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Friday, October 23, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 897

IRS Logo 2Daily Kos, Karl Rove's Newest 'Social Welfare' Group Spending Millions to Keep the Senate in Republican Hands:

If you're a regular Digest reader, you've seen reference recently to a new conservative group called One Nation that's been spending money to run ads on behalf of vulnerable Republican senators. The organization is not a super PAC but a 501(c)(4), a type of non-profit that is supposed to promote "social welfare" causes and cannot primarily engage in political activity. Unlike super PACs, these non-profits don't have to disclose their donors, and of course, the rules on limiting political activity are regularly flouted.

There had been talk in recent years about clamping down on these abuses, but after Republicans in Congress successfully mau-maued the IRS with trumped-up charges that the agency had unfairly targeted tea party groups, those enforcement efforts have collapsed. (One grotesque example: A North Carolina "social welfare" outfit called Carolina Rising spent 97 percent of its $5 million budget on ads to help Republican Thom Tillis defeat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan last year.)

(Hat Tip: Ted Seto.)

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Comments

This totalitarian dbag didn't mention any of the thousands of Democrat groups that engage in politics. Until he holds BLM and other Democrat groups to the same standard, he should stfu.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 23, 2015 4:24:58 PM

Thanks again on your efforts to keep us updated on the IRS scandal. It will be a great day when the individuals involved are finally held responsible for their illegal activities.

Posted by: nbpundit | Oct 23, 2015 9:27:54 AM

When you have the Obama campaign accepting millions of dollars in untraceable credit card donations from overseas, IRS oversight is already a joke.
Better to have no enforcement that the selective enforcement and oversight the IRS has engaged in in the past.

Posted by: Isab | Oct 23, 2015 9:14:39 AM

"Republicans in Congress successfully mau-maued the IRS with trumped-up charges that the agency had unfairly targeted tea party groups"

Really ... trumped up?

Posted by: Roux | Oct 23, 2015 8:54:18 AM