I was dismayed this morning when I read in one of my favorite online news outlets that:

Agent: IRS Still Targeting Tea Party Groups

My first thought was that obviously the IRS is not feeling enough pressure to do the right thing even with ongoing lawsuits.  Then it hit me.  There is no public pressure because the mainstream media has not chosen to report on the ongoing lawsuits as new information becomes available.  There has been minimal coverage on the release of a recent interview of an IRS agent where the agent testified that, per management orders, agents are still required to apply more scrutiny to tea party groups than other non-profit groups.

If you’d like to read more about this testimony, click on this link:  http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/irs-targeting-tea-party/2013/08/08/id/519515?s=al&promo_code=14767-1.

Kudos to Congressman Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, for sharing the interview.  Kudos, too, to the Washington Examiner and Newsmax for responsible reporting of the news!

We must keep the heat on the IRS!  If you or anyone you know have information on undue IRS scrutiny on grassroots organizations, please contact me at [email protected].

Cartoon courtesy of Legal Insurrection.com  http://legalinsurrection.com/tag/a-f-branco/

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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