The 501(c)3 Grift That Keeps On Grifting

The IRS was taking a good hard look at some of our finer  Hoverround-Gadsden Flag ‘Muricans:

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.

In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.

“That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That’s not how we go about selecting cases for further review,” Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.

“The IRS would like to apologize for that,” she added.

For the life of me I can’t imagine why the IRS would pay special attention to groups comprised of common-sense moms with no non-profit experience and various other grifters who know an easy mark when they see one, particularly when the whole basis of the Tea Party is to get out of paying taxes for fear that those tax dollars might be spent on Poors and Blahs and Youngs.

Next thing you know, the ATF will start throwing shade at rural sovereign man-forts….

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