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(Talking Points Memo)   Republicans demand the IRS leave anonymous political groups alone because otherwise things might get all political and stuff   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 17
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2012-08-07 04:36:36 PM
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I bet I could be political, too.
 
2012-08-07 04:38:33 PM
This will come back to bite them when it is used against them more effectively.
 
2012-08-07 04:39:19 PM
Taxes = theft
Speech = money
Therefore the IRS looking at super PACs = slicing open your voicebox in the dead of the night.
 
2012-08-07 04:40:59 PM
How dare the IRS even contemplate enforcing the law when breaking it benefits Republicans. I'm certain the IRS jackbooted thugs eviscerate those super PACs just the same way they obliterated all those churches for politicking at the pulpit.
 
2012-08-07 04:45:14 PM

sprawl15: Taxes = theft
Speech = money
Therefore the IRS looking at super PACs = slicing open your voicebox in the dead of the night.


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2012-08-07 04:48:31 PM
www.maximumpc.com
leave anonymous political groups alone
 
2012-08-07 04:57:25 PM

qorkfiend: sprawl15: Taxes = theft
Speech = money
Therefore the IRS looking at super PACs = slicing open your voicebox in the dead of the night.

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Could we have The Gentlemen show up at the RNC *and* DNC both this year? The sound of silence would be great (and while they are at it, could they get their seven human hearts from a few of the politicos there? Say, Pelosi, Boehner, and McConnell for starters?).
 
2012-08-07 05:19:34 PM
FTFA: The squabble is about how forcefully to crack down on groups approved under special 501(c)(4) tax status by claiming to primarily engage in "social welfare," but which pour significant resources into political activities. Democrats want a strict cap on how much money they may spend for politics; Republicans prefer the ambiguity of the status quo.

So we all know the system is broken, and no one is even bothering to deny that. The difference is that Democrats want to fix the system by strictly defining exactly how much money the 501(c)(4)'s can dump into the political process, while the Republicans are happy to continue cashing the checks. Party uber alles.
 
2012-08-07 05:41:56 PM
Orrin Hatch wrote a letter where he expressed "... concerns about the sanctity of the tax code..."??? WTF!

geekman.com

/Head aspode
 
2012-08-07 06:09:20 PM
Republicans support medical marijuana. They are true pioneers in supporting small businesses who produce products in america while providing american jobs.

Almost said that with a striaght face.
 
2012-08-07 06:56:21 PM
In response, 12 Republican senators - including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) - sent the IRS a letter warning them not to do just that, arguing that stricter enforcement could get mired in a political agenda.

What they mean is, try to enforce any of the tax codes on record, and we will mire you in a political agenda that would make the last debt-ceiling debacle look like a sunny day at the beach.
 
2012-08-07 07:29:56 PM
This just goes to show why the republicans need to be voted out of office maybe an epic defeat will put some sanity back into the party.
 
2012-08-07 07:54:56 PM
Awwwww.....the GOPigs don't want us to find out about all the Saudi Oil Barons, African Diamond Tyrants, Israeli warmongers who want us to attack Iran, and good old American polluters that are bankrolling RoMONEY, do they?
 
2012-08-07 10:15:32 PM
Ok, so we know where the bodies are buried now.

And odds that if the Director of the IRS wasn't already going to roast these organizations over a fire, he's breaking out the kindling now?
 
2012-08-07 10:25:43 PM
Never liked strict IRS enforcement even before it became a political party plant.

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2012-08-07 10:49:00 PM

grimlock1972: This just goes to show why the republicans need to be voted out of office maybe an epic defeat will put some sanity back into the party.


NOPE
Never going to happen.
This would require the GOP to admit that it has made mistakes and be able to enumerate them.
But the GOP is against 'critical thinking' skills.
 
2012-08-08 03:29:58 AM

Gyrfalcon: In response, 12 Republican senators - including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) - sent the IRS a letter warning them not to do just that, arguing that stricter enforcement could get mired in a political agenda.

What they mean is, try to enforce any of the tax codes on record, and we will mire you in a political agenda that would make the last debt-ceiling debacle look like a sunny day at the beach.


The proper retort to that is: Why don't you take your political agenda and shove it up your ass.

Turns out we'll be fine.
 
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