The Last Word

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: "I don’t care whether it’s an organization on the right or the left, they shouldn’t disguise political action behind the guise of social welfare. It’s not healthy, it’s not right, it’s not legal. We should stop it." – Rep Earl Blumenaur, D-OR, Ways & Means Committee   … More The Last Word

You Get What You Pay For: Lessons From the IRS Scandal

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst As the Internal Revenue Service scandal has prompted angry reactions from Republicans, Democrats, Congress and the Obama administration, Henry Aaron looks ahead to propose specific reforms regarding the budget of the IRS and the laws governing the… Greg Russak‘s insight: “Even with adequate staffing, however, the law governing tax exempt … More You Get What You Pay For: Lessons From the IRS Scandal

A look at the tangle of money in politics: the IRS and its tea party tempest – Washington Post

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It’s the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck.   Republicans in Congress are livid with the IRS over its systematic scrutiny of conservative groups during the 2010 and … More A look at the tangle of money in politics: the IRS and its tea party tempest – Washington Post

The Real IRS Scandal

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Yesterday, in response to recent IRS admissions, President Obama called the enhanced investigation of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status “intolerable and inexcusable.” And, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a criminal investigation… Greg Russak‘s insight: "The IRS shouldn’t be apologizing for investigating phony “non-profit” organizations, they should be investigating all politically-motivated … More The Real IRS Scandal