Teabaggers Tortured by the IRS
Yes, Tortured! It’s been a waking nightmare for patriotic Americans who simply wanted to take their country back to the 1800s.
Because they asked the IRS to give their organizations tax-exempt status — i.e. having their political activism subsidized by taxpayers — these patriots were subjected to the most unspeakable atrocities. No, not beatings, cigarette burnings or electric shocks. It was much much worse than that: The IRS made them do paperwork! These victims had to fill out forms and answer numerous questions about why their organizations were charitable instead of political, and why they should be subsidized by the American taxpayer.
One of these tortured IRS victims tearfully described her ordeal to a House of Representatives panel investigating the IRS. Becky Gerritson sobbed::
“This was not an accident. This is a willful act of intimidation intended to discourage a point of view. I'm not interested in scoring political points. I want to protect and preserve the America I grew up in.”
That last sentence again was “I want to protect and preserve the America I grew up in.”
Hello!?!?!?! That’s not “charity” or “social welfare.” That’s fuckin’ Politics, You Stupid Shit!!!
Even worse was the medieval torture inflicted upon Sue Martinek, president of the Coalition for Life of Iowa. (Women and children, Read NO Further!)
In return for getting tax-exempt status from the IRS, Sue Martinek had to agree not to picket Planned Parenthood at taxpayers’ expense. As she tearfully explained to House Republicans:
“We had done nothing wrong. We had not indicated that we would do anything but peaceably assemble and hold up signs like, 'Stop abortion' and 'Pray to end abortion.’”
At taxpayer expense. Pay for it yourself, Asshole.
And in the most stomach-churning atrocity of all, Wealthy Americans who donated money to promote the war in Iraq were audited by the IRS.
Rep. Jim McDermott (D—Washington) tried to inject a shot of sanity and logic into the proceedings (not easy when you’re surrounded by Republicans):
“None of your organizations were kept from organizing or silenced. We're talking about whether or not the American taxpayers will subsidize your work. We're talking about a tax break.”
Well said. Unfortunately, anyone who needed that simple fact spelled out for them probably didn’t understand all those big words.