Money in Politics – ‘GOP Senators Press IRS on Rule Changes’
Much like Mitt Romney’s taxes………..some things we, ‘We The People’, the American public, aren’t suppose to know………………….
‘Senate Republicans Filibuster DISCLOSE Act ‘
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/07/16/527291/senate-republicans-filibuster-disclose-act/
Matt Lauer : “Are there no fair questions about the distribution of wealth without it being seen as envy, though?”
Mitt Romney : “You know I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms..”
‘A group of Republican senators is pressing the Internal Revenue Service for more information on its plans to consider changing regulations of politically active non-profit groups like Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, which have been accused of misusing their tax-exempt status to influence elections’.
‘The letter from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, and nine other Republican Senators is the latest in a battle that involves tax-exempt groups like Crossroads GPS, which has been trying to boost Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The group, known as a 501c(4) after the section of the tax code under which it operates, has spent more than $50 million on television ads in the last three months alone, either to attack U.S. President Barack Obama or promote Mr. Romney’.
‘The money has drawn the attention of groups like Democracy 21, which has asked the IRS to investigate Crossroads GPS and to tightly define which groups can qualify for 501c(4) status, which allows the groups to keep the identity of their donors a secret. The IRS wrote last month that it would “consider proposed changes in this area.”
From : http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/08/06/gop-senators-press-irs-on-rule-changes/