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    It may appear "fair and balanced" now, but auto-DQing both "Tea Party" and "Occupy" hardly represents a triumph for (lower case-d) democratic process.  Though I do realize and understand in the most pragmatic fashion possible that "democratic progress" and the IRS are hardly compatible elements.

    "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:33:44 AM PDT

    •  Nobody was automatically DQ'd (1+ / 0-)
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      They were just scrutinized, and just about all of them got the tax-exempt status they asked for.

      I think it's right that all these groups are scrutinized. If you have any of these keywords in your group's name, that's basically saying "I'm a political group", and it could be more likely that you're doing something that would violate your tax-exempt status (like campaigning for a specific candidate).

      "Getting a closer look" is hardly the same as an iron boot of big governmenet on the neck.

      The problem with this whole thing is far more political than legal. It just looks bad.

      Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

      by walk2live on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 09:38:36 AM PDT

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