Friday, May 24, 2013 | 2 a.m.
In all this frenzy over the Internal Revenue Service, no one has mentioned how the whole problem stems from giving political groups tax-exempt status. How can they be classified like charities? I don’t think the Tea Party is a benevolent group any more than the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party, etc. These political groups were organized for the purpose of helping their own candidates, and that’s not charity. It would solve future problems if all political groups applying for this status were denied outright instead of clogging up a system that’s working short-handed.
If this investigation of the IRS continues, it should lead to changing the tax code to correct such errors. With the minority political party calling the shots, that isn’t going to happen.
All these congressional investigations aren’t to find problems so they can be corrected. Instead, their goal is to dig up dirt.