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Darrell E Issa
Proof that the point of the IRS 'scandal' was to cut the IRS budget
Proof that the point of the IRS 'scandal' was to cut the IRS budget

It was obvious almost from the inception of the ginned-up IRS "scandal" that its goal was to intimidate the agency into allowing bogus nonprofits to funnel cash into election campaigns. That's exactly what happened, as is shown by an exhaustive study by the Center for Public Integrity. Nonprofit tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations, known as C4s from their description in section 501(c)4 of the tax code, aren't permitted to claim a tax exemption for election activities--in fact, they're not supposed to engage in campaign activities at all.  But with the connivance of Congress, they've been crossing the line with impunity. That's a...

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