It seems the Tea Party has been targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding their tax exempt status. The Tea Party who claim they are “taxed enough already” is a 501(c)(4) non-profit group and thus tax exempt. They are allowed under their 501(c)(4) status to lobby for political causes, donate to political campaigns, and endorse candidates unlike 501(c)(3) non-profits. The IRS was following through to see if in fact the Tea Party groups qualified for their tax exempt status.
The alleged targeting by the IRS has upset quite a few conservatives and the Tea Party insists that President Obama take action immediately by first and foremost calling the investigations an “act of terror.”
“This is just reprehensible that the IRS would target such freedom-loving Americans, and it’s proof that big government is out to get those who seek to return autonomy to every citizen,” said Michele Bachmann (R-MN). “They want to get us, and this is an attack. Big government is terrorizing the Tea Party and other conservative groups, and I won’t rest until President Obama calls this blatant disregard of freedom an act of terror.”
“Why does President Obama hate America?” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to a crowd of supporters in Kentucky. “His hatred of the constitution is showing through this latest IRS scandal. He wants the true patriots of this nation to suffer so he can further his socialist agenda and turn us into a statist embarrassment to the rest of the world. He needs to get to the bottom of this act of terror inflicted on the Tea Party. I won’t stand for it, and neither should you! If he doesn’t stand up for us real Americans we may need to even raise the impeachment question.”
Now some may question the validity behind the conservative outrage seeing as none of the tax exempt statuses for the Tea Party were revoked, but nevertheless, they are mad and they aren’t about to let it go.