Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The last of a three-part series by NPR and the Center for Responsive Politics examining "dark money" in politics and the role of 501(c)(4)'s and (c)(6)'s in the process of "laundering" campaign money is now available. The full series is a must-read for those interested in these issues, but if you want a quick overview, visit Forbes.
Howard Gleckman is absolutely correct - this is the real scandal, and it has nothing to do with the IRS's handling of Tea Party exemption applications. He is also correct that the Congressional witch-hunt over the IRS handling of such applications makes it more likely that these groups will receive no meaninful scrutiny from the IRS going forward.
This is the real mess Congress should be investigating, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for them to do anything constructive about it.