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Complaint against DeLay's PAC

Two groups have filed a complaint with the IRS against Texans for a Republican Majority, according to their press release:

Public Citizen and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today filed a letter of complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling upon the agency to enforce its disclosure requirements regarding contributions made to Section 527 groups originally founded by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas).

The complaint calls upon the IRS to require Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (TRMPAC) and its related entity, Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (ARMPAC), to comply with federal disclosure laws. It also calls upon the IRS to conduct a forensic audit of those groups.

Both groups operate Section 527 organizations, which permits them to collect unlimited "soft money" donations from corporations and wealthy individuals. The groups have either recently failed to file any financial disclosure statements or filed incomplete statements with the IRS in direct violation of the law.

Comments

Gee, no mention that IRS regulations of 527's were found to violate the 1st, 5th and 10th Amendments. New regs are in place to accomodate the holding in Republican Assemblies of Alabama, but compelled disclosure, threats of IRS audits, are standard tactics for D operatives in Public Interest organization clothing. As in NAACP v Alabama ex rel. Patterson, disclosure is used as a weapon to deter political participation.

Gee, no mention that IRS regulations of 527's were found to violate the 1st, 5th and 10th Amendments. New regs are in place to accomodate the holding in Republican Assemblies of Alabama, but compelled disclosure, threats of IRS audits, are standard tactics for D operatives in Public Interest organization clothing. As in NAACP v Alabama ex rel. Patterson, disclosure is used as a weapon to deter political participation.