There is growing evidence that the Obama administration is using the powers of the Internal Revenue Service to intimidate and in some cases silence opposition in the form of the Tea Party. The Tea Party is a very loose coalition of like-minded folks who are tired of uncontrolled spending, uncontrolled growth of government, and the uncontrolled erosion of the Constitution. Most Tea Party organizations are city, neighborhood, or county groups seeking to support candidates who share their values. Since these organizations are small and not nationally affiliated, they are almost always led by volunteers and have only enough money to buy cookies and kool-aide for the next meeting.
Enter the IRS. When these organizations seek tax exempt status they are subjected to intense scrutiny and held to a much stricter standard than similar organizations without a conservative political agenda, case in point- Media Matters. Not only is Media Matters tax exempt, it receives funding from the federal government to carry out its far left agenda.
Just like the bullying of the ACLU, the IRS has become the bully arm of this administration. For those of you on the left who support these actions, be careful, while I would be just as indignant if the IRS or the ACLU went after left wing organizations, I am not in power and I cannot guarantee the scruples of those who might seek to continue destroying this country by destroying the loyal opposition at some future date.
Have a Great Day!
I am a 72 year old retired Army officer and retired educational administrator. I am a conservative who usually votes Republican. I am a member of the Tea Party. I am a staunch student of and advocate for the Constitution. I am an active Christian saved by grace.