Lawrence O'Donnell may not have had much luck with his petition to get the White House to do something about the IRS not following the statute on these 501c4 groups and their tax-exempt status when they're clearly nothing more than political organizations, so here's hoping that Rep. Chris Van Hollen gets some better results with the courts.
This latest revelation that the IRS singled out progressive groups ought to put an end to the conservatives continuing to prop up this fake "scandal" but I'm not holding my breath that facts will matter to them any time soon.
Yep, we were <a href="http://seeingtheforest.com/phony-irs-scandal-weve-been-okeefed-again/">"O'Keefed" again</a>. It turns out that the IRS really was just doing its job -- scrutinizing all kinds of groups applying for special tax status, not "targeting conservatives" as has been widely reported. Of course anti-government scandal-mongers are trying to make this sound bad, saying this means the "targeting" was "broader" than first thought. That's like saying people are "targeted" to pay their taxes on April 15. Anyway the "scandal's" purpose was achieved: the IRS is going to give corporate-funded political groups a pass now and let them "self-certify" that they aren't breaking the rules.
Someone needs to ask Sen. Chuck Schumer to watch a few of Lawrence O'Donnell's recent segments on this so-called IRS "scandal" regarding the tax exempt status of these "social welfare" groups that are really just political organizations that want to hide their donor list.