Skip to comments.IRS Asks for Reading List, Tea Party Group Sends Constitution
Posted on 05/14/2013 12:54:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
When Marion Bower decided to start her tea party organization in 2010, she didnt know that it would take nearly two years for the Internal Revenue Service to approve her request for tax-exempt status.
The Ohio woman also did not expect that providing information about the books her group read would be part of the application process.
I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things, Bower told ABC News today. They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.
She ultimately sent one of the books, The Five Thousand Year Leap, promoted frequently by Glenn Beck, to the IRS official handling her tax-exempt request in Cincinnati. She also sent a paperback copy of the Constitution.
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giving me ideas for my American Community Survey...
If this wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious.
If so, you must be getting some idea by now.
I suspect that there were an inordinate number of these delay/harass cases in the key 2012 swing states, in order to prevent Tea Party orgs from forming and engaging in GOTV efforts in time for the 2012 election. A deliberate strategy to use the IRS to influence the election.
No doubt the only one anyone at the IRS has ever seen...
Good answer. That says it all.
They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.
This is incredible...
This big brother tyranny from Obama and his IRS.
abolish the IRS
the news media came out with an AP phone scandal at the exact time the IRS scandal was breaking .if you think that is a coincidence i have swamp land to sell you. the news media wanted to hide the IRS scandal with the AP scandal( confuse everyone and draw conservative fire away from the IRS scandal and immigration bill)
They probably called in a HazMat team when it arrived.
The best response EVAR!
This administration is fixin’ to kick a very bad, very motivated , sleeping dog. There are millions of Americans that have always lived their lives between the lines. That can change very quickly. If you think underfunded , undereducated, middle eastern street rable, can cause trouble, just wait until middle America gets really riled up.
Make a tea party rally look like VBS.
Vee need to know vat you are reedink...
And to think this same IRS will be enforcing 0bamacare. I wonder how many conservative senior citizens will be abandoned to die at home because of their ideology? On second thought, perhaps it’s better to die at home rather than being Breitbarted at the hospital.
From the comments at the site:
“If Nixon had a son he would look like Obama.”
They are doing 2 track P R. They get these stories out and pay a small price and throw everyone off the Benghazi incident which terrifies every liberal to his very soul.
They know the gig is up so they sacrifice a few undersecretaries of whatever. Obama gets a black eye, and maybe Hilda and the DNC survives.
Downside is that if it doesn’t work they get hammered on all three.
Look at what Shummer/Fienstien are doing. Raising sand about the IRS/APGATE and ignoring guns walking and Benghazi(which are linked by attitude at least and physically at worst)
More like, If Obama had a father....