Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sixteen Scandals: Defiance

Story by Katrina Trinko in The Corner, in its entirety:
Steve King called for charities struggling to get 501 (c)(3) status to “defy the IRS.”
Both tea-party and pro-life groups have faced struggles in getting the IRS to give them tax-exempt status.
“If you’re a 501 (c)(3) and you’re afraid of the IRS, just go ahead and defy the IRS on that!” King declared during a speech at The Family Leader summit.
“I’ll stand there with you,” the Iowa congressman added. 
Leaving aside the question of whether "struggle" is the appropriate word for having to fill out kind of a lot of forms and lie about how you're really a social welfare organization and not involved in politics, and leaving aside the fact that many groups not affiliated with Tea Party or anti-choice movements have had to "struggle" in the same way, I want to know exactly what form this defiance, with Steve standing there, is going to take. Will they insist on paying the taxes they've been exempted from?

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