MAY HAVE A POINT, as despicable as he is. If the TEA Party groups hadn’t applied for tax-exempt status, they wouldn’t have faced importunate questions from the IRS.
I cashed out my 401(k) awhile back and will not be using any retirement savings instrument set up by the government. I may pay more taxes, but I will not be going to the government with cap in hand, tugging on my forelock, begging permission to use my money as I see fit. Fuck ’em. I’m not playing that game anymore.
I might suggest that, as an alternative to begging permission from the IRS to exist, citizen groups hoist the middle finger and go without. Yes, I’m sure, there’s a loss of convenience and possibly some loss of money or — at the very least — the forgoing of some opportunities. But — check it out — no getting up with fleas from lying with dogs. KnowwhatImean, Vern?
On the other hand, if they hadn’t, we wouldn’t have laid out for all to see the corrupt and stinking nature of the national tax collection apparatus. We wouldn’t have a sharply-limned image of a corrupt government, which has, in the words of (make careful note of this woman’s name; she’s a hero of the people) Becky Gerritson forgotten its place.