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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supreme Court brought about IRS scandal

  •   Most of us believe what we want to believe and don’t always let truth get in the way. If someone agrees with us they are brilliant and idiots if they don’t.

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    Dear editor,

     

            Most of us believe what we want to believe and don’t always let truth get in the way. If someone agrees with us they are brilliant and idiots if they don’t. To the idiots who may read my letters this is what I think about the IRS scandal. Ever since our “corporate” Supreme Court decided that corporations and unions are people there has been a huge increase in applications for tax-free status from political groups. The law says the majority of their undertakings must be "social welfare" and only slightly political. Reportedly, in 2012, the IRS received about 3.400 requests for status as nonprofits, 85% from conservative groups with about 300 given increased scrutiny, 75 of which were conservative. Presumably, the job of the IRS was to determine whether they qualified. I presume the scandal is that someone in the government was doing their job. Why shouldn't we all be able to declare ourselves a nonprofit. After all, what we earn is for social welfare. Ours! Why should we be taxed? Of course, such frivolity is for those that can afford it and they may be able to afford it because they pay no taxes. Talk about a scandal. Why isn't Congress storming the gates about that? Why that would kill the "Golden Goose" that makes them and lobbyists very wealthy.  Next to the EPA the IRS is the most disliked agency in Washington by Republicans. The IRS only protects the rich, not the rest of us. We the Chumps.

    Albert Newland

    Pittsburg

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