Monday, May 13, 2013

Crossing the line?

During the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of instances of the Obama administration crossing the line. What I mean by this is that the IRS kinda targeted charities with the words "tea party" or "patriots" in their name. Naturally this has outraged conservative groups,fox news and republican officials who see this as an intrusion of privacy and an affront to the liberties of hardworking Americans. While this may come across as a jerk move, it isn't exactly illegal. According to the law, it's perfectly fine for the IRS to make sure that tax exempt,nonprofit charities aren't using their funds to promote candidates for public office. If they do this their tax exempt status gets revoked. With that said is it really wrong for the IRS to check and make sure that a 501c3 is what it says it is and not a superPAC? I mean, they did audit the NAACP a decade ago at the insistence of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough for this very reason and no one seems to be even the least bit upset at that. In all honesty there may be a pretty decent case to investigate Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS group. Are we as a country freaking out over another made up scandal? Or do you really believe that this could be the scandal of the decade......outside of the 4 people killed in Benghazi.