Top IRS Official Will Invoke 5th Amendment

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)5/22/2013 11:02:46 am PDT

re: #36 Political Atheist

Are you asking me make their case for them? no thanks.

No, I’m asking you to explain what the larger perspective they’re seeing is.

I simply appreciate the difference in perspective. Because as minimal as it may be, the officials have admitted they got the policy of screening wrong. Why and how remains to be fully disclosed. Or perhaps now won’t ever be thanks to a (IMO) conveniently exaggerated fear of jail.

I don’t actually think the policy is a bad one, though, in general. If a new wave of organizations sharing similar names pops up, I think they should get more scrutinity, whether it’s “tea party” or “sustainable”. It makes sense.

I’m coming down on the side of transparency, where everyone involved actually testifies. Some may see that as support for the GOP, which is not my intent.

You are normally an extremely strong supporter of constutitutional rights. Why not in this case?

I am also highly in favor of transparency, which is why I would like every single charitable group formed to be investigated. Since we don’t have money to do that, I think we should, rather than choosing randomly, use intelligence and investigate groups that there is reason to believe may be scammy.

I actually would really, sincerely love it if the IRS specifically investigated every group with ‘green’ in the name, because I passionately believe in evnrionmentalist causes and I only want those groups on my ‘side’ that are being run legally and ethically.