ACLU and ACLJ are upset over the IRS
May 10, 2013 4:05pm CST
It seems that the IRS (low level workers) in Ohio decided to delay the Tax Exempt status of any group that had Tea Party, or Patriot in their name. They also made unusual demands on information that was not necessary and was seen as an undue burden on the groups. The head of the tax exempt unit did issue an apology during a conference in Washington. Later the IRS said that no disciplinary action was taken against any employee. Government employees trying to stop free speech during an election year and it is seen as no big thing, just some low level employees acting on their own. In any private sector business these people would be gone as would the people up the ladder to the department head. Many people who are outspoken against the government have complained that they receive very close scrutiny of their taxes and are often audited. It seems that this one government agency has almost unlimited power and answers to no one and can take property without a due process hearing. The IRS seems like it is becoming political and used to punish people or groups that are opposed to the government. When the ACLU and the ACLJ join forces you know there is something very wrong and in this case the IRS needs to be gutted and one simple tax code implemented. There needs to be a through investigation and people need to be fired to send a message that the bureaucrats are out of control and need to be held accountable.
Organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews