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  •  They should properly fund the IRS (7+ / 0-)

    so that they can do an investigation on every group asking for this exemption for "social welfare" purposes. And then they should start denying some of them.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:20:36 PM PDT

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    •  Amen! (3+ / 0-)
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      You know, I don't mind this process at all.  The IRS should investigate carefully.

      And I happen to know a left-leaning non-profit here in Chicago that underwent intense IRS scrutiny very recently, possibly from the same guidelines.  Kartemquin Films, the people who brought you "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" - first-rate documentary film producers who make amazing films on specifically social content.  They are liberals of course, smart, dedicated to the common good, interested in holding up a mirror that makes us a better nation.  They are great people.  Their work does not cross the line into direct legislative or candidate advocacy, and they deserve their non-profit status.  The IRS investigated the hell out of them and agreed.

      Are they mad at the IRS?  A little frustrated, but they roll with it.  Mad? Not really. The end result was just.  

      Did they get on Fox News and whine about oppression?  No, they didn't.  They made sure they had their documentation in order, made sure they complied with the law, and they got their non-profit status renewed, and they are doing the work that needs to be done.  More power to them.

      And by the way, Daryl Issa is more likely to be guilty of arson and insurance fraud than anyone in the IRS is of political vendetta.  i can't take anything he says seriously.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 05:01:31 PM PDT

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