Hamilton is a turd. Professes his love of these idyllic cities of the Northeast, while laying around his computer and bitching about what we have here. Touts his admiration of urban transit and biking, when it's apparent to anyone looking at his pic that he couldn't bike to Krispy Kreme if they were giving donuts away. Writes diatribes in the Moultrie News about withholding Halloween candy from the neighborhood kids unless they bow down and profess their love of communist figures, thinly veiled as a Jeopardy style quiz show. And endorses (as well as sends his money and brainwashed children to) "a college" that once invited a Black Panther and convicted cop killer to give the commencement speech. You're a real winner, hammy. You should really look into taking your "talents" (whatever they may be) to Venezuela or Iran, where they'd be more appreciated. You, William J. Hamilton, are useless and a cancer on our area. The quicker you'd pack up and move to one of your Avatar-inspired wannabe socialist villages, the happier the rest of us will all be. Ignore everything this moron has (past and present) and will write. He has no credibility and is simply an idiotic sham.
Must be nice to have your father get you your job and then be elevated to one of the best jobs in DC with virtually no experience whatsoever in what you are doing.
Vic Rawl votes to complete I526, as Joe commanded, then City Planners scuttle Vic's plan to build on his John's Island property, then Joe tosses the planning commissions unanimous nay vote so Vic can build and make his fortune.
A sterling example of 'you scratch mine I'll scratch yours' - - political pay-off. Boss Hog politics is/are alive and well here in Charleston. What! No Sled investigation - - - yet ?
"will stand along their coastlines in solidarity".......rotflmbo!
I hope they will all walk, hand in hand, for thirty minutes, due east.
Wow. Who knew that the IRS had so many fans?
Our tax code is so massive that it is not possible for a plurality of Americans to file their own tax returns. Is that what we want? Is that the best we can do?
Should anyone be surprised that an administration would use political power to leverage the regulatory power of the IRS against their political enemies? FDR and Nixon did it. So has Obama. Or maybe it's just a coincidence that after "the shellacking" of the 2010 midterms (the product of the Tea Party groundswell), certain organizations affiliated with the Tea Party were targeted for "special" treatment by the IRS.
Even if Obama had nothing to do with this, the thought that a government entity would single out certain individuals or organizations, just because they happen to oppose the current administrations' policies, should give everyone pause to think about whether that is "government of, by, and for the people" that we all champion.
Heads must roll over this. Getting the acting head of the IRS to retire two weeks early is not addressing the problem.
IF you still think that the IRS is a model of efficiency, check out form 1023, the one that the 30 people who make up the Laurens County Tea Party had to file in order to raise funds as a non profit 501c4.
Read the whole form. See you in an hour.
Then come back and tell me how the IRS cannot be improved upon.
It's time to scrap the current tax code and implement a flat tax. If 10% is enough for God, it should be enough for the government, too.
One more thing. MoveOn.org is a 501c4 organization with a PAC. Mr. Hamilton's assertion that the Tea Party is "primarily a political organization" is reason enough to deny it 501c4 status rings a bit hollow, in light of these statements from MoveOn's website:
"MoveOn is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using the most innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change........MoveOn members have been part of game-changing electoral victories, including the 2006 Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, and the election and re-election of President Obama."
That sounds suspiciously like a group that might be "primarily a political organization". I wonder if future IRS commissioners should reexamine MoveOn's 501c4 status?
Sauce for the goose, eh, Mr. Hamilton?
I'm saying this as a person who participates in the operation of a non-Christian religious organization that had to renew our 501c3 status after we changed our name a few years ago, we had to go through the same hoops as this group complains about, and we had no political affiliations of any kind and had been in existence for more than 30 years under our previous name. The Tea Party is nothing special, and did not get treated any different than any other organization seeking tax-exempt status.
When the Tea Party first went to Washington, they carried posters depicting our President as an African savage and they spit on black Congressmen. After the President's last address to the public the Republican Party AND the Tea Party aired responses. The Tea Party is a POLITICAL PARTY. They should NOT be granted tax-exempt status. NEVER!
I can see most of these remarks are made by die hard Democrats. Well, folks, the IRS does whatever they can to make the process difficult. Asked one group to write a book report on a book they were selling or promoting. Really? What clown in the IRS has the intelligence to review that report and make an intelligent decision as to it's validity? The IRS is an arm of the White House, face it, whenever the WH needs to put pressure on a group it does not approve of.
I'd like to hear all your thoughts on Allah.
The IRS deserves scrutiny on this issue. They broke the law.
What are these posts condeming the victim groups and not the IRS? Turn the issue on it head to serve your ideals?
The Internal Revenue Service's disclosure that it improperly scrutinized certain conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. As an inspector general report on the practice found, groups with phrases like "tea party," "patriots" and "9/12 project" were targeted for the "Be On the Look Out" or "BOLO" list, and often ended up waiting two years for notice on their status.
Somewhat lost in the furor over the disclosure is that very few liberal organizations appear to have been approved either!!
There is no evidence that groups with words like "progressive" or "Democratic" were targeted. But the numbers do suggest that the universe of nonprofit political organizations is small, and that liberal groups were not approved in droves while conservative ones were subject to endless bureaucratic rigmarole.
This is not just a conservative group issue..aparently the IRS has targeted liberal groups as well.
Its about time we take a harder look at the IRS behemoth.
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