IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the agency may expand a yet-to-be-released rule governing 501(c)(4), “social welfare” groups, to include political groups known as 527s, which focus on elections. It could require them both — as well as other types of tax-exempt groups — to operate under the same definition of “political activity.” (Heh heh heh Little do the tax-payin chumps know they will be paying for their own demise...Anyone think the IRS is doing this so they can go after Organizing For America??? No, this is for the Tea Party or those hate -filled constitution-loving groups)
“If it’s going to be a fair system, it needs to apply across the board,” Koskinen (FROM THE GUY THAT WAS LEADING THE CHARGE TO DENY TEA PARTY GROUPS TAX EXEMPT STATUS??? THINGS WON'T BE FAIR UNTIL YOU AND LOIS LERNER ARE IN JAIL!!!) said when asked by POLITICO if such groups would be included in the new rule. “[I]f we have a set of definitions for 501(c)(4)s, what about everybody else? Can they do more or less [political activity]? And for us as (an) administration, for ease of administration, it makes sense to have this common definition.”
The impact of extending the proposed rule to groups registered under section 527 of the code is unclear, since a majority of these groups that are most active at the federal level are also registered with the Federal Election Commission. (UNCLEAR??? That depends on what you mean by unclear..."this will codify the unfair persecution of groups on the right"...that is what YOU mean by unclear...)
Those include committees ranging from the national political parties to super PACs to candidate campaigns. Such 527 groups are already subject to the FEC rules governing what constitutes political activity, as well as the agency’s disclosure requirements, which are far more rigorous than those of the IRS. (Funny how this only became a problem when the right started organizing like the left with groups like True The Vote, Tea Party, 9/12 groups...the right was kicking butt and taking names and you guys had to put a stop to it and while you didn't stop them, you slowed them down...can't have organizin going on unless it's the can do no wrong left. Otherwise, you guys might actually be defeated.)
To be sure, some 527 groups that are quite active are registered only with the IRS, but not with the FEC, including the most robust arms of the Democratic and Republican governors associations, as well as Gov. Scott Walker’s primary political vehicle and all manner of state-focused political groups.
Good governance groups will cheer the application of uniform rules across the board, but GOP lawmakers (Notice how the author states his opinion with "Good governance groups" you know, like all those on the left and gives a negative connotation to GOP lawmakers who might oppose the rule...in which case this shows the ignorance of the author because died in the wool GOP was and still is totally on board with stifling these groups because these groups cause more problems for the establishment GOP than they do the left) — who staunchly oppose the rule and accuse the IRS of infringing on free speech — may balk. (Not to worry, they may balk, but it will only be for show...)
The news comes as the political world awaits a highly contentious draft IRS rule aimed at ensuring social welfare organizations like Karl Rove’s giant Crossroads GPS and Obama-loyalist group Organizing for Action are following rules limiting political activity. (Don't be silly, neither one of these groups will face any scrutiny because they support the ruling elites...left or right...it's all the same to them)
Revamping the rules was a major recommendation of the treasury inspector general that set off a firestorm in 2013 when it blasted the agency for applying inappropriate scrutiny to conservative “tea party” groups. (YOU LIE!!! It was all for show and you know it. The IRS looked guilty because it WAS AND STILL IS guilty in the public eye and this is dangerous for a country that relies on the people believing in the fairness of their public institutions. If people stop believing in equal justice under the law, people might stop complying with the law...more specifically TAX LAW! I would submit to you that people now are not so concerned with abiding by the tax laws since those in government do not. You should be careful what you wish for Commissar Koskinen...a tax revolt may be on the way!)
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