I never thought I would ever defend the IRS, but I have to respond to the flap over the latest so-called “scandal.”
I’m sorry folks, but in this case the IRS was only doing its job. The organizations that were supposedly “targeted” were applying for 501 (c) (4) tax exempt status. The law says that this exemption is for “social welfare” organizations.
The designation cannot be applied to political organizations. Anybody who tries to tell you that the tea party is not primarily a political organization is either delusional or lying.
Any organization that spends millions of dollars trying to defeat the president and other Democratic candidates is a political organization pure and simple. It might believe it is best for the social welfare to run these folks out of office, but I don’t think that’s what officials had in mind when they came up with the 501 (c) (4) designation.
Get over it people. There is no scandal, there was no scandal. This whole debacle is politics. Period.
The Republicans pushing this thing are only trying to make the administration look bad for the 2014 and 2016 elections. The IRS is only trying to make sure that tea party organizations comply with the tax laws and pay their fair share of required taxes.