Is this attempt to shut down the Tea party before the election ? Makes some wonder why Occupy Wall Street isn’t on this list. Add to this the attack on the Kochs and it does seem that the Obama Administration is being very aggressive.
In recent weeks, the I.R.S. has sent dozens of detailed questionnaires to Tea Party organizations applying for nonprofit tax status, demanding to know their political leanings and activities. The agency plans this year to press existing nonprofits like American Crossroads, on the Republican side, and Priorities USA, on the Democratic side, to justify their tax-protected status as “social welfare” organizations, a status that many tax professionals believe is being badly abused.