Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ah, Gail Collins and Charles M. Blow
Here's what Gail Collins had to say about the Congressional hearings on the IRS:
"They were working at the Determinations Unit of the Rulings and Agreements Office of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Spending their lives trying to clarify the 501 (C) (4) status. You try that for a while and see how you like it.
If Congress wanted to help, the members could simplify the law so IRS minions aren't trying to figure out which groups spend only 49% of their resources on politics as opposed to 51 percent...
The IRS employees were stuck with a pile of 70,000 applications for the tax-exempt status that's awarded to organizations engaged in social welfare issues. Recently, political groups have been gaming the system, announcing they're just do-gooders with a minor political sideline in order to qualify. When they succeed, the get to keep their donors secret."
Charles M. Blow amplified:
"The Congressional Tea Party Caucus founder, Michele Bachmann, who never misses a chance to say something asinine, suggested to the conservative web site wnd.com that it was 'reasonable' to worry that the IRS might use Obamacare to kill conservatives...
'Reasonable and 'Bachmann' don't even belong in the same conversation, let alone the same sentence, and yet she remains one of the most visible spokes-women for the movement."
Ah, finally, some actual pith from the un Republicans.
Ye, Gads. Why are all the Congressional Democrats running for cover? Where is Barney Frank when you need him?
Posted by the phantom speaks at 7:04 PM