No group should be targeted because of their political leanings, but that never stopped Nixon, Reagan, GHW, or “W” in their sicking the IRS on folks. BTW, the guy who started this mess was a “W” appointee, not an Obama appointee, but hey, don’t let the facts confuse the issue.

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