Paul L. Caron

Friday, February 24, 2012

Senate Candidate Calls for Investigation of IRS 'Assault' on Tea Party

JamieVirginia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radtke has asked the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to launch a formal investigation into abusive actions by the IRS toward Tea Party and Patriot organizations:

On Friday, Radtke sent a letter to Congressman Darrell Issa describing IRS actions toward conservative organizations currently seeking IRS non-profit status as “an assault by the Internal Revenue Service on Tea Party and Patriot groups.” As an example, Radtke mentioned the plight of Richmond Tea Party, which applied for 501(c)(4) non-profit status more than two years ago. After waiting two and a half years for approval, the IRS recently communicated a new set of overly-burdensome and invasive demands for information that exceed the scope of the IRS code.


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Posted by: Rich K | Feb 26, 2012 1:33:18 PM

The IRS is typically to scared to pull such a move. Or they dont care enough. I'm still waiting on an approval for 501submitted Nov. 10th I submitted for a friend (I typically stay far away from non-profit issues). For a Summer camp. Don't think there is political motivation on that.

Never attribute to malice what could be attributed to bureaucratic quagmire.

Anthony E Parent

Posted by: Tax Attorney | Feb 26, 2012 4:27:58 AM

The IRS assault, from a President who threatened to sic the IRS on his political enemies (in a joke), is going on in Ohio as well. The Ohio Liberty Council, a loose grouping of over 100 TEA party groups, has had the same experience, as well as the Portage County TEA Party.

This is an attempt to drain resources and effort from the 2012 election campaign. It will backfire and blow up in the President's face.

Posted by: pablo panadero | Feb 26, 2012 4:27:40 AM