Or, what would you call it?
- Enemies lists
- Directed malfeasance in processing non-profit applications
- Harassment of opposition applicants
- Excessive tax status for their propagandist non-profits
- Collaborating with fellow Marxofascist non-profit political operations, as if they were a part of their regime
- Leaking of opposition donors to their own non-profit ops
I call it just another part of The Soft War on authentic America and the rights of its sovereign Citizenry.
The following piece demonstrates good reporting, but appealing to the criminal enemy of America for the investigations of its own readily apparent crimes?
It does call for a congressional election, however. And how is John Boehner’s House working out for us, in that department? They seem compromised, do they not?
Be sure to read this from its top to it’s bottom at Fox News.
Hans von Spakovsky
senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
May 21, 2012
Richard Nixon ordered the IRS to conduct tax audits of those on his infamous “Enemies List.” Now, a spate of investigations and leaks coming out of President Obama’s IRS raises concerns that this administration may also be using the power of the nation’s most feared agency to silence its political opponents.
Today, more than six dozen grassroots citizens groups seeking to gain 501(c)(4)—and in some cases 501(c)(3)–tax status today find themselves facing unexpectedly invasive investigations and onerous procedural hurdles. All these groups have received non-profit recognition at the state level. Yet their requests for IRS recognition have been left in bureaucratic limbo for months—in some cases, for more than two years.
Now they are being told to complete long and tortuous questionnaires seeking proprietary, irrelevant and sensitive information such as names and addresses of donors, as well as detailed descriptions of every event the group had held in the past year and transcripts of the remarks of all speakers.
The targets of these investigations have one thing in common: they are exclusively conservative or Tea Party-affiliated organizations. Moreover, the invasive tactics arose shortly after seven liberal senators, including Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), wrote a letter to the IRS claiming the groups were running afoul of their tax-exempt status.