Chuck Schumer Calls For Using IRS To Curtail Tea Party Activities

Chuck Schumer Calls For Using IRS To Curtail Tea Party Activities

It isn’t news that Democrats use the IRS to hurt the opposition. : It’s just generally not so overt:

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to “exploit” and “weaken” the movement at the Center for American Progress on Thursday.

Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.

“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies–we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.

“One of the great advantages the Tea Party has is the huge holes in our campaign finance laws created [by] the ill advised decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission],” Schumer said. “Obviously the Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government.”

Right. : It was Citizens United that gave the Tea Party a financial advantage. : Because the left doesn’t have any money in politics.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

See also: : Obama Weakness Makes GOP Early Favorite for 2016

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