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  •  Here's my beef on this whole thing. (1+ / 0-)
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    Congress passes a law that grants an agency AUTHORITY TO MAKE REGULATIONS AS NECESSARY to perform said function, in this case, scrutinizing the legitimacy of applicants for non-profit status.

    If you wish to tighten this up, TAKE AWAY THE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE and prescribe the criteria and definitions thereof, you wish for IRS to use.

    Quit complaining that IRS is exercising its broad authority in such a vague way.

    There's a legislative remedy.  

    You could also pass campaign finance reform, which would render this whole discussion moot, too....

    •  I think that would be a mistake. (0+ / 0-)

      Congress does not have the resources to write regulations - they would need a staff larger than the IRS since nearly all federal agencies write regulations.

      Congress should be focused on writing laws and relying on other agencies to implement them. Most federal agencies are in the best position to write the regulations that contain the actual steps to comply with the laws.

      "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." — Oscar Wilde

      by chicagobama on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:33:20 PM PDT

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