Breaking: Karl Rove Not Entirely Honest
Fear not. I already have put in a call to Captain Renaud, Prefect of Police.
The return, signed under penalty of perjury specified that the grants would be used for social welfare purposes, “and not for political expenditures, consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt mission.” But that’s not what happened. New tax documents, made public last Tuesday, indicate that at least $11.2 million of the grant money given to the group Americans for Tax Reform was spent on political activities expressly advocating for or against candidates. This means Crossroads spent at least $85.7 million on political activities in 2012, not the $74.5 million reported to the Internal Revenue Service. That’s about 45 percent of its total expenditures.
It is here where we remind our readers about the Citizens United decision, and about one of the more famous dicta pronounced by Justice Anthony Kennedy who, from all the available evidence, apparently vacations on Mars: “We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.”
Of course not.