They should have been at least looked at. They're not a "social
welfare" group -- they're a political action committee. As such, they
should not have tax free status and should have to dsiclose their contributors.
Good for them, now find some wingnuts to run in Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota,
I want more Democratic retained senate seats.
Wouldn't the Tea Party be better served by actually accomplishing
something? They were supposed to take Washington by storm, do things
differently, downsize government. Instead, poster boys like Jason Chaffetz have
been taken in by the allure of getting a sound byte on Fox News. Has he
and the rest of the Tea Party accomplished anything substantial? No.
alt134, "I want more Democratic retained senate seats." Can you even be
serious? What a ridiculous statement! With all the problems and scandals
involving the Democratic Progressives party with its big government and the lies
and deceit, i.e. Obamacare, Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS, & AP scandal
to name just a few, please, people, vote these Democrat-Progressives out of
office. Give us back our country. Return to the founding principles and the
Constitution of the United States of America! God bless America!
@BYUalumI consider Obamacare a good thing, F&F to be a sign we need
stricter anti-gun trafficking laws, the real IRS scandal is the fact that ANY of
these groups on the right or left even have tax exempt status since that tax
exempt status is supposed to be for actual charitable groups, the AP thing is
likely completely legal (I'm not a fan of this being so) thanks to things
like the Patriot Act, and Benghazi isn't even a scandal."Give us back our country."It's not your country
it's our country.
seize being victims nothing else has really worked for the tea party.
Furry1993,You clearly do not understand tax exempt status is.There is no requirement to pay taxes to exercise your 1st amendment
rights.All non profits are allowed to speak politically.All citizens individually and as a group area allowed speak out
politically.If you did you research you would find the egregious
demands, the shocking questions they had to answer put these groups in the
application process.And fact there has been a coordinated effort
across the country for over several years, shows this no little thing, but runs
high up.Your hatred aside for these groups, this is tyrannical
governing.You can see how easy it would be to take ANY right away
from an unarmed citizenry.
The t-party should go after umbrellagate...Disregard the picture of
a Marine holding an umbrella for President Reagan...Nothing but a
To all of you out there who obviously get your news exclusively from MSNBC, the
T-Party accomplished quite a bit. Namely they took the Speakers gavel out of
the hands of Nancy Pelosi. I'm sorry if that is news to a lot of you, but
it happened way back in 2010. To add gasoline to that, it was "Wait for
it" "Wait for it", none other than Sarah Palin who was one of the
primary T-Party leaders that helped the Republicans win a lot of those
previously Democrat seats in the House. Hopefully most of you fell on a
carpeted floor with that news, and didn't get hurt too much.Re:
atl134 You said in response to BYU Alums "give us back our
country" Quote from you, "It's not your country it's our
country". Really? Tough weekend? And all of you should
review "the truth" above as he/she know what thay are talking about
regarding tax free status and the types of questions asked of those groups by
IRS officials.Have a great week everyone!
@m.g.scott"Give us back our country" requires that I, and
presumably all liberals, not be part of the us or the our (otherwise the
sentence doesn't make sense). My phrase "it's not your country
it's our country" is not automatically exclusive and allows for the
inclusion of everyone in the our. Basically, I was implying "it's not
ONLY your country".The truth is that the laws regarding 501c4
status require the group to be participating in social justice exclusively (this
has been interpreted to mean primarily for some reason). Political action
committies including the liberal Priorities USA and Organizing For America
should also face that kind of scrutiny the tea party groups face and personally
the law should require that almost none of these groups get tax exempt status
(there's probably a quirky exception or two on either side that makes
political action a small aspect of the group). It's no surprise that
it's not enforced though since, after all, that is quite literally the big
money interest groups politically.
Unfortunately, for the Utah GOP, the Eagle Forum and Tea-Party factions of the
party are very equivalent and have similar beliefs, it appears.They
have gotten their foothold in the Governor's office, Attorney General and
especially the legislative districts and Senate seats and leadership
positions.The Utah GOP has been a party that had integrity and
honesty as part of their platform. The Democrats in Utah have had similar
policies on integrity and honor over the years, also, and have been an important
part of the state's balance in political affairs.However, the
factions of the Utah GOP have become influential and affluent and have
overridden the integrity and honesty of the party. This past weekend, the GOP
convention delegates passed a resolution on Common Core that the resolution
committee determined was unfavorable based entirely that the resolution
contained inaccurate or misleading data that was inflammatory in nature. The Tea-Party and Forum efforts convinced 65% of delegates to vote
against the State Utah Common Core. Many, many delegates wore their rotten to
the core badges of honor and voted that way. Representative Rob Bishop supported
the Tea-Party and Forum push against Utah's Common Core. Integrity?
The good economy will do them in.
I'm glad the IRS is targeting conservative groups... why... because
I'm a moderate and they've targeted me for years! I glad to
'share the fun' with others!