Dem. Congressmen Attack the Victims of IRS Targeting
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The answer is six, not to give away the ending. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) attacked victims of IRS targeting at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, saying that it was their fault they were targeted because they applied for tax-exempt status.
In a five-minute span, these are the things McDermott got wrong.
(1) “None of your organizations were kept from organizing, or silenced.”
Technically, sure. But failing to make these groups 501(c)(3)s or 501(c)(4)s infringed on their First Amendment rights. Had these groups been treated fairly, their donor lists would not be public. Because they were not granted tax-exempt status, however, many witnesses testified that their donors were fearful of giving.