Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Obama’s proposed IRS rules to limit tax-exempt status concern liberals, too

Opposition grows from both sides

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan, February 24, 2014

The Obama administration’s proposed crackdown on tea party and other nonprofit groups that want to play a role in politics is quietly crumbling as opposition builds across the political spectrum to new IRS rules.

Almost all of the nearly 70,000 public comments submitted as of Monday night were vehemently opposed to the proposal, which would limit the ability of social welfare nonprofits — those organized under 501(c)(4) of the tax code — to even talk about candidates in the two months before an election.

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