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    what a 501(c)4 organization can do in order to be granted tax exempt status. It should be redefined as engaging EXCLUSIVELY in social welfare activities. Right now,
    501(c)4's that engage PRIMARILY in social welfare activities can be granted tax exempt status -this is a HUGE loophole that allows billionaires like the Koch brothers to funnel money into Tea Party groups for right wing political causes and campaigns. The Tea Party groups do very little (if any) social welfare activities - they are mainly political action and propaganda groups. It's ridiculous that they should be granted tax exempt status. If Congress changes the definition of what a 501(c)4 organization can do, then all 501(c)4's (including the Tea Party groups) will have to PROVE that they are doing 100% social welfare activities or else lose their tax exempt status.

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