Supply-Siders and Environmentalists vs. the World


David "Club for Growth" Keating and Carl "Sierra Club" Pope are in the Hill newspaper today, united to oppose any ban on 527 activity.

Hill readers may not realize it, but if you and a few neighbors and friends decide to get together and buy a billboard and newspaper ad criticizing your local congressman's vote on a recent bill, if this bill passes, your small group of community activists may just have become a 527. And those of you who spent more than $5,000 each on the ads might even be facing some prison time for your temerity in appealing to your fellow citizens — even if you were just trying to counter some ads run by Washington special interests who organize under other provisions in the tax code.

Daily Kos agrees; the ACLU doesn't, too.