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Progressive Tax-Exempt Group’s Secret Plan to ‘Eviscerate,’ ‘Cripple’ GOP
The Other McCain ^ | February 23, 2013 | Staff

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) group’s 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 I’ve devoted so much coverage to Bill Schmalfeldt’s relentless harassment of Lee Stranahan?

Perhaps a better question: Do you suppose Stranahan was randomly selected for this harassment? Can’t you see that Lee’s association with Breitbart.com is the motive for the attacks on him, and isn’t it obvious that this is part of a much larger strategy by the Left to discredit, suppress or silence conservative journalists?

(Excerpt) Read more at theothermccain.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: gop; northcarolina; progressive
Well, you guys are kind of late because may be you haven't noticed but the GOP has already been eviscerated and crippled. I don't really mean it to be taken literally but they are licking their wounds. Instapundit.com from where I read this post makes a good sugestion;
TEA PARTY FOLKS SHOULD READ THIS AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE SAME THING, IN REVERSE:
1 posted on 02/24/2013 4:21:43 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

But,but, that would be partisan and mean spirited!


2 posted on 02/24/2013 4:26:02 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: lbryce

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.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:58 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: lbryce

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.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 4:45:05 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce
TEA PARTY FOLKS SHOULD READ THIS AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE SAME THING, IN REVERSE:

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.

5 posted on 02/24/2013 4:45:56 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: lbryce
TEA PARTY FOLKS SHOULD READ THIS AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE SAME THING, IN REVERSE.

That's why I want to see more states forge ahead with right to work laws. Nothing is more effective at shutting down democrat fundraising efforts. (Something like $250 million in Michigan alone)
6 posted on 02/24/2013 4:46:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lbryce

Yeah, I thought Rove was taking care of that.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 4:53:39 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

North Carolina ping.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 4:54:30 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce. North Carolina, but it’s happening everywhere.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 4:59:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: raybbr

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.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 5:04:04 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: 1010RD

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.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 5:05:46 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: saganite

Still waiting on Romey to get cracking with his campaign and tell us how bad ‘bama is ~


12 posted on 02/24/2013 5:07:31 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: 1010RD

leave churches alone ~ you may be able to get away with that sort of thing in Europe but this ain’t Europe.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 5:08:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: 9YearLurker

Admit it, the federal income tax is just another failed government program. Rather than tinker around the margins we should rescind the 16th amendment.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 5:10:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

And 17th.

Actually I would prefer that my state’s senators were chosen with a proportional vote by district.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 5:15:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lbryce

It was leaked on purpose.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 5:25:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lbryce

Sue for slander and damages every time one of these attacks happens. Tie these demons up in court. Cost them a lot of money.


17 posted on 02/24/2013 5:30:13 AM PST by abclily
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To: lbryce

Yes I agree with you. The GOP is already eviscerate and crippled. Why are they wasting their money on a lost cause?


18 posted on 02/24/2013 5:41:46 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: lbryce

I would bet dollars to donuts that this outfit is funded by Soros.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 5:41:46 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: muawiyah

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.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 5:44:25 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: All
PARA-MILITARY OBAMA DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MARCH ---- A SAD RELIC OF THE CIVIL WAR Once they get a little power---the Dems go nuts.

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

21 posted on 02/24/2013 5:47:36 AM PST by Liz
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To: napscoordinator
Don't be silly. The federal income tax has failed to finance, or limit, federal government activities. Just get rid of it and forget about this class warfare stuff. Worry less about who pays less than you do and ask yourself why you need to pay anything at all!!

Time to turn back the clock on this one.

22 posted on 02/24/2013 5:49:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I agree with your post.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 5:53:14 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
No organizations should be exempt from paying taxes.

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.

...just sayin'

24 posted on 02/24/2013 6:25:49 AM PST by Principled
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To: muawiyah

See tagline.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 6:29:13 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: freedomfiter2

The GOP with it’s head man Seppucu John McCain is doing a great job of eviscerating itself.


26 posted on 02/24/2013 6:38:22 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 1010RD
In 2010, there were 1,514,530 non-profit organizations in the US. They had a combined revenue of $1.658 TRILLIION. The tax laws in this case have created and ‘underground’ economy of roughly 1/10 of the US GDP that is tax exempt. See any problems with this??

Link: http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/profileDrillDown.php?rpt=US-STATE

27 posted on 02/24/2013 6:59:13 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: lbryce

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.


28 posted on 02/24/2013 7:16:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Principled

Excellent point! In the 15 years I ran my business, it did pay one penny in tax.


29 posted on 02/24/2013 7:19:23 AM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: upchuck

yes sir

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.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 7:32:15 AM PST by Principled
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To: lbryce

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.


31 posted on 02/24/2013 7:33:54 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: lbryce

Charge them under RICO.


32 posted on 02/24/2013 7:41:38 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: lbryce

The World Elite is working to get rid of Christians, Conservatives, and all.


33 posted on 02/24/2013 7:45:33 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Gaffer

the GOP has been McCained into oblivion.

DC is caligula’s rome for the 21st century.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 8:04:11 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: saganite

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. :-)


35 posted on 02/24/2013 8:17:46 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: USMA '71; 1010RD
Traditionally religious institutions and groups have been exempt from taxation. In the good old days that would have included all hospitals, all schools, all welfare agencies, all battlefield relief agencies, etc. That goes all the way back to ancient times.

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!

36 posted on 02/24/2013 8:42:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: theBuckwheat
Simply require that fortunes above some level ~ e.g. $100 million ~ must be distributed to the 500 closest blood relatives through inheritance laws.

There will be no foundations at all ~ and the money and other accumulated wealth will be recycled instantly into productive enterprise.

37 posted on 02/24/2013 8:47:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: USMA '71

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’.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 8:53:41 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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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.


39 posted on 02/24/2013 12:15:36 PM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: muawiyah

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.


40 posted on 02/24/2013 12:22:10 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat
There's no tyranny in my idea at all. When you are dead you are dead. You are no longer among the living. Your money should have no civil rights ~ or be allowed to rule over us in perpetuity ~ as in the past the solution for the future is to DISTRIBUTE the wealth among the family.
41 posted on 02/24/2013 1:44:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah; USMA '71

You weave facts as if you were sitting upon a loom.

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v48/n28/AncientTaxes.html

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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_the_Apostate#Charity


42 posted on 02/26/2013 3:41:02 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
no, those institutions were ALL PRIVATE. Charity and education were obligations individuals met ~ there were no public school systems, and at most any sort of king's charity would go to repairing docks and roads ~ the ancients clearly differentiated between the private sphere and that of the government. Their noble classes simply didn't think of themselves as an insurer of last resort.

Taxes went for the care and upkeep of the royal family, the nobility and the army.

43 posted on 02/26/2013 3:50:58 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

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?


44 posted on 02/26/2013 4:35:08 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

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 ~


45 posted on 02/26/2013 7:19:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: 1010RD

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.


46 posted on 02/26/2013 7:21:27 AM PST by muawiyah
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