Eat Your Peas, Drink Your TEA

Posted on February 27, 2012 by


John Kuzmanich, over at KUIK, today discussed some of the apparent efforts by the IRS under the Obama administration to selectively target TEA party organizations around the country. This came out a couple of weeks ago, when a group in Ohio made known what’s been going on for the past year with their application for nonprofit 501(c)(4) status.

If you’ve not tuned into Kuzmanich, you should probably consider it. The 1360 am signal doesn’t get very far (heck, Tualatin mountain blocks it), but you can stream it off the internet, and you’ll likely find it well worth the time. In any case, the IRS/TEA Party issue has been gaining some traction, and it appears to be an especially disturbing glimpse into our collective future, comrades.

Breitbart has recently reported that other TEA Party organizations around the country have been subjected to similar delaying tactics by the agency, in which additional (and irrelevant) information is demanded.

Among the demands sent by the agency: “Please identify your volunteers” or “are there board members or officers who have run or will run for office (including relatives)”? What possible reason would the IRS have for Tea Parties to “name your donors” when said donations are non-deductible?

Although the IRS has messed around since 2010 in many cases, they suddenly demand the above data and more, giving the TEA Party organizations a two-week deadline to comply.

It’s enough to make you wonder if there’s a conflict of interest going on; after all, TEA party folks are well-known to favor reduced government, which is surely anathema to the bureaucrats at the IRS.

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via MaxRedline: Barry, Drink Your TEA.