In May 2013, they admitted that groups with “tea party” or “patriots” in their names were flagged for extra IRS review. People were questioned the content of their prayers, and if they would promise not to protest Planned Parenthood.
What could make this worse? If the IRS gave these documents to a left-wing organization as a part of the process.
Enter the Darth Vader of the conservative world, George Soros.
WASHINGTON – Though President Obama insists the Internal Revenue Service is not guilty of the political targeting of nonprofits, WND has learned the agency contracts with an avowedly “progressive” organization supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups.The federal agency process sends details contained in the annual filings for organizations with $50,000 in annual receipts or less to the Urban Institute, which is funded at least partly by government payments as well as contributions from far-left activist George Soros.The IRS page directs groups to file with the Urban Institute, although apparently other providers also can file the Form 990 documentation, which is required of every nonprofit, small and large.The IRS.gov page on the “Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations – Form 990-N (e-Postcard)” includes instructions to file online, and includes a direct link to the Urban Institute. [emphasis added.]
Pardon me, but my brain just hurt at how deep this particular rabbit hole just dropped. ”Hi, if you want your tax exempt status, give your documents to Soros, and hope that you’re not on his s*** list.” Because nothing can go wrong that way. And there’s no way out of this. None. These folks are required to submit this form, or lose tax-exempt status. There’s not even a paper form to avoid going through the UI site.
Heck, the link is on the IRS page, taking you away from the IRS and to “our trusted partner,” the Urban Institute.
UI doesn’t even pretend to be a neutral party.
The supposedly “nonpartisan” organization’s employees have a record of donating nearly 100 percent of their political contributions to Democrats, and officially, the Urban Institute advocates for totally socialized medicine, carbon taxes and amnesty for illegal aliens.And UI’s president, Sarah Rosen Wartell, is the co-founder of the Center for American Progress, widely considered ground zero for the development of many of the Obama administration’s progressive policies….Even the Los Angeles Times has unabashedly labeled the Urban Institute a “leading liberal think tank.”
Quite literally, every last penny that UI gets goes to a Democrat. Not middle of the road, not right, not third party, to the left and only the left. Forever to the left, never ever to the right. Ever penny that their employeesgive only goes to left-wing groups.
How did these people get into the business?
The Urban Institute got into the tax forms with the help of the IRS, which turned over documentation from 200,000 nonprofits from the American Cancer Society to the Heritage Foundation so a database could be created.
That’s just … Great. Isn’t it? Let’s make a database, so we know who gave what to whom. I wonder if we can figure out people’s beliefs based on what they give money to, then target the individuals.
There’s no possible way this can get worse. None. At all. Period. End sentence. There would have to be an order written in blood from Obama, or a certified political apparatchik up to their elbows in this. Thankfully, it’s not that bad yet. Look down the people involved with UI. The big donor is Soros, the vice chairwoman of their Board of Trustees is Jamie Gorelick…
Jamie Gorelick, of the Black Lagoon
Oh, f&*k me. Gorelick? Again? Why the hell hasn’t anyone forced this creature of darkness back into the crypt from which she came? If she isn’t considered a bad luck charm by now, someone isn’t paying attention.
For those of you who don’t remember Jamie Gorelick, she’s a former Clintonista, creator of the wall put up between the FBI and the CIA, usually credited as part of the reason 9-11 happened. She was on the ground during the Branch Davidian train wreck in Waco, investigated the explosion of TWA Flight 800, she repped BP after the oil spill in the Gulf, and now she’s in the eye of the storm on the IRS scandal.
Looking over their governing board feels like old home week, with people who are connected to Clinton, Obama, or Democrats at large. How does one not see this and thing “Massive left-wing conspiracy”?
These are the people who were given non-profit forms? This is like giving Planned Parenthood tax returns to Pat Robertson, or Richard Dawkins’ tax returns to the Catholic church. While we’re at it, why don’t we give Microsoft’s tax forms to Apple? Or Amazon’s to Barnes and Nobles? Or John Scalzi’s to Larry Correia? It isn’t done.
This is such garbage. What is the IRS doing outsourcing their documents to other people in the first place? They are all but putting people’s lives into the hands of whatever random schmuck is assigned this. I’m not surprised there were leaks. In fact, I’m surprised there haven’t been more leaks. To which the answer can only be “give it time.”
Now that we know who’s behind the processing, one can only speculate how far down the rest of this rabbit hole goes. Possibly, straight to hell.