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Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status
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Posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:32 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status

By Perry Chiaramonte

Published February 28, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Tea Party chapters around the nation are blasting the Internal Revenue Service after the federal agency sent them letters demanding information about their politics, contributors and even family members.

In letters sent from IRS offices in Cincinnati earlier this month, chapters including the Waco (Texas) Tea Party and the Ohio Liberty Council were asked to provide a list of donors, identify volunteers, financial support for and relationships with political candidates and parties, and even printed copies of their Facebook pages.

"Some of what they (the IRS) asked was reasonable, but there were some requests on there that were strange," Toby Marie Walker, president of the Waco Tea Party told FoxNews.com. "It makes you wonder if they do this to groups like ACORN or other left-leaning groups.”

Read the complete letter sent to the Waco Tea Party by the IRS

The chapters that received requests were registering for nonprofit status as a 501(c)4 organizations. The classification mainly differs from 501(c)3 groups in that donors cannot deduct their contributions from their taxable income.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; govtabuse; irs; liberalfascism; obama; teaparty; tyranny; waronliberty

1 posted on 02/29/2012 9:17:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Numerous Tea Party chapters claim IRS attempts to sabotage nonprofit status

Those Tea Party Chapters should fly my banner... It keeps those IRS black chopper away from my door!

2 posted on 02/29/2012 9:20:32 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear Mr. Issa - open some more hearings.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 9:21:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

Demand everything in writing from the IRS.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

How Clintonian of them.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 9:25:53 AM PST by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: PGR88

Not to worry, I’m sure the IRS is doing the same for the resurrected ACORNies /s like I needed to say it.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 9:26:38 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Sub-Driver

This is news under a Marxist tyrant?

The Tea Party is in the slammer alongside the Catholic Church, while Billions with (a “B”) of OUR money was hollowed out from the economy to be passed off to Obama’s Marxist cronies, from the Green Room to the HHS Sebelius SS troops.

The government now has limitless funds to go after anyone who balks.

Too much compliance going on, in my estimation. Too much cooperation with evil. The election is probably D Day and is all that remains between us and a Greece replay here, I fear.

God be with us.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 9:30:12 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BTW, thank you VERY much for this important post. Thanks!
Rita


8 posted on 02/29/2012 9:31:07 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

File a counter suit , “Class Action” under the RICO law !

This is organized crime advocated by a government entity.
To bad the “ Just-Us” department didn’t do the dame with ACORN !!


9 posted on 02/29/2012 9:31:15 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Sub-Driver

File a counter suit , “Class Action” under the RICO law !

This is organized crime advocated by a government entity.
To bad the “ Just-Us” department didn’t do the same with ACORN !!


10 posted on 02/29/2012 9:32:28 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: RitaOK

Meanwhile, UNIONS are considered exempt from any taxation.............


11 posted on 02/29/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Enterprise

Issa’s hearing are like bridges to nowhere; they accomplish nothing but you wouldn’t know it by the cheerleaders here.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 9:36:22 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


13 posted on 02/29/2012 9:37:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is why a giant FedGov is BAD.

With all the insane laws and regulations you can target whoever you want - there is always some regulation somewhere that can be used against you. Or at least break you with legal fees to prove your innocence.

This is why I don’t like any big FedGov anything. Big Govt is, by its nature, always leftwing/tyrannical. And pushes that agenda. A tiny centralized government forces people to be self reliant, and therefore conservative.

You don’t want a big FedGov politician - even if you like what they say - as the result will always be more leftist/progressive bureaucracy.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 9:40:29 AM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw this on Glenn Beck’s program last night it is scary the presiodent’s use of the Espionage Act that he used 6 times, that same provision only USED 3 TIMES PREVIOUSLY.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 10:11:29 AM PST by GraceG
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To: dainbramaged

Re: How Clintonian of them.

More like Hitler


16 posted on 02/29/2012 10:13:06 AM PST by jesseam
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To: LibertyLA

[ This is why a giant FedGov is BAD.

With all the insane laws and regulations you can target whoever you want - there is always some regulation somewhere that can be used against you. Or at least break you with legal fees to prove your innocence.

This is why I don’t like any big FedGov anything. Big Govt is, by its nature, always leftwing/tyrannical. And pushes that agenda. A tiny centralized government forces people to be self reliant, and therefore conservative.

You don’t want a big FedGov politician - even if you like what they say - as the result will always be more leftist/progressive bureaucracy. ]

If everyone can be a criminal by Fiat, it is a tool that can be used against your political enemies directly.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 10:13:26 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Michael Barnes

I don’t put faith in Issa’s hearings either, but people in Government don’t like the heat of the spotlight in Congressional hearings. It won’t accomplish anything, but it might give the bullies pause if they want to continue their unethical actions. Without the spotlight of the hearings, how much further would Fast and Furious have gone?


18 posted on 02/29/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

I signed up for a local Tea Party and 2 months later the IRS contacted me saying That I owed $500 from 2009. And I used turbotax.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 10:22:51 AM PST by Pfesser (I miss President Reagan.)
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To: jesseam

“More like Hitler”

Wait until Obastard gets his “Civilian Defense Force” that is as powerful as the military.

It’s for our homeland security and safety, don’t you know.

See my tagline.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:34 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Pfesser

The IRS cannot exist if there is to be liberty. When we first attempted to tax, and therefore know, what everyone earned we set upon a path to the eventual destruction of America. The Fair Tax would be a start to a rebirth of freedom.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 11:50:46 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Bender2

0bama and his secular progressive kool-aid drinking zombies are out to sabotage anything that’s good about America!

Be Ever Vigilant!


22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:25:08 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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