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Well seems the tobacco industry, plenty more,  loves dealing with them “social welfare” nonprofits that don't do political advocacy, snicker, snicker!

Tobacco giant funded conservative nonprofits
Reynolds American acknowledges helping bankroll several secretive 501(c)(4) groups

Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. last year helped fund several of the nation’s most politically active — and secretive — nonprofit organizations, according to a company document reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.

Reynolds American’s contributions include $175,000 to Americans for Tax Reform, a nonprofit led by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, and $50,000 to Americans for Prosperity, a free-market advocacy outfit heavily backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

The tobacco company’s donations are just a fraction of the nearly $50 million that those two groups reported spending on political advocacy ads during the 2012 election cycle, almost exclusively on negative advertising. Federal records show that Americans for Prosperity alone sponsored more than $33 million in attack ads that directly targeted President Barack Obama. read more>>>

And all them tea party groups that flooded the IRS with tax exempt requests most certainly, also not doing political advocacy like endorsements and much more, didn't get help from say the koch bro's funded buses etc..

Why they wouldn't go against the rules, they's american patriots who abide by the law and the constitution, they're interpretations of to suit them!!

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  •  Tip Jar (19+ / 0-)

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Fri May 31, 2013 at 08:29:06 AM PDT

  •  How About Them (2+ / 0-)
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    rubyr, cotterperson

    Well, they've been given cover with a carefully engineered pseudo-scandal that was handled by the Executive branch in such a way that implied guilt.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Fri May 31, 2013 at 08:58:04 AM PDT

    •  Not Really (3+ / 0-)
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      rubyr, jan4insight, cotterperson

      To watch and listen to the press, same especially as to the DoJ and the AP and FOX, so called, reporter and National Security issues, in this new age, on this it brings back such fond memories of the total backing to the bushco's and especially the war drum beating to abandon why we even sent our military into that region of the planet, such fond memories!!!!!!

      The Executive didn't hand it out as such but everyone is piling on, including so called citizen journalists, like they always do, reason the Issa's do what they do and get away with it!!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Fri May 31, 2013 at 09:08:35 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The law says "exclusively for the promotion of (2+ / 0-)
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    Stwriley, jimstaro

    social welfare."

    www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Treasury_Regulations,_Subchapter_A,_Sec._1.501(c)(4)-1

    Which got stretched into "primary activity is the promotion of social welfare." By the IRS.

    http://www.irs.gov/...

    Which got stretched into 51% promotion of social welfare.

     Give us an IRS director who will enforce the law as Written.

    •  Tain't the IRS Director (0+ / 0-)

      It's Congress and especially the same ones whining now, when they held all the power, that dumbed down the rules leaving the Agency searching for ways to make investigating easier. And as to that searching, they just did what everyone does today, used words or phrases to quick search, i.e. it works pretty good in search engines!!

      If they were actually targeting, especially by wants of the White House, they would have denied the requests not approved all of them. Any White House that did before, think nixon, just targeted groups and denied status with no proof or reason why!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Fri May 31, 2013 at 03:23:03 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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