Skip to comments.IRS Expedited Tax Exemption for Obama Foundation While Stiffing Tea Party
Posted on 05/14/2013 6:43:25 PM PDT by jazusamo
In May 2011, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which was soliciting tax-deductible contributions from the public although it was not tax exempt. The Foundation is named for Obama's father and is based in Kenya. Its founder and chairman is Abon'go Malik Obama, whose father is also the father of President Obama.
The IRS not only failed to investigate, but in June 2011 it retroactively granted the Obama Foundation tax-exempt status. Click here to see the letter from Lois Lerner (in photo), Director of the Exempt Organizations division.
It appears that the Obama Foundation was treated quite differently from Tea Party and conservative groups seeking nonprofit status. Soliciting tax-deductible contributions before applying for tax-exempt status is against the law, and should have been an impediment, if not an outright disqualification, from being granted such status.
The disparity is even more striking when one considers that the Obama Foundation sought 501(c)(3) status, which allows donors to deduct contributions while many Tea Party groups sought only 501(c)(4) status, which does not allow for the same benefit. Anyone who has dealt with the Exempt Organizations division, as we have repeatedly over many years, knows that it seldom does anything fast. Yet, the Obama Foundation appears to have received tax-exempt status almost instantaneously, retroactive to April 30, 2008.
The Obama Foundation's original registered agent in the United States is an American named Alton Ray Baysden, who admitted to the New York Post on May 8, 2011 that the group had not even yet applied for tax-exempt status, but by June 26, 2011, it had its tax exemption.
There were a number of other red flags about the Foundation that should have invited IRS scrutiny, and presumably, resulted in delay.
New York Post reporters Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported on May 8, 2011 that there were questions about what happened to the money:
A group of Missouri State college students who visited the Obama family village of Kogelo in 2009, and who met the president's half-brother, felt something was amiss. They sensed he was an "operator" and decided to give their donation of 400 pounds of medical supplies directly to a local clinic.
"We didn't know what he was going to do with them," said Ken Rutherford, a former Missouri State professor who led the trip and who shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to ban landmines.
The elder Barack Obama was a Kenyan economist who embraced socialism and anti-colonialism. He had eight children with four different women. President Obama's mother was Ann Dunham, who his father met at the University of Hawaii in a Russian language class.
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So, the corruption occurred even *before* he was elected.
There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of
Pharaoh get first all the peoples money, then their lands, and then make them and
their children servants forever. It will be said that we do not propose to establish kings. I
know it. But there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government. It sometimes
relieves them from aristocratic domination. They had rather have one tyrant than 500. It
gives more the appearance of equality among citizens, and that they like. I am
apprehensive therefore perhaps too apprehensive that the government of these
States may in future times end in a monarchy [not called a monarchy but an executive
with monarchial powers]. But this catastrophe, I think, may long be delayed, if in our
proposed system we do not sow the seeds of contention, faction and tumult, by making
our posts of honor places of profit. If we do, I fear that, though we employ at first a
number and not a single person, the number will in time be set aside, it will only nourish
the fetus of a king (as the honorable gentleman from Virginia very aptly expressed it),
and a king will the sooner be set over us.
-- Benjamin Franklin
I don't know what they're called in Kenya, but round here, that would be "Obama's brother."
Looks like it may have but it certainly escalated after.
Yep, sounds like his brother is a scam artist too.
"Get used to it - we're running things our way now."
RE “Get used to it - we’re running things our way now”
Not any more Holder. The American people are rising up and you’re leaving, for jail, or an academic post at Columbia Un, or both (since it is now a new criteria for hiring communist Weathermen terrorists after they serve time).
Amen to that, I’d forgotten about it.
Meanwhile Obama attacks anti-tyranny groups.
And the MSM will pretend he had nothing to do with it.
Holder and his crew needs to be tried for treason!
Given that Black Obama’s father was screwing every slut in sight, its likely he is Black Obama’s half-brother.
I couldn’t agree more.
That’s a powerful video, peoples constitutional rights were flagrantly violated and surely still are under this administrations lapdog Holder.
Hopefully the CEO of Gibson Guitar with follow through with his quest for justice. Holder and thugs should at the very least be in a federal slammer but being tried for treason would be best.