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Reader comment on: Allison Versus Durbin

Submitted by Walter Olson (United States), Aug 9, 2013 11:32

I think part of the outrage arises because Durbin sent the letters not just to the non-profit he wanted to scrutinize, but to donors, with a threat to publicly pillory those donors. It further raises eyebrows that virtually none of these donors (as Durbin well knows) had actually taken an interest in funding ALEC's work on Stand Your Ground. The motivation of holding such a hearing matters -- if truly meant to explore instances of tax noncompliance it is one thing, if meant to intimidate donors from supporting a group because of its political coloration, quite another. Durbin has given quite a few clues that he intends the latter.

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A non profit has choosen to apply for that status. [48 words]LyleAug 10, 2013 23:36
Agree [10 words]Andrew TerhuneAug 10, 2013 13:19
This isn't about oversight or regulation [157 words]David NieporentAug 9, 2013 23:19
I'm with Allison on this [140 words]Bob RogersAug 9, 2013 18:06
The behind-the-scenes behavior of the IRS tax-exempt org., handoff to leftist groups the problem [221 words]Mark MichaelAug 9, 2013 18:04
⇒ Letters to donors [109 words]Walter OlsonAug 9, 2013 11:32

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