May 15, 2013 1 Comment
As the IRS scandal bursts upon America, there is a lot to talk about. Tea Party and conservative groups are ordered to produce reams of evidence to support their request for non-profit status. Some of the requests go well beyond what the IRS needs to determine if a group is a legitimate non-profit.
While the IRS is putting conservative groups through the wringer, there is one gigantic example of double standards at the IRS. This case alone is compelling enough to demand at the very least a lot of IRS employees be fired or perhaps even the IRS be disbanded.
What is it?
While the IRS causes as many problems for conservative organizations as possible, liberal organizations get a completely free pass on everything.
Liberal groups or groups with connections to Obama are quickly approved for non-profit status. Liberal groups that violate the rules governing their non-profit status get a free pass.
No group more exemplifies this problem than Media Matters for America.
Media Matters for America is a 501c3. As such it is described as an educational non-profit, which means that its purpose must be to support the public good and it must, for the most part, avoid partisan activities.
Media Matters has been nothing but partisan. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find anything Media Matters has done that a sane person could call educational.
Media Matters engaged in a war against Fox News, that was called a guerilla warfare campaign of sabotage against Fox.
edia Matters is one of a number of left wing tax-exempt groups that should be investigated for a violation of their tax-exempt status.
When Media Matters coordinated with the Justice Department to spin coverage of the Fast and Furious scandal, many experts viewed that as a complete violation of their status as a non-profit organization.
Unfortunately for America, we will not see an investigation anytime soon. The left has a simple philosophy. The government exists to help the left grab power, maintain power and punish those who would oppose the left.
The other culprit here is the tax code itself. Neither Media Matters nor many of these other left wing groups would exist but for the fact the tax code allows for the creation of these non-profits. The left learned long ago how to control and use non-profits to their advantage.
The tax code is seven times longer than the Bible and unlike the Bible; there is no good news to be had. It is time we abolished the entire Byzantine tax code. If groups like Media Matters want to survive, let them do so without taxpayers subsidizing them.
While conservatives also use non-profits, that is still no reason to keep non-profits or the tax code.
A tax code that gives someone like Barack Obama the tools to oppress those who disagree with them, is a tax code that is antithecal to liberty. It is a tax code that must be abolished in favor of a tax code that embraces and expands liberty.
It is time for the IRS to be disbanded.