In its September 2013 issue “Verdict,” Judicial Watch reported, “The nation’s tax-collecting agency stonewalled the tax-exempt applications of ‘Tea Party’-type organizations, subjected conservative organizations to unnecessary and abusive audits, leaked confidential tax information from IRS files and attacked conservative donors.
“This unprecedented level of politicization inside the supposedly non-political federal agency had a singular purpose: to suppress the Tea Party and other critics of the Obama administration during Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.”
In a Washington Times article dated 8-29-13, lawyer Cleta Mitchell said, “This is tantamount to an audit. This is the continuation of the same thing they’ve been doing for four years. They have not stopped. Tea Party Patriots has responded to all of the requests of the IRS to date, but that has gotten us nowhere.”
What of the American Legion? The Wall Street Journal reported that American Legion Posts are being fined $1,000 per day for not having documents.
“As former military members, the one thing we know how to do is follow regulations,” said Louis Celli, national legislative director for the American Legion. “The inspection manual they give to inspectors tells them to look for documents that we’re not told to maintain in the first place.”
Help us eliminate the IRS by passing the FairTax. Recent positive developments for the FairTax include: all of Alaska’s and all of Kansas’ federal legislators have signed on as co-sponsors of The FairTax Act of 2013. The House bill is H. R. 25 while the Senate bill is S. 122. Rep. Bridenstine (R-OK) recently held a town hall meeting where 1,300 FairTax supporters rallied for his speech on tax reform. South Carolina hopes to pass Bill 3116, a state FairTax Act. NC state senator Bob Rucho said, “We’ll go to zero with the income tax.”
Al Ose, Wisconsin Rapids