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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    this appears to say that she cut up the constitution. Sorry, the patriot act did that back after 9/11/2001.
    the freedom of speech, the freedom of having the privacy in our own homes, the freedom of speech and of ( peaceable ,assembly,( 2 years ago). and the police state in Boston after the marathon. 9,000 police after 1 suspect.
    She is not responsible for all that.
    Our government has been growing into a plutocracy, rapidly descending to greed and power hungry bankers.
    those top .01% are behind both parties, and both sides of any wars.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    So your entire response to this toon is that we are losing our freedoms?

    You do understand that people high up in our government(including Ms Lerner) specifically targeted groups of people simply because their views did not agree with the current administration, right?

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    they were looking at groups that were “social welfare” groups. that were claiming tax exempt status.
    I think they were suspicious that groups with “Tea party” and “Patriot” tend not to care about social welfare.
    Something about a clausee 501-3 VS clause 501-4.
    I don’t pretend to be real clear about IRS rules, but I did read something about that.
    I think this happened to liberals too, during a conservative administration over different things.
    it’s just how politics seems to work.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    I hope this will clarify this a little for you and others. It’s from IRS publication 557.

    Social welfare. To establish that your organization is organized exclusively to promote social welfare, you should submit evidence with your application showing that your organization will operate primarily to further (in some way) the common good and general welfare of the people of the community (such as by bringing about civic betterment and social improvements).

    However, later in another part of the 501c4 part they throw in this proviso:

    ….it can obtain exemption even if it participates legally in some political activity on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office.

    There is, of course, a lot more in the IRS’s definition of a 501c4. What’s posted are excerpts.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Good point. The IRS is one of the most effective tools the executive branch has to disrupt its critics. This particular scandal is fairly minor compared with ordering repeated intensive audits of anyone who was trying to start effective negative discussions of administration policies, a technique used by several of our best and most effective presidents to keep order (e.g., Nixon).


    Some say the IRS wasn’t really targeting anyone, but one group submitted an application with ‘patriot’ in the name of the group applying, was rejected, changed ‘patriot’ to ‘green’ in the name (keeping everything else identical) and was immediately approved, so they were just looking at the name of the group, not reading the actual applications. That’s targeting. But granting or not granting 501( c)3 status is not nearly as disruptive as repeated audits, showing that Obama is not nearly as hard-working and effective as Nixon was.

  6. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And after that snow-job testimony, what other fifths was she taking?

    My guess is that a fifth of gin was probably in there somewhere.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    She needs a 5th of Gin maybe.

  8. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    The people always lose “freedoms” due to “criminal” activity.
    Maybe the people should look into themselves, if they do not like this.

  9. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    NOT happy with the targeting, even against the tea baggers, even if their views are, in fact, anti-American..
    All so-called political actions groups should be taxed , both green, white, and black.

  10. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    Whoever thought that IRS and hero would ever be in the same sentence. ??
    I’d give serious thought to amending, if not eliminating the Fifth Amendment ..
    And NO political action group should be free of taxes !

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    A request to be a 501c3 or c4 is not a request to be a political action group.

  12. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @onguard

    Trying not to pay their fair share of taxes.

  13. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    I agree w/Wabbit, when the name declares political affiliation to a specific agenda, how can they claim social welfare? geez, that’s the IRS job! to scrutinize tax-exempt apps

  14. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Wabbit

    I agree w/Wabbit, when the name declares political affiliation to a specific agenda, how can they claim social welfare? geez, that’s the IRS job! to scrutinize tax-exempt apps

  15. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @SusanCraig,
    The hooker there is in the 2nd part of the material posted by “mikefive”; i.e. "exemption is possible even when there be participation LEGALLY in SOME political activity, etc. . . "


    The IRS does have the FULL RIGHT to investigate applicants for Tax Exemption, and, of course, to DENY such as well as to grant it. The current tempest in a tea-potty is simply the “sore-loser/sour-grapes” whines of a bunch who wouldn’t even begin TO ASK what part of “participation in political activity” might be deemed “LEGALLY acceptable,” much less ever try to be bothered with being in conformity with IRS rules and regulations to begin with.


    Those interested in current Tea-Potty nonsense might want to look up the issue of the Internet publication, “National Reporter”, a couple of days ago, where it details the arrogantly stubborn stupidity of the Tea Potty dominated Legislature in Louisiana.


    Rejecting the authority of the United States Constitution – while at one and the same time claiming to be “Constitutional” in their principles – the Louisiana Tea Potty has, so far, passed legislation:
    1. Requiring school texts to state that the KKK was made up of “respectable and upstanding citizens.”
    2. Allowing concealed weapons to be carried into places of worship, REGARDLESS of the objections of the particular religion concerning this.
    3. Nullifying ALL FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS on the sale, ownership, and use of assault rifles and ammunition magazines.
    4. Criminalizing abortion; with a penalty of 15 years in prison for any woman having one.
    5. Prohibiting any and all LGBT discrimination suits from being heard in Louisiana Courts, and ordering the immediate, and future, dismissal of any pending, or filed. And, then, going on to eliminate ALL RIGHTS of anyone, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, or Transgender in any form of workplace in the State


    Don’t believe me? Why not read it for yourself?


    And then, get the back issue on what is going on in North Carolina, as well?

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