Note, the “tax exempt groups” referred to in this article are the groups that apply for, and are approved for tax exempt IRS designation 501(c)3.
Recently I learned that “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) was given tax exempt status by the Obama Administration and received a $100 million commitment from the Ford Foundation and $50 million from George Soros. This is very troubling to me. Especially when you consider that during the Obama Administration there were hundreds of conservative groups’ tax exempt applications illegally delayed, with many never getting approved. When I became aware of BLM being designated as a tax exempt group I researched IRS tax exempt group requirements and activities. What l found was very “troubling”!
David Horowitz provides a lot of details in his new book, “Big Agenda” about the astonishing imbalance that exist regarding liberal tax exempt groups versus conservative tax exempt groups. For example, liberal groups have more than $100 billion in assets. This is more than 10 times the assets that conservative groups have. The significance of this huge asset advantage is the liberal groups’ annual income from their assets is more than 10 times the annual income the conservative groups have from their assets! And this does not count the huge annual contributions the liberal groups get from wealthy, America hating liberals like George Soros. What is even more frightening is that some of the data Horowitz referenced was from 2012, which is the latest data available when he wrote the book. From everything I have read and heard, during Obama’s last four years the GAP between the number of liberal tax exempt groups and conservative tax exempt groups, and their funding, got much bigger!
Here are two specific examples from Horowitz’s book that indicate, by comparison how overwhelming the liberal group numbers, and revenue, was in 2012:
- There were 117 liberal tax exempt organizations that devoted more than 50% of their activities to advocating for open borders and citizen rights for illegal aliens. There were only 9 conservative groups opposing the liberal groups’ agendas.
- The liberal groups noted above had $306.1 million to support their agendas while the conservative groups had only $13.8 million to support their efforts to oppose the liberal groups’ agendas.
How did such an imbalance in tax exempt groups happen? As you can see from the following information taken off the IRS website there is ample opportunity for IIRS and DOJ personnel to make a BIASED DECISION regarding a group’s eligibility for tax exempt designation, or if they can keep their tax exempt designation if they already have one.
According to the IRS website in order to qualify for tax exempt designation, organizations “must be organized and operated exclusively for tax exempt purposes “. They “may not be an action organization, ie., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates”. “The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interest”.
“Exempt Purposes – Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)
The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. The term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.”
As noted earlier it is easy to see how the requirements for tax exempt designation are somewhat “open to interpretation” by a racist and corrupt IRS or DOJ.
In his book Horowitz also points out that many of the liberal tax exempt groups have non tax exempt arms where they openly conduct partisan activities, sometimes with the same personnel doing both tax exempt and non-tax exempt activity. Who decides where the lines are drawn in these situations? The IRS or the DOJ!
Obviously the frightening imbalance in liberal tax exempt groups versus tax exempt conservative groups was not a creation of the Obama Administration, but it did get much bigger during Obama’s two terms in office. It actually began during Bill Clinton’s two terms in office. In one of my previous articles I detailed how the DOJ became the Depart of Injustice during the Clinton Administration, remained that way to a degree during President Bush’s two terms (due to 911 and the resulting war on terror consuming practically all the Bush Administration’s time and efforts), and then became the Department of Injustice on steroids as soon as Obama was sworn in to his first term in office. Having an openly racist and corrupt Department of Injustice was a critical component of the explosion of liberal tax exempt groups and the open suppression of conservative tax exempt groups during Obama’s two terms in office
I originally thought that the suppression of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status during Obama’s first term in office had a significant effect on the 2012 presidential race. Now that I know what an imbalance we have between tax exempt liberal groups and conservative groups, I am convinced that this situation did play a major role in Obama’s re-election. It is also easier to understand how:
- The protest movements like Occupy, BLM, and the Anti Trump Woman’s March were so large and well-coordinated.
- Hillary, the most flawed Presidential candidate in history got so many votes.
- The absurd efforts in Washington to disrupt the Trump Presidency are so persistent.
The tax exempt status of all special interest groups must be reviewed and corrected immediately. If it is not America cannot survive!
As I said in closing some of my recent articles, getting President Trump elected was only the beginning. We must continue to support him, his staff and the actual Conservatives who are in Washington so President Trump can continue to do what he set out to do and pledged to do. Stay informed and involved. Communicate with your elected representatives and demand changes regarding term limits, open public records, transparency in all government activities, fiscal responsibility, and reasonable performance standards for all government employees.
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