Skip to comments.Progressive Tax-Exempt Group’s Secret Plan to ‘Eviscerate,’ ‘Cripple’ GOP
Posted on 02/24/2013 4:21:36 AM PST by lbryce
Blueprint NC is a nonprofit that coordinates the activities of liberal-leaning nonprofits in North Carolina and when this 501(c) groups communications director Stephanie Bass forwarded a strategy memo to member organizations, she included a disclaimer:
CONFIDENTIAL to Blueprint, so please be careful share with your boards and appropriate staff, but not the whole world.
Oops. The memo got leaked to reporter Mark Binker at WRAL in Raleigh. The contents are quite disturbing and clearly partisan:
The most effective way to mitigate the worst legislation is to weaken our opponents ability to govern by crippling their leaders (McCrory, Tillis, Berger, etc ) the memo reads, referring to the governor, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. The memo goes on to describe a potential two-year vision during which the groups would eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.
Matt Vespa at PJ Tatler has many more details on the shocking partisanship carried out by this tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) group.
Let me bring this a little closer to home for regular readers: Why do you think Ive devoted so much coverage to Bill Schmalfeldts relentless harassment of Lee Stranahan?
Perhaps a better question: Do you suppose Stranahan was randomly selected for this harassment? Cant you see that Lees association with Breitbart.com is the motive for the attacks on him, and isnt it obvious that this is part of a much larger strategy by the Left to discredit, suppress or silence conservative journalists?
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But,but, that would be partisan and mean spirited!
If the lefty’s want to up the ante and extend oppo beyond campaigns to the governing process I say let’s go it on. Their ridiculous sloppy lives, finances, drug addled brains and STD’s will come back to cripple them.
End tax exemptions for any organization. If we all suffered equally we’d not be in the mess we have today.
How many black pastors would tolerate the tax situation if they couldn’t acrue their funding tax free? Many black pastors in Chicago are RE millionaires.
The invention of the 501 c3 was a leftist circumvention in the first place. Let churches, colleges and “non-profits” all suffer along with the rest of us.
The term “non-profit” is a myth as well.
The difference is that tea partyers can't because we are all working ourselves to death whereas for these people it IS their job. They are getting paid to do this.
Yeah, I thought Rove was taking care of that.
North Carolina ping.
Thanks lbryce. North Carolina, but it’s happening everywhere.
That’s the difference between the Tea Partiers (Taxed Enough Already) and the ‘Progressives’. We understand earned success and are out there every day building a future for ourselves and family. We want to simply be left alone to pursue happiness. It is difficult to lead folks who don’t require leadership because they are so fiercely independent.
The left consider it a success if more people learn dependence and thus put them in control of their lives. They want power and control. This paradoxically requires use of force. Some people make better slaves than others.
I agree. Freedom of association should be treated as carefully as freedom of religion, and all sorts of clubs and groups and associations get taxed up the wazoo, too.
The answer really is no corporate tax at all, profit or ‘nonprofit’. Let those associations be unencumbered, and then impose equal, low taxes on use of public resources and on personal income for all.
Still waiting on Romey to get cracking with his campaign and tell us how bad ‘bama is ~
leave churches alone ~ you may be able to get away with that sort of thing in Europe but this ain’t Europe.
Admit it, the federal income tax is just another failed government program. Rather than tinker around the margins we should rescind the 16th amendment.
Actually I would prefer that my state’s senators were chosen with a proportional vote by district.
It was leaked on purpose.
Sue for slander and damages every time one of these attacks happens. Tie these demons up in court. Cost them a lot of money.
Yes I agree with you. The GOP is already eviscerate and crippled. Why are they wasting their money on a lost cause?
I would bet dollars to donuts that this outfit is funded by Soros.
No organizations should be exempt from paying taxes. That is one problem. The folks who pay taxes pay too much because so many places don’t pay a dime. That is the exact same problem with personal income taxes too. Too many free loaders.
STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE Post-Civil War Northern carpetbaggers were prominent in Southern politics until 1875, but nearly all left under pressure from white paramilitary organizations----then-described as "the military arm of the Democratic Party"-----working openly to violently overthrow Republican rule, using intimidation and assassination to turn Republicans out of office and suppress free former-slaves from voting.
The Republican sheriff of Yazoo, Mississippi, received a brief flurry of national attention when insurgent white Democrats took over the county government and forced him to flee. (WIKI)
FREEPER ACTION MEMO In 1875, Hiram Revels, a Mississippi Republican--and the first African-American US Senator--wrote to then-Pres Ulysses S. Grant denouncing Northern invaders into the post-Civil War south for manipulating the Black vote for personal benefit, and for keeping alive wartime hatreds. (WIKI)
We need to get someone with integrity----like Cong Allen West (not reelected)----- to write letters to his colleagues, and to the media.
Cong West needs to do the following:
(1) decry the agitation and intimidation tactics being used by para-military Democrats,
(2) expose hatemongering being used for political gain,
(3) emphasize the illegalities WRT threatening free people and businesses, and,
(4) precpitate investigations into Democrat tactics; using govt authority and govt resources fraudulently.
Demonrats are giddy with success. Ohaha sees himself----and his secular/welfare/socialist/union coalition----dominating public life. But tyranny and grandiosity have a very short shelf life.....as history shows.
The self-serving progs live in a dark place----they know only (1) the govt as enforcer, and, (2) the individual to be crushed.
Whereas Conservatives are strongly united by love of country----united by a dynamic force of issue-centered groups, associations, churches, military, tea parties, prayer groups, gun pwners, the power of the internet and web sites.......
.......as well as powerful organizing issues----patriotism, gun ownership, pro-lifers, religious freedom/1st amendment.........and on, and on, and on.
Obama's forces of evil refuse to recognize constitutional freedoms. They refuse to adhere to the hallmarks of a democracy---in-place constitutional guarantees.
The Founders escaped domination and endured horrendous deprivation----they structured our govt to protect the citizenry from tyrants and oppression. The safeguards are there----they merely have to be mobilized.......by we, the people.
Time to turn back the clock on this one.
I agree with your post.
Well, in reality no "organizations" pay taxes. Only individuals pay taxes - only. ALL taxes are paid by individuals - in particular relating to this discussion, "business", "corporate", or "organizations" tax. Only individuals pay them.
Individual workers pay thru lower wages. Individual consumers pay via higher prices. Individual investors via reduced ROI. There is no other source to pay tax but the above.
So to tax business is to tax individuals - but in a hidden way to hide the cost of government.
The GOP with it’s head man Seppucu John McCain is doing a great job of eviscerating itself.
We don’t need some Progressive group to do it. We can thank all our pussy RINO Senators and Congressman. I include my own two Senators of Georgia in that group.
Excellent point! In the 15 years I ran my business, it did pay one penny in tax.
afaic, the less business tax, the better.
the less business tax, the more visible is our tax burden
th more visible [and painful] our tax burden, the more likely we are to elect those pols who will reduce it.
but when so many do not perceive that the cost of gov’t reduces their standard of living, they don’t see why they _shouldn’t_ vote for more gov’t.
Me i’d like no business taxes at all. No wittholding at all.
Conservative legislators must defund the left at every opportunity. One such opportunity comes in the form of the level of asset payout that tax-exempt foundations must comply with in order to retain their exemption.
Through the tax code, we allowed tax-exempt foundations to have eternal life, and to have an unaccountable voice to advocate for policies they favor. Foundations do not have shareholders who can vote for a new Board of Directors, they do not have customers who can boycott to force a change in direction or attitude. What they do have is a self -sustaining, self-appointing Board. Further, if a foundation is sufficiently endowed, if it earns more in investment income than it is required to give away each years (only 5%), then the foundation has eternal life.
The solution is to make foundations mortal again. Raise the 5% payout to 7 1/2%. Foundations will then eventually spend themselves out of business. We will benefit from the increased tax revenue that generates. We benefit as a nation. The founding fathers never envisioned unaccountable voices in the public square, let alone ones exempt from all taxation.
With this boost, existing foundations would push 50% more money out into their recipient base each year. The downside is that leftist causes would get more funding. The upside is that soon those foundations would have spent-out their assets and would be out of business. The other upside is that tax-exempt foundations hold an estimated 4% of the GDP in their portfolios and forcing this money out of investment s and into the economy would create jobs and tax revenues for government at all levels.
I would say this is killing two birds with one stone and in the long run helps to defund the left.
Charge them under RICO.
The World Elite is working to get rid of Christians, Conservatives, and all.
the GOP has been McCained into oblivion.
DC is caligula’s rome for the 21st century.
Too bad, That’s the way the CHADD gets punched and falls off.
Actually that is grade A political humor right there.. and at no cost to any FReeper ever. :-)
In modern times we have used the coercive power of the state to undertake or regulate these activities.
That 1/10 of the economy devoted to those activities would have never been taxed ~ not in Greece or Rome, not by the Hittites, or the Egyptians, nor even the Hebrews ~ and going further back, certainly not by the Sumerians.
The fact the gub'mnt also does these things is really no reason to change the traditional viewpoint. It may, in fact, be a good reason to get the gub'mnt out of those activities!
There will be no foundations at all ~ and the money and other accumulated wealth will be recycled instantly into productive enterprise.
In the NYC area, the nonprofit lifestyle has become a way of living. I know people who refer to ‘owning’ a nonprofit they started, and even going to court if they think someone is unfairly diverting nonprofit business from their little fiefdom—which is first and foremost their means of supporting themselves. All the while,they feel very smug and superior to most, because they of course are in it for the ‘greater good’.
The GOP is killing itself.
They don’ give us someone to vote for.
dole was an idiot
McCain is an idiot
the most recient was so outstanding that I don’t remember his name.
Anybody worth a damn is trashed by both parties.
Your solution is a just different flavor of tyranny. People must be free to do with their own money as they please (Matthew 20:15) The problem is not that people give their money away, but that we set up a tax-exempt vehicle that allows their money to be used in perpetuity to muck about in society and politics.
A sufficiently endowed tax-exempt foundation has eternal life only because we choose to exempt it from taxation of its earnings. Now it is a simple truth that corporations cannot be taxed. Either the customer or the shareholder is taxed in reality. However, a foundation has no customers or shareholders to pass taxation on to. That is the special deal that was granted to those who were wealthy enough to use this provision of the tax code.
You weave facts as if you were sitting upon a loom.
Those institutions were the state, so they wouldn’t be taxed now would they? Or they were individuals so their tax would be paid despite their kindness, no?
Taxes went for the care and upkeep of the royal family, the nobility and the army.
Yes, they were all private and therefore paid from from post-tax funds. Therefore they were all taxed and they all existed. You’re comparing two different systems. Ours is broken. We need to tax non-profits because the pain must be shared. If churches can sit on the sidelines they’ll benefit from our pain. If urban black pastors had to pay taxes on their church earnings and RE holdings do you think they’d be Democrats?
Where do you live?
The concept of an income tax is fairly recent ~ the ancients didn’t do it that way. After all the guys who got all the income owned everything ~
BTW, the current mainstream Conservative thinking about the use of taxes to inflict pain of any kind is that the purpose of taxes should be to support legitimate government activity, not inflict pain.