Originally posted by ownbestenemy
Originally posted by XPLodER
should right wing political groups be allowed to pretend to be charities,
so that they can collect tax exempt money,
and then spend that money with right leaning companies to help elect their "friends"?
you miss the point,
money was being laundered from charities into right wing advertising campains,
payed to right wing media companies.
if you cant see why this was against the tax code,
and why this should be investigated then you are blind to the facts.
That knew no political boundary; thinking otherwise is putting your head in the sand for "your side".
had to answer the SAME questions and under go the SAME scrutiny.
its the tax law that it be ensured what was stated on the "application" was true,
and that the money be used for the "purpose" it was collected.
left or right i dont really care,
ANYONE applying for exemption under this social welfare "privilege"
should be "thoroughly" investigated to ensure that the "primary" purpose of application "is in the public interest"
for the general welfare of society,
NOT "primarily" in the interest of ANY group that would use the tax exempt status to funnel money,
for overtly or hidden political purposes.
ALOT of the right wing groups flouted the tax laws and their "primary purpose" was electioneering,
the only way to clarify the position of these groups to satisfy "primary purpose" was a though investigation including questionnaires and web sights
and stated goals of the groups applying.
the right has their panties in a bunch because they gamed the system and got caught.
when you collect "exempt" monies,
then spend them on something you have stated you wont,
then give that money to networks and media from the right,
YOU SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED