Re: Re: The IRS. We Are All To Blame.
posted at 5/15/2013 5:24 PM EDT
In response to miscricket's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
In response to UserName99's comment:
501(c)(3) — Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations
501(c)(4) — Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations, and Local Associations of Employees
I'm glad this is in the news. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
These Tea Party organizations should never have been granted 501 (C) 3 or 4 status, because every single one of them are OVERTLY political. Same goes for the ones on the left.
How does a political organization that acts exactly like a third party, makes a point of aligning itself with a major political party, and is dedicated to fielding candidates who proudly call themselves "Tea Party candidates," and willing takes public credit for winning elections fit into any of the prerequisite categories listed avove?
Kick them all out!
The problem here is behavior, not law. But setting that aside, doesn't this point to the whole idea of having profit and non profit organizations so encumbered by regulation? Might it be better to simply eliminate the concept of non profit, it is archaic. You make money, you are taxed.
as far as campaign finance reform, just get rid of it. The idea that this type of legislation can be done impartially and in the best interests of the people has not stood the reality test.
less, not more, is the answer here.
This is where people get confused. Non profit is a business model..not a tax status. Not all non profits are tax exempt.
In my opinion..the only non profits who should be allowed to apply for tax exempt status are 501(c) 3', 501(c)19 and 501(c)23. I don't believe 527's or social welfare groups should be considered tax exempt. I think there are too many tax exempt categories.
I say no tax exempt status, period. Enough Of this nonsense.
these governmment vultures just suck out the money in other ways. Level the field.