why were these organizations applying for tax exempt status to begin with?
Political parties; campaign committees for candidates for federal, state or local office; and political action committees are all political organizations subject to tax under IRC section 527 and may have filing requirements with the Service.
check it out here.
DO you know? understand? really want to?
were They trying to over reach?
where They trying to defraud the government by seeking tax exempt status?
that's the FACE of the TEA PARTY.
it is what it IS-but it's not TAX EXEMPT. Yes-they are right- it is a fight for the country- but they will never win.