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  •  You just changed my mind on this issue. (5+ / 0-)

    The law governing 501(c)4 groups says their primary purpose cannot be political.

    If they have the name of a political party in their title, they should be denied tax exempt status. Duh.

    Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

    by FrY10cK on Tue May 14, 2013 at 04:24:58 AM PDT

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    •  But some "political" advocacy is allowed (2+ / 0-)
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      because the definition of political activity is more and more vague nowadays.  What if a group advocates for action against CO2 emissions or for immigration reform?  Arguing a certain approach to such problems can become political when advocacy turns from arguing the merits of a policy to getting candidates who share your view elected.  

      The lines between the two can get quite blurred (thus, the problem the IRS has enforcing this stuff).

      West. No further west. All sea. --Robert Grenier

      by Nicolas Fouquet on Tue May 14, 2013 at 06:23:12 AM PDT

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