House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

There are 21 comments on the WKYC-TV Cleveland story from Mar 30, 2011, titled House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP. In it, WKYC-TV Cleveland reports that:

AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group deserves to keep its federal tax exemption.

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Mar 30, 2011
How about a "probe" of FOXLIES?
cjrian

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2011
Libby's have been making the claim that Fox lies for years, now. But have not been able to produce even one item that rises to the level of a lie.

Other networks HAVE been proven to knowingly make misstatements. Why don't you start with them?

Repeating a false claim does not make the claim true.
goose

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Mar 30, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
How about a "probe" of FOXLIES?
Plenty to go around. The left seems to get a pass even when caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
Abner

Tacoma, WA

#4 Mar 30, 2011
I remember this from last summer when SCOTUS decided corporations (including foreign companies) could contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns..and if that wasn't fascist enough, denied the democrats effort to show "who and how much" in the Disclosure Act.

There was an article on NPR that discussed the legality..and how it might not be wise to throw stones if the corporation or lobbying group lives in a glass house.

The political National Rifle Association would surely have derailed the effort had Democrats in the House not agreed to a rifle-shot exemption crafted so narrowly that it let the NRA avoid the new law, leaving the non-profit gun-rights organization free to exercise its political-speech rights.

The NRA is the most powerful lobbying organization in the country. I became a member in 1980. In 2008, for the first time, I didn't renew my membership.

They scream about second amendment rights..but they care only about money and political influence. Just as with abortion or gay rights. The republican machine couldn't care less about those wedge issues.

crayz ox3thongee

Scottsdale, AZ

#5 Mar 30, 2011
again Obamath! 2+two=_____? ;-00000
BoutTime

Batavia, IL

#6 Mar 30, 2011
AARP also lobbied for Bush's Medicare revamp (donut hole) AND profited from it. Yes, get rid of their tax exemption.
cjrian

United States

#7 Mar 30, 2011
Abner wrote:
I remember this from last summer when SCOTUS decided corporations (including foreign companies) could contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns..and if that wasn't fascist enough, denied the democrats effort to show "who and how much" in the Disclosure Act...
Crapola!
The Citizens United decision was entirely legal and correct. It ended the stifling of First Amendment Rights, and put companies closer to being on an even footing with unions and the Dem money machine.

Disclosure of political donations (and receipt of) is the law. This decision did not deny anything, except an unfair advantage.

And you want to discuss Fascism? That's a Leftwing thing, no matter how the Left would like to spin it. Fascism comes from Mussolini's Partito Nazionale Fascista, a Marxist organization. The term Fascist was co-opted by the Russians (Marxists) to decry Hitler (Socialist) as insufficiently Marxist. Every Fascist of note has been Leftist, to one degree or another. Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Pol Pot, Peron. Not a single Rightwinger in the bunch.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#8 Mar 30, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
How about a "probe" of FOXLIES?
ONLY if there's a probe of nbc lies, npr lies, cnn lies, and ny times lies.

let's see who really IS on the up and up.

i don't think you'll like what's discovered.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#9 Mar 30, 2011
cjrian wrote:
Libby's have been making the claim that Fox lies for years, now. But have not been able to produce even one item that rises to the level of a lie.
Other networks HAVE been proven to knowingly make misstatements. Why don't you start with them?
Repeating a false claim does not make the claim true.
you're assuming bill deals with fact.
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#10 Mar 30, 2011
they should audit the fed next ... you'll find out how many demcorap liberal bastards sold out Americans for huge profits!!!
Senior Citizen

Clifton Park, NY

#12 Mar 31, 2011
Al Sharpton wrote:
they should audit the fed next ... you'll find out how many demcorap liberal bastards sold out Americans for huge profits!!!
You're obviously out of touch with reality just like the rest of the republiquacks. The "fed" was ILLEGALLY bought to life by the republiquacks back in 1913. All our Federal Reserve Banks are PRIVATELY OWNED! Ron Paul had it right. We need to dissolve the fed and make it PUBLICLY OWNED.
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#13 Mar 31, 2011
AARP makes money by being a bankster INSURANCE SHILL.

This is hysterical.

The insurance banksters are going to love Republiscum of the Earth going after them.
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#14 Mar 31, 2011
Wikipedia:

"AARP is not an insurer and does not pay insurance claims. Instead, AARP allows its name to be used by insurance companies in the sale of insurance products, for which it is paid a commission like an insurance agent.[19]­"

Let Republiscum go after their campaign money sources AND their doddering old base of racist, middle america morons.

This is hysterical.
questioner

United States

#15 Mar 31, 2011
This is, plain and simple, an effort discredit political enemies. In this case the Republicans, but the Democrats do it also. Republicans won enough seats to control the house and now they are trying to capitalize on it. Nothing new or sinister, this has been going on ever since the media was widespread enough to reach and convince large numbers of people. There may or may not be any real legal or moral issue, it doesn't matter. This is about power and party loyalty (im Gleichschritt marschieren).
It is another thread in the effort to weaken what the Republicans see as the Democrat's power base. Attack unions, defund NPR, repeal health care reform etc. etc.
Don't be to quick to jump for joy, if you don't march in step you may end up on the enemy list one day. It has happened before; here in the good ole US of A.
questioner

United States

#16 Mar 31, 2011
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
ONLY if there's a probe of nbc lies, npr lies, cnn lies, and ny times lies.
let's see who really IS on the up and up.
i don't think you'll like what's discovered.
to paraphrase 'If a politicians lips are moving he/she is lying'
Billy Ringo

Atlanta, GA

#17 Mar 31, 2011
Brilliant strategy, Rethugs.

Alienate the old white people who belong to AARP.
Oregon Is Disgusting

Portland, OR

#18 Mar 31, 2011
Republiscum and TeaParasites are the scum of the earth. It is ever a good thing when they shoot themselves in the feet with rusty bullets.

Rumor is that Cantor has gone nuts and other Republiscum leave him out of the loop. Boehner is freaked out about the TeaParasites who are being courted by that sleazoid of sleazoids himself Donald hair piece Trump.
MACVSOG

Hollywood, FL

#19 Mar 31, 2011
I know of dozens who have QUIT aarp and the numbers keep growing !!! That organization is NOT good for anyone over 50, it lobbied for obama and other issues that are political, DUMP THEM !!!!!!

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#20 Mar 31, 2011
It will never happen.
Yada

Johnson City, TN

#22 Mar 31, 2011
There is no reason AARP should be tax exempt.

Let's keep AARP and taxes from it too. Payola for the government coffers. CHeers!

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