Paul L. Caron

Friday, November 29, 2013

The IRS Scandal, Day 204

IRS Logo 2Wall Street Journal editorial:  The Latest IRS Political Crackdown: An Ambiguous New Rule to Stop Americans From Influencing Elections:

The Obama Administration doesn't lack for nerve or, more to the point, disdain for the law. Even as investigations continue into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups, Treasury and the IRS are introducing a new regulation to further restrict the ability of nonprofit groups to participate in elections. ...

The IRS is soliciting comments on its draft, so here's ours: The same agency that showed it is willing to use the tax code to punish critics of the President can't be trusted to limit anyone's political speech.

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