"The Other IRS Scandal": David Cay Johnston on Dark Money Political Groups Seeking Tax Exemption

"The Other IRS Scandal": David Cay Johnston on Dark Money Political Groups Seeking Tax Exemption
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"The acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, has been forced to resign days after the IRS apologized to tea party and other right-wing groups for putting extra scrutiny on their bids to become tax-exempt organizations. While the IRS targeting of tea party groups has made headlines for days, far less attention has been paid to the roots of the crisis. After the 2010 landmark Supreme Court decision Citizens United, there was a spike in new political organizations seeking tax-exempt status under tax code Section 501(c)(4). The court ruled these groups could raise unlimited corporate money without disclosing donor information. Several groups have claimed to be social welfare organizations while spending tens of millions of dollars on political operations."

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And Wolfie wants to pass off this "article" of his as newsworthy when the Theatrical Stage Employees Union is the source?

What a joke this Obimbo leg humping troll is.

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"Democracy Now! was created in 1996 by WBAI radio news director Amy Goodman, Pacifica anchor Larry Bensky, Juan Gonzalez, Salim Muwakkie and Julie Drizin. Its aim was to provide "perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media," i.e., the views of radical and foreign journalists, left and labor activists, and ideological foes of capitalism. The popular hard-left show soon began airing not only in New York City but also on the other Pacifica-owned stations in Berkeley, Los Angeles, Houston and Washington, D.C. "

"Key figures at Democracy Now!, such as radio producer Mike Burke and television producers Ana Nogueira, Elizabeth Press and John Hamilton, all have backgrounds in Indymedia. Nogueira also has written for Z Magazine."

"Serious questions have arisen about how Democracy Now!, begun and developed with the resources of Pacifica Radio and grants from the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund and others, suddenly became independent and the effective property of Amy Goodman without recompense to Pacifica. This transfer apparently included valuable assets such as trademarks, ownership of years of archived programs, affiliate station access, and more"

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Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a

You and I knew the reasoning behind the scrutiny right away, but did you really expect the "special" posters here to even have a clue? And do you think they are on the way to understanding the reasons now?

Just for fun let's go for the worst case scenario. What "if" it was done for political purposes? HOLD THE PHONE, first we have to invade a sovereign country under the guise of looking for WMD that we already know do not exist. And the icing on that cake could be to falsely blame that country's leader for the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. And don't worry about doing an "end run" around The United States Congress. Been there, done that, and it's called Iran-Contra.

LOL - And what are the chances of those "special" people understanding any of that?

A card-carrying Republican everybody.

This isn't Stainbrook and Gallagher's first rodeo everyone.

And remember: Obamacare is going well and it keeps reducing the deficit. LOL!


What kills me is after the Bankster ruined our economy (2008) none of them went to jail! Where is the outrage? Why did the Tea Party protest this? This phoney IRS witch hunt is nothing more of the same bunch who are using money and power to control the majority. Citizen's United unleashed the dark money forces through phoney hidden 501C tax exempt corporations who are using huge sums to Bull Shit the majority. You hear it on WSPD with the money laundered thinktanks telling the ignorant why the 1% should be above the law. How many speak to the faithful dittoheads every week on WSPD?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

A 501(c)3 is different from a 501(c)4. The (c)4's are the ones they were looking at because of widespread illegal activity.

Oliver North and his secretary admitted to shredding paperwork to hide information from Congress. And Nixon didn't even come close to what Reagan did. Bush got us to invade a sovereign country based on facts he knew were untrue and Cheney leaked the name of a C.I.A. agent for political payback. I still don't understand why there were no firings, resignations or criminal charges for those things.

First, the facts during Bush's tenure were under dispute but were not known to be untrue. Intelligence gathering is a inexact science and in that case there were indications that it was not true but when compared to the totality it was believed at the time. Also, the Hussein regieme took part in information campaigns to make the US think it had more than it did which is why the Clinton administration and then Sen. Clinton agreed with the Bush admin.

Cheney did not leak the name of the CIA agent. Richard Armitage did.

For a "card carrying Republican" you certain get a lot of facts wrong as it pertains to Republicans yet you allow for a lot of gray area to be accepted on behalf of the current administration.


Are you going to provide a citation for this rambling?

Which part? I'd be happy to. Which part do you feel I need to prove?


All of it. No answer, huh?

All of it.


As to intelligence leading up to the Iraq war, we call them intelligence ESTIMATES not facts. It is really just a guess which is why intel estimates encompass such a wide scope.

http://swampbubbles.com/20130507/obama-losing-court-battles-bocare NMFR describing herself as a card carrying Republican.

There you have it ZC! All my claims cited. Questions all answered.


"Where is the outrage?"

Oh, there's outrage, but you Liberals keep flushing that down the memory hole, because you can't face the fact that you backed the wrong community organizer, and you can't let people say anything bad about a Black guy in a postion of power. We Libertarians are hopping mad about the bailouts and overall corruption, but your boy in the Half-White House has kept the Bailout Economy running full tilt. You can't actually criticize what's going on since Obama's response to the extensive banking fraud culture was to emplace the major banking fraudsters into his own administration:

Larry Summers (became Obama's Director of the National Economic Council)
Tim Geithner (became Obama's Treasury Secretary) *
Ben Bernanke (Obama re-appointed him as Federal Reserve Chairman)

So, nobody went to jail. And really you Liberals don't want your bankers to go to jail, since that would threaten your investment portfolios. Who the FUCK are you really fooling, Wolfman? You vote your wallet as much as the rightwing nutters do.

* Remember the adage about the fox guarding the hen house?

rodeoclown and communist Paul Walltowallshit, do not give a spit at all ?!

The godless heathen's are brave as they can be when they stick up for wanton criminality by their Chicongo job killing, net worth killing, home value killing regime ?!

No wonder Hitler, was elected and re-elected by the same gaggle of jackass morons that are doing it all over again in America , NOW !!!!!!


If Hitler were still alive he would order the extermination of all people named, "Tater".



Makes sense to me...liberals, stupid as they vote, post, think, and lay around mooching off of others hard work.

The Bosco Twins, MikeyA and Tater Tot.

I was actually taking your side ZC.

If you knew what Godwin's Law was you'd know that you won the argument when Tater mentioned the nazi's. the law states that he who implicates nazism or Hitler does so because they cannot defend their argument. Since Tater is clearly an idiot he HAD to invoke it thus losing the argument.


Is it as good for you as it is for me?

I mentioned how STUPID morons like you voted for Hitler and re-elected him. I then stated that zeyadeichmann, thinks like one of those stupid jackasses who did vote for him,which he PROPOSED in his stupid statement, about what Hitler, would do about folks with certain names.

You are a stupid puke eating asshole and a candy assed mollycoddled wimp !!

No wonder you seem as stupid, vapid, dissolute, and as obtuse as your pussy posts all are !!!

America, reeling because of morons who cannot comprehend simple English....heathens with their Woodward GED's, are nauseating....especially, when they post idiocy only dunces could.

Mike Coon,

You can call me all the names you want. The fact is, unlike you, I am able to think, speak, and write in complete thoughts and sentences.

You are what I refer to as internet tough. Which makes sense as Sensor has pointed out you had to assault children with a weapon.

You are the reason Godwin's Law exists and is proven time and time again. You cannot create a cogent argument without reverting to insults or nazi-laiden references.


so, eat shit and die you miserable liberal scum sucking pansy !!!!

BOO !!! Look at the sissy JUMP !!!!

BOO !!! He did it again !!!???
What an asshole...

Tator Tot, your vocabulary is impressive. Keep up the good work. Or, mabe I should begin calling you Clarabell.

votes the straight line mooch class Gimmerat.

Get off your fat ass, get a job, go to work, become a real American, and then move to Detroit.
Where other utterly stupid jackasses like you reside...what a cowardly asshole you are.

Those “Hooked on Phonics” DVDs are really paying off for you.

Aren't those DVD's wonderful? TaterTot, do you play with yourself while you're posting?

gas, 4.5% unemployment rates, home values highest in American History, net worth's highest in American History, work force percentage highest in American History, winning 2 wars with ease,home building -highest in American History,hmmm, I wonder who the real Man, the real President, a real American, was at that time 2001-2008 ?

Oh, it's the fellow who toppled that Saddam Hussein, dictator....

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