Irony: Former IRS Commissioner’s Wife Works For 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) Group ‘Public Campaign’

Posted by on Jun 04, 2013 at 11:37 am

Apparently these folks had no problem getting themselves a tax exemption.

Public Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 charitable organization. It has an on-going relationship with Public Campaign Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)4 organization.

Laughably they tout themselves as non-partisan.

Public Campaign is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics.

Of course that’s an obsession of the left. Only they can have money to campaign with. All others must be denied, especially if you’re a Tea Party group.

Here’s a list of the non-partisan (cough, cough) Board of Directors:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Common Cause Education Fund
Richard Mazess
Compton Foundation
Democracy Education Fund
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
John Hunting
Copen Family Fund
Harold Simmons Foundation, Inc.
Deborah Salkind
Committee for Economic Development
Columbia Foundation
Alan Davis
The Streisand Foundation
Arkay Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ford Foundation
Proteus Fund
Health Care for America Now!
Proteus Fund

That covers the broad political spectrum from the left to the far left to the radical left.

So isn’t it curious that the guy who was in charge of the IRS while they were targeting conservatives has a wife working for this outfit? Here she is participating in some non-partisan public outreach:

The wife of the former IRS commissioner who ran the tax agency when it was singling out conservative groups was apparently involved — at least briefly — in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Susan L. Anderson sent a tweet in December 2011 asking people in the Washington area to attend an Occupy Wall Street rally.

Anderson’s active role in promoting OWS is the latest curious detail to emerge as scrutiny focuses on her husband, ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.

In a Dec. 6 tweet, Anderson, a senior program adviser for the D.C.-based group Public Campaign, tweeted “DC, good morning! Come down to the Mall and tell your 99% story!” as well as a picture of a white tent with a poster on the outside saying, “Story of the 99%. Training Today 830.”

It’s safe to say the Shulmans are part of the 1%. Now you would think the so-called 99% would want nothing to do with an intrusive government outfit like the IRS, huh?

When the scandal over the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups broke, Public Campaign also appeared to defend the tax agency.

Now for a group that allegedly wants money out of politics, it’s curious they were lauding the man who shattered campaign fundraising records.

Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign applauded President Obama’s campaign for introducing text message donations and urged others to follow suit as a way to empower small dollar donors in our political system.“President Obama revolutionized small donor fundraising in 2008—and introducing text message donations of $50 or less is an extension of that,” said Aaron Scherb, Legislative Program Manager at Public Campaign. “We urge other candidates, including Gov. Mitt Romney, to do the same to help raise the voices of everyday people in our political process.”

Ironically, he just happened to be her husband’s boss. Funny that.

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