Tuesday, May 28, 2013

IN-DEPTH: The Real IRS Scandal (Via: Randi Rhodes)

After all the confusion & lies in the media, the real IRS scandal is the same one it's always been - at least since 1959.

Since nearly the beginning of the IRS controversy, Randi's been saying the same thing on the radio that Lawrence O'Donnell has been saying on the television: That there is a real scandal at the IRS, but it's not the one most people in the media and politics - especially those like Speaker John Boehner - want you to believe it is.

In under two minutes, Lawrence lays out where the real scandal is - something any English teacher in the world can see.

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That's the difference - one word!

In case you missed the key details, here they are again, written out:
The official 501(c)4 statutory law, created by Congress, says the designation was to apply only to: "Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."
The IRS interpretation guideline of the 501(c)4 rules, written by the IRS in 1959, says: "To be operated exclusively to promote social welfare, an organization must operate primarily to further the common good and general welfare…"

So it should be obvious - the scandal isn't that the IRS went after tea party organizations. It's that they should have gone after ALL 501(c)4s. What would be even better is if they simply eliminated the designation altogether.

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