Schumer’s IRS

Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 at 8:45 am

Did Chuck Schumer try to use the IRS to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling — and stick a dagger in the heart of conservative groups?

That’s the gist of a complaint filed this week with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

In Citizens United, the court held that bans on independent political expenditures by corporations, associations and labor unions are bans on speech.

The Center for Competitive Politics is asking that Schumer and nine other Democratic senators be investigated for trying to use the IRS to suppress the free speech of political opponents.

The complaint notes Schumer signed letters asking the IRS if it was investigating “social welfare organizations” to see if they were improperly campaigning.

Turns out the IRS did investigate. And — surprise! — almost all the groups singled out for special IRS scrutiny were conservative.

It also points to a Schumer speech made earlier this year called “The Rise of the Tea Party and How Progressives Can Fight Back.” The speech, says the complaint, explains how the IRS could be a tool “to stamp out Tea Party organizations.”

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2 Responses to “Schumer’s IRS”

  1. Jim on 7/07/14 at 2:20 pm

    It’s all of the democrat NGO’s/501c’s that are the ” social welfare ” groups and guilty as charged! Sooo very many are Commie/foreign funded and ALL political! Look at PETA alone killing 90+% of every animal they claim to ” find new homes” and pushing only politics with their fraud/funding…Every SOROs group and many other ” religious ” groups are just a few more….

  2. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III on 7/07/14 at 5:26 pm

    I have seen video of Schumer’s speeches on this subject. I thought he was in violation of the law at that time and am pleased someone finally is doing something about this. I do not know who these Senators think they are, but I am sure it is nothing a long prison sentence will not fix. To use government power against those who oppose you is both unAmerican and illegal. I hope Schumer pays the price for the arrogance.