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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 12:37 PM
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Are GOP and IRS targeting nonprofits that advocate un-Republican policies?
Uh...yeah!

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/21/politics/21charity.ht...

Nonprofit Groups Question Motive for Federal Actions
By STEPHANIE STROM

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is locked in a standoff with the Internal Revenue Service, preferring to risk its tax exemption rather than hand over documents for an I.R.S. review that the civil rights group contends is politically motivated.

While it is rare for an organization to defy the I.R.S. openly, the N.A.A.C.P. is not the only group that believes it is being made a government target for its positions on issues.

Roughly a dozen nonprofit organizations have publicly contended that government agencies and Congressional offices have used reviews, audits, investigations, law enforcement actions and the threat of a loss of federal money to discourage them from activities and advocacy that in any way challenge government policies, and nonprofit leaders say more are complaining quietly.

"In previous administrations, there's been the occasional instance of what might appear to be retaliation, but when it started happening in a serial way, it began to look like a pattern to us," said Kay Guinane, counsel for the nonprofit advocacy project of OMB Watch, a government watchdog group that has published two reports on the issue.

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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 12:39 PM
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1. Unquestionably. Nixon tried it and failed, but that was another country
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 12:41 PM
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2. Sounds like it
and it seems that it's being done hush, hush, just like everything else the neocons do.

Sounds like the case in Kansas(I think?) where the records for the abortion clinic are trying to be seized. I don't remember the status of that little witchhunt.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 01:29 PM
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3. kick n/t
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