235 days ago.
Was it right for IRS officials in Cincinnati to "target" tea party groups for investigation? Should these individuals be fired? AND is there more to this story than meets the eye?
... The answer to the first question is "no"! There should be zero tolera0nce for government officials (regardless of party affiliation) who use their powers for political revenge. Yes, these folks should be fired! ... Having said that, we remember that righties never complained when the Nixon or Bush people did the same thing to lefty groups like Common Cause or ACORN. Using IRS powers to "punish" political opponents is WRONG, no matter who does it! ... On the other hand, there IS evidence that some blatantly political groups abuse their 501(c)k tax-exemption status, claiming to be "non-profit" or "social-interest" groups. Thanks to the SCOTUS "Citizens United" ruling, some so-called "tea party" groups claim that they are "non-political social-interest" groups, although they receive funding from political entities like "Freedom Works" that ARE political. Should these groups be investigated? You bet'cha!