Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

'Social Welfare Organizations'

The following letter is in response to Jim Hightower's column, published on Wednesday, June 12 in the Minden Press-Herald.

Dear Editor:

The following is quoted directly from the MoveOn.org website.

"MoveOn.org Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues.

MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations."[emphasis supplied]
Why should this organization be any more deserving of a 501(c)(4) tax exemption than the Tea Party or any other conservative movement? Mr. Hightower simply wants to interpret IRC section 504(c)(4) to say what he wants it to say rather than what it says. He wishes to define "social welfare organization" to mean what he wants it to mean today.

I have a lot more on this subject that comes under the heading of opinion, but it suffices to say that what I have mentioned above speaks for itself.

John B. McDaniel






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