Friday, April 21, 2006

Late-Night Radio with Real Action

For those of you who are able to stay awake AFTER Jessica finishes off the leftybonzos, it will be just as exciting--Mark Levin's show begins on WISN radio May 1st.

Who's Mark Levin?

Landmark Legal Foundation today asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate numerous activities by the National Education Association's Wisconsin affiliate, the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) that may have violated federal tax law.

The WEAC made a total of $430,000 in contributions to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) that weren't reported on WEAC's tax returns. The DLCC is a political organization formed by the Democratic National Committee to provide funding and logistical assistance to state legislative campaigns around the country. The WEAC contributions, which were reported by the DLCC on its tax filings, were made in 2000 and 2002, and were apparently used by the DLCC to underwrite state legislative campaigns in California and elsewhere.

WEAC is a 501(c)(5) tax-exempt union under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). As a 501(c)(5), WEAC is required to report and pay federal income tax on almost any general revenue funds used for political purposes, including contributions made by the union to political organizations like the DLCC (called 527s, for the section of the IRC under which they areformed.) WEAC's own 527, the Wisconsin Education Association Council -- Political Action Committee (WEAC-PAC), also did not report the DLCC contributions in question on their tax filings.

In addition to both the WEAC and DLCC tax filings, and the tax returns of WEAC-PAC, Landmark's complaint includes media reports and other information detailing the use of apparently tax-exempt revenues by the union to fund overtly political contributions.

"Wisconsin's teachers should be outraged that their union is apparently using their dues money to fund political contributions to California state legislative campaigns," explained Landmark President Mark R. Levin. "And they should be furious that their leaders appear to be thumbing their noses at legal reporting requirements to advance their own political agendas without their members' knowledge or consent."

S'pose Folkbum will be a regular caller on Levin's show?


Marcus Aurelius said...


I will continue to read and enjoy Mark's writing but I hear him from time to time on Hannity. Mark does not have a radio voice.

Dad29 said...

But he DOES have a face for radio.

Jay Bullock said...

Dude, I teach high school. I get up at 5 AM most days. That's past my bedtime.

Dad29 said...

I heard about your occupation. I do business and am up around 5:30 AM.