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  •  BTW, has Daring Darrell (5+ / 0-)
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    HoundDog, dotdash2u, Ahianne, NCTim, laurak

    noticed that the same 'Tea Party' — whose sockpuppet "witnesses" in his IRS extravaganza bleated that they were being 'targeted' by the IRS — is directly involved in numerous GOP primaries and campaigns (when was the last day you didn't hear or see a political story about a campaign, somewhere, that blatantly mentioned a 'Tea Party' candidate?).

    One more time, for the slow learners...

    Reg. 1.501(c)(4)-1(a)(2)(ii) provides that the promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect participation in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

    [One] ruling concluded that since the organization's primary activities promoted social welfare, its lawful participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office would not adversely affect its exempt status under IRC 501(c)(4). However, the organization was subject to the tax imposed by IRC 527 on expenditures for political activities as defined in IRC 527(e)(2), pursuant to IRC 527(f)(1).

    In 1987, Congress amended IRC 504 to provide that an IRC 501(c)(3) organization that loses its exemption because it intervenes in political campaigns may not at any time thereafter be treated as an organization described in IRC 501(c)(4).IRS

    Never mind Lois Lerner. When do we see the perp-walks for attempted (or consummated) TAX FRAUD? How 'bout PERJURY under oath before a Congressional committee?

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