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  •  edit all these groups to all groups or (2+ / 0-)
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    randomly selected groups with a demonstrably content/position-neutral random selection process.

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    by dinotrac on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:33:18 AM PDT

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    •  No, I think they all need to be (1+ / 0-)
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      scrutinized to within an inch of their lives.
      I think the IRS was right to look further into blatantly political groups now trying to become "social welfare" organizations. They just didn't look at enough of them.

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      by skohayes on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:47:43 AM PDT

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      •  Who is "they" (2+ / 0-)
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        by dinotrac on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:54:37 AM PDT

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        •  All these politically based (biased) (0+ / 0-)

          "social welfare organizations"-  and not just on the right (even OFA has applied for a 501(c)4). Tax exempt and donors are shielded.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Wed May 15, 2013 at 01:33:04 PM PDT

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          •  Does the IRS possess the resources to (1+ / 0-)
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            thoroughly investigate every organization applying for tax exempt status, and -- a better question -- how intrusive should the process be?

            BTW --
            There aren't actually any rules sayting that not-for-profit organizations must be apolitical.  If that were the case , groups like GreenPeace and the Sierra Club could never exist.

            What they can't do is participate in political campaigns for or against a candidate.

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            by dinotrac on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:39:07 PM PDT

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