Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Police State         


According to the Wall Street Journal, the Internal Revenue Service used its power to attack pro-Israel groups.  While the WSJ article is (free for you) subscriber only, here is the gist of it.

Not only did the IRS target politically conservative groups, they also sought to deny tax exempt authorizations to groups who, quoting the Wall Street Journal, “whose missions might conflict with Administration policies.  The IRS’s ‘Be on the Lookout’ list that November [2010] also included red flags for groups referring to ‘disputed territories.’”

The Journal goes on to report that Jewish groups seeking normal tax exempt status received questionnaires with ideologically oriented questions that are eerily familiar in their nature to the types of political inquiries made to tea party applicants.

According to the publication, “one questionnaire we’ve seen from the IRS to another Jewish group applying for tax-exempt status asked, ‘Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?’ and ‘Describe your organization’s religious belief system toward the land of Israel.’”

Now that we know that the IRS engaged in litmus testing of applicants based upon their support of Israel’s right to exist as a pre-determiner on whether a Jewish group should have received 501 (c) status, the Obama Administration can no longer cling to the notion that they were merely focusing upon conservative political groups.
The bald and ugly truth is that Obama’s IRS was being used for political purposes before even the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, and before the term “tea party group” was even included in the agency’s black list. As the Journal reports, “emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the IRS and State Department were conferring in 2009 about pro-Israel groups like Z Street and considering arguments to deny their tax-exempt applications.”
This disclosure should frighten every American as it is evidence that...


Anonymous said...

Will this socialist democrat - on - socialist democrat violence ever stop? Will the Hebe's in America ever get a clue? Has Debbie Wasserman Schultz regrown her once enormous "schwartz"? Only the shadow knows. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

So.... actual question: Is it actually necessary to go for tax-exempt status when doing what these groups do?

Why not bypass that?

And say why publicly?


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