OBAMA USES IRS TO PUNISH AND INTIMIDATE THE TEA PARTY!

17 Feb

OBAMA USES IRS TO PUNISH THE TEA PARTY

This is just another example of the ABUSE OF POWER perpetrated by this administration. This request was filed in JUNE 2010, every leftist whacko group in the country had their tax status approved in as little as 5 MONTHS!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) — A coalition of Tea Party groups in the state says it won’t comply with an IRS request for additional information on their non-profit application.

“We certainly think it is an effort by the government to collect information that we don’t believe they’re entitled to under the first amendment,” said Tom Zawistowski, president of the Ohio Liberty Council.

The IRS sent the group two pages worth of items it needed to complete the request which was filed with the IRS 18 months ago according to Zawistowski. Among the items the IRS said it needed: time and location of each event the group has held, copies of handouts distributed at events, and names of any candidates that spoke. They also requested a print out of each page of the organization’s website and Facebook page.

“I defy any American to read that and not think it’s the KGB. It’s Soviet-style questions,” he said.

Zawistowski called the request “unreasonable, overly burdensome, intrusive and possibly politically motivated” and said they have little to do with determining the organization’s qualifications for non-profit status. 

“Instead we believe that your requests force our organization to either forfeit our First Amendment Rights to Free Political Speech and Freedom of Assembly or deny us the non-profit status we are entitled to under IRS regulations. Neither of which is acceptable,” Zawistowski wrote in a letter to the IRS.

Congressman Steve LaTourette is also looking into the matter according to Zawistowski.

Zawistowski says his group sent the IRS a lot of detailed information when they filed their application in June 2010.

It’s not just the Ohio group that’s received a response like this from the IRS. Zawistowski says similar groups in Texas, Virginia, and Washington state are getting the same response.

The Ohio Liberty Council has over 75 affiliate groups around Ohio.

The IRS did not immediately return a call for comment.

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One Response to “OBAMA USES IRS TO PUNISH AND INTIMIDATE THE TEA PARTY!”

  1. icanbeatobama February 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Not just the Tea Party by the way, anyone who dissents from their view. See below about Z Street (a pro Israel lobby group set up to counter J Street, the faux Israel lobby group):

    http://www.zstreet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=592%3Az-streets-claim-of-unconstitutional-behavior-by-irs-recognized-by-federal-court&catid=8%3Ahomepage#JOSC_TOP

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