Remember the IRS’ Tea Party Scandal? Get Ready for Round Two
Obama will just lie about it again and call them racists.
Check it out:
Notably absent in President Obama’s recent can-do talk about executive action has been a pledge to clean up campaign finance. But that doesn’t mean his administration hasn’t been doing anything about it.
Rather, the question is whether it will have the guts to see through the effort already underway.
The Treasury Department has been advancing a new rule that could radically constrain the actions of so-called 501 c(4) groups—organizations that are the bane of progressive reformers because they often blur the line between education and outright political advocacy and don’t have to disclose their donors.
The proposed rule has Republicans on Capitol Hill at battle stations while advocacy groups on both the left and the right besiege the Internal Revenue Service with objections and put pressure on the Obama administration to modify or suspend it. In particular, conservatives charge that the IRS now wants to legitimize the same sort of screening activity that led them to accuse the agency last year of targeting tea-party groups and other grass-roots advocates.