Vulnerable Senate Dems Ask IRS to Get Aggressive With Conservative Groups


Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.

In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.

“If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s abusing the tax code. And either side.”




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3 comments on “Vulnerable Senate Dems Ask IRS to Get Aggressive With Conservative Groups
  1. Patty Weaver says:

    Let me get this straight………The Dem/lib-turds are asking for the IRS to act ILLEGALLY ??? and they are asking right up front, in the open, for all to hear this ILLEGAL request ??? Go figure. They are so brazen that they think that they can request an arm of the Federal Government to act on their behalf to help them win elections ?? Do I have it right ???

  2. Let’s get on the back of Congress to investigate this and raise cain until we get action. Let’s also investigate Obummer’s trips abroad and Nancy Pelosi’s too! Let’s demand an answer! Fritz

  3. Top Hat says:

    This can’t be the type of America Americans want, elected officials using government agencies to corrupt elections by force. Elected democrats using these methods should be sent home as it is the same corruption they have demonstrated against their public, their voters. And head of such agencies, like the IRS, who corrupt the election should be arrested and tried for their corruptive actions and left with history to repeat over and over again what kind of people they are.