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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)
Wed May 15, 2013, 01:21 PM
Dragonfli (8,106 posts)
6. In theory at least, it would mean they spent it on promoting "social welfare"
As you said, I would also like to see such evidence that these groups so altruistically spend money and are formed to promote such "social welfare".
I do not believe right wing groups have ever been witnessed exhibiting signs of either altruism or social welfare advocacy, at least not in 50 years or so. The closest thing would be advocating for the end of spending government money on social welfare, sort of the opposite really.
I really don't understand why The IRS has, of course, apologized to offended RWers, but not liberals. I know the righties were falling all over their fainting couches, but that should not be proof of anything, certainly not that they were owed any apologies.
I find these groups on their face to be little more than front groups for collecting campaign money from sources that wish to remain anonymous. They also have flooded the markets with right wing political ads during campaign season, they are supposed to spend the bulk of their time and money on social welfare advocacy, yet I have not seen proof of any time or money spent on that, and it would have to be a much larger sum than what they have been seen spending electing right wingers, one would think such huge resource allocations would be obvious.
The other thing that pisses me of is the selective outrage at what was done to the baggers, yet no outrage or concern for liberal groups, it lends the appearance of favoring the right while ignoring the left
And at today's press conference, the President said that, if true, the IRS's actions were "outrageous and there's no place for it." Those responsible will "be held fully accountable."
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