No more 'targeting' conservative groups like the TEA Party.
The Regime will simply schmeiss 'em.
...to get or keep tax-exempt status, 501(c)(4) organizations must devote a
majority of their work to their “primary” social-welfare purpose. Most
tea party groups were set up with a primary purpose of educating
Americans on pressing problems—the size of government, the erosion of
the Constitution—and did so mainly via nonpartisan voter guides,
speakers forums, pamphlets or voter-registration drives.
What the proposed Treasury/IRS regulation would do is to re-categorize all these efforts as “political activity”—thereby
making it all but impossible for tea party groups to qualify for
501(c)(4) status. Say an outfit’s primary purpose is educating voters on
our unsustainable debt, which it does mainly with a guide explaining
the problem and politicians’ voting records. Under the new rule, that
guide is now “political activity” (rather than “social welfare”), which
likely loses the group tax-exempt status. [...]
What makes this targeting more obvious is that the Obama Treasury
rule only applies to 501(c)(4) groups. The ultra-liberal League of Women
Voters Education Fund is registered as a 501(c)(3)—one of those
“charities” supposedly held to the strictest IRS standards on
politicking. Yet it brags on its website that it holds “candidate
debates and forums,” and that its “educational activities” include
“understanding candidate views and ballot initiatives.” --PW quoting Strassel
See? Now it's "legal"!!
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