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The Plot to Muzzle the IRS and Keep Secret Money Secret (direct from Bizarro World)
National Journal ^ | March 5, 2014 | Norm Ornstein

Posted on 03/06/2014 9:18:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

Edited on 03/06/2014 1:02:25 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Those going after the agency want to keep secret hundreds of millions in dark, undisclosed money to run political attack ads and muddy the waters.

The Internal Revenue Service’s regulatory process to define clear rules for political activity by nonprofit groups operating as 501(c)(4)s under the tax code has generated an almost unprecedented number of comments and requests to testify, just as the IRS “scandal” continues to generate outrage, much of it bogus, from Fox News, Darrell Issa, The Wall Street Journal editorial page, and others. I have written on the subject before, but its renewed focus demands a new column.


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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barf; teaparty
CUDS (Citizens United Derangement Syndrome).
1 posted on 03/06/2014 9:18:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There should be ONLY ONE campaign finance law: “Total Discloure.”

You MUST report every penny you receive and where it came from.

That’s it.

You cannot accept anonymous donations, any person or company can donate any amount they want, but since you are advocating for a public office you must reveal yourself to the public.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 9:28:58 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K
The idea of anonymity was to protect the donor from government retaliation. If transparency is the goal only those who are unconcerned about OSHA, IRS, EPA and immigration audits will donate and the rights of all others which have been solemnified by the Supreme Court will be effectively denied.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 9:37:07 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Mr. K

Certain political constituencies make death threats to donors against their causes. And since those constituencies are worshiped, they get no legal blowback as they should. So I see nothing wrong with anonymous donations to PACs. Period.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 9:45:12 AM PST by afsnco
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To: Mr. K

How about...NO!

If everything has to be disclosed it would in effect any business/owner from donating anything.

The demonrats would sick all the government agencies on them and drive them out of business.

The unions would send the rent-a-mob over to picket and protest.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 9:46:32 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

So gettign money out of campaigns would be the result?

Hmmm...


6 posted on 03/06/2014 9:58:04 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

All it would do is get CONSERVATIVE money out of politics!


7 posted on 03/06/2014 10:08:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Some Lefty wrote in the comments: As Norm has written all they want to do is to get these organizations to release their donor lists.

Correct. They want the names, so they can target them. Get them fired from their jobs, prevent them from getting hired.

Now the the Left controls most of the money-stealing societal institutions, this is an easy plan for them to implement.

8 posted on 03/06/2014 11:01:26 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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