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!
Lawsey, Miz Tara! I've been white all my life and never been discriminated against because of that. Or maybe I was just too obtuse to realize it. You do make a few defensible points, but that chip on your shoulder must be pretty heavy. I wonder how a few black students would have fared if suddenly placed in the SC school I attended in the 1950's. It may not be quite fair, but payback is, indeed, a bitch.
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.
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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.
This should come as no suprise. My own exploration of real conservatism begins with Mayor Riley famously sayin.. All our Citizens should be home in bed at 2am, during the bar closing controversy. Who the hell does he think he is?, i thought. No one person has the same lifestyle or work schedule.
I was a radical liberal up til than and i started to look into it closer.
Just who is more controlling when they get the power in their grubby hands?
Life is messy and fun, full of dangers and hurdles. embrace the journey and live as free as possible. We should help and protect those that need it, but for the majority of us, the more rules the less freedom.
We do need government, but come on, where does its intrusiveness end?
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