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Karl Rove
Tea party groups never wanted tax exemption in the first place [Letter]
Tea party groups never wanted tax exemption in the first place [Letter]

In response to Larry Carson's letter ("Why should the tea party be tax-exempt?" July 2), let me make it clear to you as someone who was targeted by the Obama Administration through the IRS that No tea party group that I am aware of — and as past-president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition I am in touch with over 200 such groups — ever wanted tax exempt status. All we wanted was to incorporate so we could protect our officers from liability, buy insurance and open a checking account so that we could do "political" things like take a bus trip to Washington. We were told that we had to be 501(c)4 organizations because taking a bus trip was determined to be a...

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