Skip to comments.The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to "Investigate" Non-profits
Posted on 05/17/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
Dear Commissioner Shulman:
We write to inquire if the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") is investigating or intends to investigate whether groups designated as "social welfare" organizations, and thus receiving tax and other advantages under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), 26 U.S.C. 501(c)4), are improperly engaged in a substantial or even a predominant amount of campaign activity....
Michael F. Bennet, U.S. Senator
Al Franken, U.S. Senator
Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator
Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator
Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator
Tom Udall, U.S. Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator
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These Senators owe the nation an explanation as to why they wanted the IRS to investigate 501(c)(4) groups involved with political issues.
Carl Levin of Michigan did it in writing as well -
In other words, this "request" infers that no such scrutiny has occurred YET.
It's a type of "scrubbing" the record.
Why is this not violation of the Hatch Act and RICO.
“These Senators owe the nation an explanation as to why they wanted the IRS to investigate...”
You have to be kidding? Is there any doubt as to why? They have POWER and want to exercise it.
No one in the press has the integrity to call them on it.
As far as their request for investigation, it may simply demonstrate their ignorance of the law. In any case, the IRS should have properly enlightened them, as SME on the matter.
Do you have a list of how many copies and who received them?
Schumer, Franken urged IRS to target tea party in 2012
Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 12:35:53 PM by grundle
Long before the Internal Revenue Service revealed it had improperly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) groups, a group of Democratic senators led by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the IRS to do just that.
Last year, Schumer, along with Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken, penned a letter calling on the agency to cap the amount of the political spending by groups masquerading as “social welfare organizations.”
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Carl Lenin - Communist (MI) also wrote a letter asking for certain conservative groups to be investigated too. Funny thing, no such request for the Obama groups, media matters, etc.
Watching O’rielly ( yeH I know) tonight he interviewed a business man (Vander Sloot) who after donating to Romney had his name plastered on the internet and smeared as a crook and then was audited by the IRS and the labor Dept. There was a person who worked for a Senate Subcommittee that spent 3 days at the county court house digging for dirt on him.
So there are Sitting U.S. Senators that are DIRECTLY involved in abuse of power and using the IRS to persecute Conservatives.
Mr.Lenin better have his A game in hand because he is going to have to answer some real uncomfortable questions at his next few public meetings!
I hope the rest of you call out your very own Crook Senator(s)
501(c)3 is a bit different. That's where you find most of the Leftwingtard foundations and such. You also find Bernie Madoff's cronies in that classification as well ~ they're the ones who knew Bernie was stealing and made sure they got a piece out of him first.
You've never heard of any of those senators demanding IRS take a good look at the nonprofits who were partying down with Bernie's money.
Anyone have the picture of Franken in his diaper??
Needless to say none of the Senators seem to have raised any issues with Obama's Organizing for America, or any other liberal group.
That's a great question! And also the various memos and emails that were written within the IRS as a result of them receiving the letter from the Senators. I'm sure they aren't about to surface.
oooohhhh how many of these are up for re-election?
How many can be TOSSED OUT NOW!!! :)
Better yet, how many can be tossed out who are in states with Republcan governors???
Up for reelection in 2014:
Carl Levin in has announced he is
If anything can be done to use this to not only get rid of my Senator Schuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumer but to see his butt in jail I need to know.
They owe this country their resignations.
House and Senate Pubbies outnumber all the Rats and all these SEVEN. I just want them to go beat the living hell out of them then run them out of town on a rail.
!.) Have these Sorry Seven Senators been getting updates from Obama’s IRS all along?
2.) Who have the Sorry Seven Senators shared this information with all this time?
3.) Is Obamas IRS rapidly becoming a SELECTIVE Domestic Terrorist Organization against the Middle Class?
Investigate those Senators.
Why would these Senators think that the IRS was NOT investigating these groups "properly"??
Sorry...The only thing that makes sense is that the letters were to coverup the fact that this was already being done.
I saw a letter that Carl Levin sent to the IRS on a site the other day. He even went as far as to ask to have it entered into the Senate record. (wish I could remember what site I was reading)
He named Carl Rove’s group among some others asking the IRS why they were giving them tax exempt status.
Now he is full of this fake indignation that his pressure worked and is made public.
(you beat me to posting this) actually I should have read down the thread further! Thanks for providing the link. I couldn’t remember where I saw this letter.
An article here in Foster's Daily Democrat by Jim Haddadin reports that:
In the Feb. 16, 2012 letter, Shaheen and other lawmakers urged the IRS to develop new standards to evaluate the activities of so-called social welfare organizations...
The same group sent a second letter to former IRS commissioner Douglas H. Shulman in March 2012. ... The senators also called for the IRS to require organizations to document the exact percentage of their undertakings dedicated to social welfare".
The parameters were changed once again in January 2012, allowing for IRS workers to once again parse applications based on political beliefs. The new guidelines called for scrutiny of organizations involved in limiting or expanding government, educating people about the constitution or promoting social and economic reforms, according to the report. The practice finally ended in May 2012, when the criteria was revised once again.
So there are Sitting U.S. Senators that are DIRECTLY involved in abuse of power and using the IRS to persecute Conservatives. Solution?