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Monday, June 10, 2013
IRS is slow to OK charity exemptions, too
The IRS is coming under fire for its prejudicial mistreatment of conservative groups. As the education chairperson for the Lynchburg Tea Party, I am unaware of any tea party group that received approval for 501(c)(4) status.
Today, I’m frustrated that Christian charity groups suffered the same discrimination. One of my groups works with traumatized children in Africa, and our application for 501(c)(3) status was stalled for nearly two years by the IRS, though we have an unblemished 30-year service record.
When we appealed to Rep. Bob Goodlatte to ask the IRS to work on our application, its office in Cincinnati called us to say that we tried to jump the line, and our application had just gone to the bottom of the stack.
The IRS obviously has no fear of congressional action. After all, its leader, Doug Shulman, was logged for 157 visits to the White House.
Kids in Africa who have endured horrific abuse don’t understand liberal politics. They only understand they are suffering. How President Obama and his IRS can be defended for this behavior is beyond logic.
Perhaps Obama will keep his promise to, “Get to the bottom of this.” But that would likely lead to his impeachment.
Starting a drive for an old BMS shrine
The June 3 letter from Wayne Akers (“Developers should flee Blacksburg”) is right on.
If a proposal is something people want or need, it’s nixed in Blacksburg.
Let’s start a fund to finance this shrine at the old Blacksburg Middle School site.
I’ll give a nickel.
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