Witness: IRS warned us not to protest Planned Parenthood

posted at 2:41 pm on June 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

We covered this earlier in the course of the IRS scandal coverage, and we’ve also noted the IRS response to the outrage, which was that the man running the agency couldn’t be certain that demanding to know prayer activity from applicants was necessarily inappropriate.   Today, the head of the pro-life organization that was instructed by the IRS that it better not be protesting Planned Parenthood got an opportunity to tell her story directly to the House committee.  Sue Martinek not only named names, but also pointed out that this scrutiny predated the March 2010 start date that the Treasury IG found for the agency’s assault on conservative activists:

At a hearing today over the Internal Revenue Service and how it targeted conservative and pro-life group, the head of one pro-life organization provide details about how the federal agency discriminated against it.

Sue Martinek, President of the Coalition for Life of Iowa,  explained to the House Ways and Means Committee that her pro-life group “is a grass-roots, low-budget public charity founded in 2004, to provide prayer, education, and related activities about the sanctity of life from conception to death.”

This passage could have come directly from George Orwell’s imagination, emphasis mine:

“[T]he IRS continued questioning us,” Martinek continued. “On June 22, 2009, IRS Agent Richards sent us additional written requests, as follows: ‘Please explain how all of your activities, including the prayer meetings held outside of Planned Parenthood are considered educational as defined under 501(c)(3).”

She added: “Organizations exempt under 501(c)(3) may present opinions with scientific or medical facts. Please explain in detail the activities at the prayer meetings. Also, please provide the percentage of time your organization spends on prayer groups as compared with the other activities of the organization. Please explain in detail the signs that are being held up outside of Planned Parenthood and explain how they are considered educational.’ When we met at our next board meeting, we all were disappointed with the IRS’ request.”

Yes, when I pray to our Lord, I usually check in with my local IRS office to ensure I’m not transgressing their authority by appealing to Him.  We are The Bureaucracy, and thou shalt have no other God before us.

More importantly, though, note that this began in June 2009 — long before Citizens United, with the Tea Party movement still in its nascent stage.  This demonstrates a hostility to conservative, pro-life activism that existed within the IRS well before the supposed triggering event from the Supreme Court.  It came well before the eruption of outrage at Congressional town-hall events during the recess of August 2009 that put the Tea Party movement on the national radar.

So what’s the excuse this time?  Critics will certainly suspect that the administration tried to boost an important ally in Planned Parenthood by kneecapping its opponents, and so far none of the explanations offered by the IRS on the other targeting would explain this outrage.

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Orwell’s future: 1
Huxley’s future: 1
Spengler’s future: 1

Dead heat, fellas

RiverCocytus on June 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The IRS thought this was an appropriate line of questioning, did they? Well then, they’re really going to love the line of questioning that goes something like “which prison do you want to ask for?”.

MTF on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

So what’s the excuse this time?

1. Sequester.
2. Previous administration.
3. Bush.
4. Racist for asking.
5. Headwinds.

Gatsu on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Back In The USSR.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

And while a pro-life group is attacked by the government, Lois Lerner is personally fast-tracking the Barak H. Obama foundation without any scrutiny whatsoever.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

No kiddin’, Komrade.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

WEll, if you had not applied for tax-exempt status, we wouldn’t have had to ask you those questions.

Besides, Issa is leading you over a cliff anyway, so what difference does it make.

BacaDog on June 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

We are The Bureaucracy, and thou shalt have no other God before us.

You nailed it, Ed. Tongue in cheek, but accurate nonetheless. The State is a jealous State and this is exactly what they are saying. Thou shalt have no other God before Us…..

now kneel, citizen!

ted c on June 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Darkness is always afraid of the Light.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Drip…drip…drip…

nextgen_repub on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

When will the IRS chase the few hundred “temples” throughout Rockland County NY.

You know, the primary residences that say “Temple” for tax purposes…

Odie1941 on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I am thankful that these who were attacked/targeted by the thug irs are getting to tell their side of the story. I hope that it will get the those in dc to DO something to stop this krap, but I doubt it?
L

letget on June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Practice run.

This took some time to put together and they needed some practice.

Started pretty early in Obama’s first term.

Jabberwock on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

But that’s not political because our tax dollars go into “Planned Parenthood”. What a mixed up world we live in. Not a single Dem will have a change of heart because of this. This is exactly why it is futile for the Rubio-pelican party to try to be Dem-Light.

Sadly, the days of the Republican party are over. It is fully time for a Conservative party. Not a penny or one vote more. And frankly, I think it’s too late for a Conservative party to make a difference. Too much debt. Too much everything has stacked up.

It’s time for post-american America.

oldroy on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Not quite yet, IMO. The minute a special prosecutor takes over these very public hearings will be gone. I want the public upset at what their government has done for no other reason than partisan politics. That a pro-life group is told they have to give up their civil rights if they want the same tax status as some pro-abortion group is more than just wrong and illegal. It goes against what this nation stands for. We need the utter corruption of the left on full display for as long as possible.

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

2nd that KJ@2:46

cmsinaz on June 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

You’re right. But, I’m steaming. I feel a heckuva KJ Rant coming.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I have taken part in prayer walks in front of planned parenthood. They are a powerful and moving event. Trust me, it makes the PP folks very nervous.

ted c on June 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Agree. I want the IRS laid bare. NOW !

It is the perfect set-up for when all the ACA howling begins in 2014.

Jabberwock on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Please explain in detail the activities at the prayer meetings. Also, please provide the percentage of time your organization spends on prayer groups as compared with the other activities of the organization. Please explain in detail the signs that are being held up outside of Planned Parenthood and explain how they are considered educational.’

Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. If the IRS believes it is exempt from the First Amendment, it IS a creature of Congress…

Abortion kills human beings. Such a sign IS educational, for those who don’t know this.

Steve Z on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

is a grass-roots, low-budget public charity founded in 2004, to provide prayer, education, and related activities about the sanctity of life from conception to death.

Obviously a dangerous group then.
/sarc

BTW, does anyone know if the various Occupy groups are or sought 501(c)(3) or (4) tax exemption? It’d be pretty interesting to see what questions the IRS asked of them.

rbj on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Yeah, appointed by Holder. No thanks.

Besides, as soon a special prosecutor is appointed, everybody clams up and the flow of new information stops. And I can guarantee that any report from a SP won’t be available till after November 2014.

Just my opinion.

Curtiss on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Happy Nomad on June 4, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Absolutely.

The full bore dumbassery of McDermott, Crowley, Cummings and others needs to be on full public display in all its glory.

BacaDog on June 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

So what’s the excuse this time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUkbuhXzbvI

burrata on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

So what’s the excuse this time?
1. Sequester.
2. Previous administration.
3. Bush.
4. Racist for asking.
5. Headwinds.

Gatsu

You forgot 6. Shut up.

Mason on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I can already imagine the media defense of this: The IRS is a law enforcement arm, and they had to make sure there would be no more George Tiller incidents.

If the IRS asked these kinds of questions of a church, how many churches in the country would be tax-exempt right now? Can you imagine the leaders of a mosque being asked these questions?

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Low information voter won’t know about these hearins if only fox and cspan air it….they’ll hear circus and over reach

cmsinaz on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

So that jihad financing outfit run by Hussein and his kenyan family , from right here in USA, what questions were asked to grant it IRS approval RETROACTIVELY ??

burrata on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Do the racists at La Raza have tax exempt status?

Thicklugdonkey on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I’ll help you round ‘em up on the trains!

– HA’s resident trollcotted brownshirt

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Sweet lady, and she was not too nervous. I could not do that.

Ted Torgerson on June 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

“Organizations exempt under 501(c)(3) may present opinions with scientific or medical facts.”

But not religious information… who do you think you are freely expressing your religion… that isn’t allowed here in the USA.

Oh, it’s in the 1st Amendment? Really? Damn… don’t report that in the media; I doubt many people know about it, maybe we can bury it.

gekkobear on June 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

I’ve been called a government/Obama conspiracy nut by friends and neighbors, even my wife sometimes, all of which are “conservative”…

…several of them have apologized to me in the last week…

PatriotRider on June 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

She gave, by far, the best opening statement, IMHO.

Planned Parenthood receives shitloads of taxpayer dollars, but only Coalition for Life of Iowa, with its $1600 operating deficit last year, is the real threat to democracy, political discourse, and poses the biggest risk of violence.

Yeah, several people praying on the sidewalk opposite to an abortion clinic is a threat worst than any ever posed by Al Qaeda./

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Do the racists at La Raza have tax exempt status?

Thicklugdonkey on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Yes, an unconditional exemption.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Prediction: templates for questions posed by the IRS will no doubt be traced back to one or all of the following:

Tides Foundation
Think Progress
oFA
SEIU
Acorn
Planned Parenthood
Val Jarret
David Plouffe

can_con on June 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

So that jihad financing outfit run by Hussein and his kenyan family , from right here in USA, what questions were asked to grant it IRS approval RETROACTIVELY ??

burrata on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Ever seen any US Islamic groups protesting an Obama agenda item?

Yeah, me either.

There’s your answer.

Curtiss on June 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

So what’s the excuse this time? Critics will certainly suspect that the administration tried to boost an important ally in Planned Parenthood by kneecapping its opponents, and so far none of the explanations offered by the IRS on the other targeting would explain this outrage.

As if there’s any explanation that could justify these actions?

A government agency was used by the politburo to enforce political thought and we think there might be a justifiable explanation.

BS. I say… BS.

Skywise on June 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

You forgot 6. Shut up.

Mason on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Apologies, as that sure seems like the tact they are taking here too.

Gatsu on June 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

It is time for mass civil disobedience.

Nutstuyu on June 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Back In The USSR.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Exactly. This shouldn’t be happening in America. I guess this is the Fundamental Transformation of America I keep hearing about.

Even more shocking is that Dem voters think this is a big joke, something to be mocked by their comedian newscasters and entertainers.

visions on June 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Do the racists at La Raza have tax exempt status?

Thicklugdonkey on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Here’s a list of some of the more well-known leftist groups with tax-exempt status:

Government Gone Wild!

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I have taken part in prayer walks in front of planned parenthood. They are a powerful and moving event. Trust me, it makes the PP folks very nervous.

ted c on June 4, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Ultrasounds make the PP folks very nervous too.

monalisa on June 4, 2013 at 3:10 PM

but but but OVERREACH!!!!

dogsoldier on June 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Agree. This video is frightening.

faraway on June 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Do the racists at La Raza have tax exempt status?

Thicklugdonkey on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Is Sotomayor a member? Perhaps the “wise Latina” can enlighten us.

dogsoldier on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Can you imagine the leaders of a mosque being asked these questions?

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Actually I can. Muslims tend to be dedicated pro-lifers when it comes to abortion. One of numerous political issues they differ greatly with Dems on. Democrats bend over backwards when it comes to protecting Muslims because they know if it ever comes down to pure ideology on issues Muslims will oppose them. Dems will also always put themselves on the side of ideology above all else.

Muslims are not a natural constituency of Dems (See treatment of women, abortion, and gay marriage). This is why Dems treat the Muslims with kid gloves while simultaneously attacking Christians. If the Muslims ever spoke out, the Dems would be attacking them the same they do to Christians. Muslims won’t do this because Dems give them political cover to continue ignoring extremism within their ranks.

Dems do all they can to keep their loose voter alliances based on divisive criteria because if they focused on issues, they would lose.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Only if his name is Torquemada.

CurtZHP on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

So lemme get this straight ( ya ya I’m a homophobe )
the community organizer from Sh1*cago , once he got himself into the highest office, proceeded to eliminate other community organizers to hold on to power ?
Wow, who could have known in 2007 that a thug was capable of such thuggery ?

burrata on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I agree also.

dogsoldier on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

This happening right after Obama took office.

Can Conservatives say “I told you so”, yet?

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Progressives will not be shamed by this. They enjoy it…

It gives them confidence that Obama is doing what they wanted, which is establish a totalitarian socialist paradise.

William Eaton on June 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

My sincerest wish is to the have the Committee ask a question of their own to these IRS dirtbags:

“Ever been in a Turkish prison?”

If only we could make that happen, both question and action..lol

RadioAngel on June 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM

A better question might be did they get held up forever or approved right away? Were they persecuted? Did anyone ask them if they intended to behead any or all of their family members?

Just curious…

dogsoldier on June 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Hence the old saw, “Politics makes for strange bedfellows.”

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

This happening right after Obama took office.

Can Conservatives say “I told you so”, yet?

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

John McCain…

Obama is a decent person and a person you don’t have to be scared of as president of the United States

faraway on June 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

A better question might be did they get held up forever or approved right away? Were they persecuted? Did anyone ask them if they intended to behead any or all of their family members?

Just curious…

dogsoldier on June 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Had the IRS been involved with people trying to stop the Ground Zero mosque, the LSM would have talked about it in terms of politicizing, Tea Party moles, bigotry, etc.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

SWalker.

Midas on June 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Looks like the “War on Women” is actually a democrat war on conservative women. Seriously hope some of these strong conservative women consider running for office.

monalisa on June 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM

A government agency was used by the politburo to enforce political thought and we think there might be a justifiable explanation.

BS. I say… BS.

Skywise on June 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

This administration maxed out it’s benefit of a doubt debit card very early in it’s first term. They don’t get anymore.

squint on June 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund is 501(c)(4). They are the lobbying arm of PP. PP also has a 501(c)(3) organization. What questionnaires did they receive about their protesting/advocacy?

http://www.stealthpacs.org/profile.cfm?org_id=2835

Planned Parenthood also has announced plans to file with the Federal Election Commission as a Qualified Non-profit Corporation (also known as a “Massachusetts Citizens for Life,” or MCFL, group), a status set aside for ideological 501(c)(4) corporations that do not accept funds from labor unions or corporations.8 Such groups are permitted to use unlimited donations from individuals to pay for “express advocacy” communications, which urge the election or defeat of candidates. They also may make “electioneering communications,” which are defined as broadcast ads that mention candidates during the 60 days preceding general elections or the 30 days preceding primaries or conventions. Other independent groups are prohibited by the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act (BCRA) from making electioneering communications unless they set up separate, segregated funds that do not receive corporate or union money.9

Qualified Non-profit Corporations are required to report independent expenditures — spending specifically directed at supporting or opposing political candidates — to the Federal Election Commission. But unlike other groups that may expressly advocate for candidates, qualified non-profits are not always required to disclose their contributors. Like other 501(c)(4) organizations, they must disclose their political expenditures to the IRS and are prohibited from devoting themselves primarily to the purpose of affecting the outcomes of elections.10

Qualified Non-profit Corporation status “is just another tool in our arsenal, which I think makes our case even more compelling to those donors who want to help us,” PPAF political director David Williams told the Associated Press in March 2004.11

Even PP agrees that not having the tax-exempt status leads to less donations.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

If the Muslims ever spoke out, the Dems would be attacking them the same they do to Christians. Muslims won’t do this because Dems give them political cover to continue ignoring extremism within their ranks.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Actually, I suspect it’s simpler than that. Dems/libs/etc – not just here, but abroad – leave Muslims alone out of fear, nothing more. If they thought Christians were as volatile and prone to violence (in reality, as opposed to intellectually lazy posturing and demagoguing that they are), they’d leave Christians alone, too.

Midas on June 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

MOBY Axelrod Should Pay Attention: To Thunderous Applause, Jay Leno Calls For Closing The IRS, Instead Of GITMO

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Welp, looks like Jay’s getting audited this year.

squint on June 4, 2013 at 3:32 PM

…….Muslims are not a natural constituency of Dems (See treatment of women, abortion, and gay marriage). This is why Dems treat the Muslims with kid gloves while simultaneously attacking Christians. If the Muslims ever spoke out, the Dems would be attacking them the same they do to Christians. Muslims won’t do this because Dems give them political cover to continue ignoring extremism within their ranks.

Dems do all they can to keep their loose voter alliances based on divisive criteria because if they focused on issues, they would lose.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I disagree, or at least I’d like to point out an alternative: Dems won’t go after them on those issues because the Dems fear a fatwa. Pizzed-off muslims have some in their ranks that will do more than protest and chant, they leave messages pinned into chests with knives.

iurockhead on June 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Hence the old saw, “Politics makes for strange bedfellows.”

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I would make a minor amendment:

“Liberal politics makes for strange bedfellows.”

Conservatives occasionally find an odd bedfellow, but it is usually only in limited circumstances relating to 1 specific issue.

Democrats franchise these strange bedfellows into entire blocks of voters. They dominate when it comes to single issue voters. Conservative voters are too well rounded and have too many issues that they care about to be grouped politically like that.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I disagree, or at least I’d like to point out an alternative: Dems won’t go after them on those issues because the Dems fear a fatwa. Pizzed-off muslims have some in their ranks that will do more than protest and chant, they leave messages pinned into chests with knives.

iurockhead on June 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I don’t think in that situation Dems would blame Muslims. They would blame conservatives and Republicans for the actions of the Muslims.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Actually, I suspect it’s simpler than that. Dems/libs/etc – not just here, but abroad – leave Muslims alone out of fear, nothing more. If they thought Christians were as volatile and prone to violence (in reality, as opposed to intellectually lazy posturing and demagoguing that they are), they’d leave Christians alone, too.

Midas on June 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

But libs aren’t “just leaving them alone”, they are actively advocating on their behalf. 1 example in recent memory is the 9/11 mosque controversy. I’m sure there are others. It just seems that liberals are actively defending Muslims while actively attacking Christians.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

‘That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want. The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.’

- Harry Belafonte told the race-p1mp, Al Sharpton

Belafonte went on to claim that people, who work to keep government limited, taxes low and the country solvent, are ‘violating the American desire.’

This is the true language of the Left unmasked.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I don’t think in that situation Dems would blame Muslims. They would blame conservatives and Republicans for the actions of the Muslims.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Ah, yes! The old, “You provoked them,” line that Dems love. Much the same, I guess, as McDermott’s left-handed assertion the IRS was ‘provoked’ to be unfair by Tea Party groups legally filing for status under the law.

Liam on June 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

But libs aren’t “just leaving them alone”, they are actively advocating on their behalf. 1 example in recent memory is the 9/11 mosque controversy. I’m sure there are others. It just seems that liberals are actively defending Muslims while actively attacking Christians.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

They’re just cozying up to the croc, hoping it will eat them last.

squint on June 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Midas on June 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

both of you bring up such good points. i do really want the left to caught between a rock and a hard place on this issue. i want to start throwing “islamophobe!!!!11″ accusations against the left, that will be so much fun…

Sachiko on June 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Belafonte went on to claim that people, who work to keep government limited, taxes low and the country solvent, are ‘violating the American desire.’

This is the true language of the Left unmasked.

Resist We Much on June 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Ironic, the “Banana Boat Song” guy wants a Banana Republic.

squint on June 4, 2013 at 3:48 PM

But libs aren’t “just leaving them alone”, they are actively advocating on their behalf. 1 example in recent memory is the 9/11 mosque controversy. I’m sure there are others. It just seems that liberals are actively defending Muslims while actively attacking Christians.

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

true. i think this is how it is: libs attack Christian people and beliefs, but they defend Muslim people and ignore the beliefs. that’s what it seems like to me.

Sachiko on June 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

They’re just cozying up to the croc, hoping it will eat them last.

squint on June 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Like this?

‘The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam’
-B. Obama September, 2012

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So what’s the excuse this time? Critics will certainly suspect that the administration tried to boost an important ally in Planned Parenthood by kneecapping its opponents, and so far none of the explanations offered by the IRS on the other targeting would explain this outrage.

Planned Barrenhood is an important partner of Team SCOAMT, getting federal tax money to do its mission of depopulating the country one unborn at a time.

Steve Eggleston on June 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Orwell’s future: 1
Huxley’s future: 1
Spengler’s future: 1

Dead heat, fellas

RiverCocytus on June 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

My money’s on Spengler, RC.

Bruno Strozek on June 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM

What about a select committee to investigate this..?

d1carter on June 4, 2013 at 4:28 PM

what dolts. Did they think that no one would look at who signed these clearly illegal official documents.

Also, if I were a tax attorney, I’d be torn as how to answer these questions:

1. I decline to answer because the questions are not related to any specific governmental standard
2. They are educational because people will learn from our example.
3. Please explain what guidance the IRS code or regulations has with how our answers will be reviewed.

joeindc44 on June 4, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Do the racists at La Raza have tax exempt status?

Thicklugdonkey on June 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Actually, groups like La Raza have a “special” designation, they’re not just tax “exempt”, they’re actually PAID by the U.S. Taxpayer. It’s the little known ACORN clause Obama and his cronies in Congress put in the tax code during his first two years in office.

Meople on June 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

weaselyone on June 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I disagree with you. There is an abortion mill right on Schaefer Rd. in east Dearborn. Muslims have never objected to it. There are no PP clinics on the west side that I know of, where the Catholics live.

8 weight on June 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Actually, groups like La Raza have a “special” designation, they’re not just tax “exempt”, they’re actually PAID by the U.S. Taxpayer. It’s the little known ACORN clause Obama and his cronies in Congress put in the tax code during his first two years in office.

Meople on June 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM

The irony.

petunia on June 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM

please explain how pooping on cop cars is educational.

joeindc44 on June 4, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Genocide is the soulmate of Utopianism.

RushBaby on June 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM

It is time for a Special Prosecutor.

kingsjester on June 4, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Personally I’d like to see a special executioner just for managers and employees of the IRS.

Oldnuke on June 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Bullying and intimidation at the hallmarks of this administration. And have always been the hallmarks of the IRS.

Axion on June 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Satan…Thou name is Obama.

logicman_1998 on June 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM