Common Cause called Monday for hearings in the US House and Senate to explore the Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it targeted certain groups for review, as well as the broader problem of the agency’s lax enforcement of political groups masquerading as tax-exempt social welfare groups.
“The IRS admission raises serious questions about political bias and demands a full airing,” said Arn Pearson, vice president of policy and litigation. “But its sweeping failure to enforce tax laws to prevent partisans from cynically misusing social welfare organizations to hide the identities of political mega-donors is just as problematic.”
Very glad to hear this, as Common Cause on Friday was not willing to call for hearings on political bias. Now waiting to see if other reform groups step up, as they definitely should.