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Sen. Wyden: Political Groups Should Expect IRS Scrutiny

That'll learn 'em

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is turning the tables of the IRS scandal from the government taxing authority to the organizations it unfairly targeted.

"If political organizations don't want to be scrutinized by government they shouldn't seek privileges like tax free status and donor anonymity," he said during the Senate Finance Committee's more than three hour hearing on the IRS scandal.

The IRS is embroiled in a national scandal after revealing that it has targeted tea party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for nonprofit, 501(c)4 status.

He also tweeted it, brewing up a firestorm of responses on the social media site.

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  1. “If political organizations don’t want to be scrutinized by government they shouldn’t seek privileges like tax free status and donor anonymity,” he said during the Senate Finance Committee’s more than three hour hearing on the IRS scandal.

    Parsed:
    ‘If you don’t like to be beaten, STFU!’

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