Skip to comments.GOP Senators Want IRS to Cite Legal Grounds for Demanding Donor Lists of Tea Party Groups
Posted on 06/19/2012 9:05:02 AM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) Senate Republicans want to know if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has any legal standing to demand donor information from various Tea Party and conservative groups, which the IRS apparently is pursuing.
We remain concerned that the IRS is requesting the names of donors and contributors to organizations that apply for tax-exempt status, says the Senate letter sent to IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Schulman on Monday. In doing so, the IRS appears to be circumventing the statutory privacy protections that Congress has long provided donors.
The letter is signed by Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah; Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky; John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas; Jon Kyl of Arizona; Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee; Mike Enzi of Wyoming; John Thune of South Dakota and Pat Roberts of Kansas. McConnell is the Senate minority leader and Hatch is the ranking member of the Finance Committee with oversight responsibility of the IRS.
The New York Times first reported in March that the IRS sent dozens of questionnaires to Tea Party organizations demanding to know their political leanings, donors and activities. These same Republicans sent a similar letter that month, referring to the Ohio Liberty Council Corporation, the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Tea Party, the Waco (Texas) Tea Party, the Kentucky 9/12 Project and the Richmond (Ky.) Tea Party.
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The IRS is just doin’ their duty to make sure them tea-baggin’ Obama-haters have the best health care the US has to offer!
This entire regime and its leaders need to go to prison for a long time.
Now the IRS...Sheesh
What a pleasant surprise. The Pubbies are actually standing up to Obama and his thugs.
I normally agree with you, but I predict (no biggie, based upon what the tactics this regime has resorted to) that the IRS Commish. will (like Holder, Salazar, Big Sis, et al) simply ignore the request by Congress and the Pubes will simply cave and not follow up with hauling his Leftist butt before some committee, put him under oath and FORCE him to answer.
Surely you said that tongue in cheek, did you not?
“The IRS has no statue or authority to make such a demand.”
“Given the illegal harassment of other conservative donors, we refuse compliance until your authority has been established.”
This is the best argument the Fair Tax proponents could ever make for it, it would eliminate the IRS.
That agency has become the brown-shirted jackboots for every morally ambivalent President we’ve had since Nixon.
“The Pubbies are actually standing up to Obama and his thugs.”
I doubt the republicrat oligarchy running America will police itself, even though this negro Nazi administration is using the IRS like its own ghettostapo.
This is quite tyrannical in nature, pursuing private citizens based on political contributions as it suppresses support for one’s political party of preference.
So far just talk and that is all they will ever do.