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Obama Administration Wants Crackdown on Political Campaigning by Non-Profits

The Obama administration Tuesday proposed a crackdown on the widespread use of tax-exempt organizations for political campaigning, seeking to reduce the influential role that the secretive groups have played in recent elections.

The new "guidance" issued Tuesday by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service would curtail a broad array of these tax-exempt entities' activities, including campaign advertising, voter registration, get-out-the-vote efforts, and distribution of voter guides and campaign materials.

The process of completing the new regulations could take months, and officials said they expected a lot of feedback, acknowledging the political battles ahead.

Source: Wall Street Journal. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    Pretty sure he's had the IRS doing this already to those organizations that might not support his brand of idiocy.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    I was about to say the same thing, Sevo.

    The real reason it's going to take months to craft the regulations is because it will take that long to make sure the language is stated in such a way that it only applies to THOSE people. You know, the wrong headed, terroristic, unpatriotic believers in the constitution.

  • ||

    The Obama administration Tuesday proposed a crackdown on the widespread use of tax-exempt organizations for political campaigning, seeking to reduce the influential role that the secretive groups have played in recent elections.

    Heh, "recent" elections. If only an idealist Junior Senator could get a fair shake in a public election and free himself from the shadowy oppression of these secretive private-funded groups and embrace some form of open, limited, and equitable public campaign funding...

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