Skip to comments.How does the Planned Parenthood tax fraud work?
Posted on 02/24/2006 3:49:47 AM PST by topher
How can an organization directly campaign for specific candidates, help with campaign financing for these candidates, and have these candidates vote tax dollars for this organization and its interests.
Forget the McCain-Feingold Campaign amendment. If Planned Parenthood can say they have an organization - Planned Parenthood Action - that is the political arm of Planned Parenthood, why is this not open and blatant tax fraud.
Planned Parenthood is one of the most powerful political groups in America and very activist organization. It receives hundreds of millions of dollars in US Federal Tax Dollars alone each year - a direct subsidary of the political activism of Planned Parenthood. Additionally, on the International level, Planned Parenthood is an important player at the United Nations.
Now this does not even begin to mention state and local tax dollars that also go directly to Planned Parenthood.
There is currently a major criminal suit against Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles because of extorbant overcharging of the state of California for various services.
For example, part of the political arm of the Hillary Clinton candidacy in 2008 is its connection to Planned Parenthood and its powerful connections.
John Kerry enjoyed the support of Planned Parenthood in his 2004 Presidential campaign.
Planned Parenthood spent untold dollars supporting the John Kerry presidental bid as well as supporting other candidates that help vote for more tax dollars for Planned Parenthood.
This is a major source of tax dollar fraud in the United States, so why is it not being prosecuted?
If defense contractors such as Lockheed, Boeing, etc., were to do the same things as Planned Parenthood, many of the officials of these companies would be thrown in jail.
So why can Planned Parenthood steal so much money from US taxpayers and nobody is fighting this?
This is such an outrage that words do not describe it.
Can anyone explain their immunity?
Why is there no uproar from conservatives and the conservative media.
This is such a rotten political barrel, it defies description!
Planned Parenthood created a separate organization for political action, appart from their abortion business. The abortion organization does not get into politics.
This is exactly what faith based organizations should be doing to qualify for federal funds without exposing their church to federal government controls.
Who ever thought infantcide would become a political motivation? How long before we start hearing talk about taking the old people out?
The same way that churches allow politics from the left from their pulpits and it doesn't affect their tax exempt status.
You will see that the organization that receives the tax dollars and the organization that promotes political action for specific candidates are one and the same.
Then check out how outrageous Planned Parenthood has been about the rape of little girls and the number of criminal acts (not just tax fraud) that Planned Parenthood was exposed of committing.
What is going on has criminal implications as well as the abuse of tax payer dollars.
But they can't be prosecuted for the same reason that criminal gangs in the 1920s and 1930s could not be prosecuted - they have the support of many powerful politicians - such as the hierarchy of the National Democratic Party and almost all Democratic and some Republican presidential contenders in the last 20 years.
Or people who are mentally or physicaly defective or people who don't look like them or people who don't agree with their politics. Hitler had a similar plan.
It is just a paper way for them to take tax dollars in one hand and use the other hand to support the same politicians that voted their tax dollars.
Their own words say that it is the an organization that is affiliated with the other organization.
I consider this to be an accounting trick to say they are separate organizations.
But they claim both are affilitated on their web sites.
If they claimed they were different organizations with no direct affilitation, then I would agree.
But what they currently do, from my opinion, is a mockery of the US judicial and legal system.
Remember people speaking of the destruction of the rain forest? "we may be destroying the species that will lead to the cure for aids." What was the potential of the 140,000,000 million minds snuffed out since 1970? I come up with that figure from 4 million a year. How many do you think there have been?
Minorities are porportionally misrepresented in abortions, we never hear about that racial injustice from the left.
Check out Europe. Families are starting to fight with the state about when Granny and Grandpa should check out. Recently the idea of forced abortion came up in, I think, Holland.
Marxism doesn't end oppression. It just eliminates anyone who would complain about it.
What you can do in a church is say that abortion or war or sex outside of marriage are against the rules of this church and this is the stand of politicians on various issues (a voter guide that says candidate Jones is for reproductive rights (abortion), but candidate Smith is against abortion or reproductive rights. But such a voter guide might have the candidates stand on gun rights, defense spending, social programs, etc., as well.
Additionally, the churches are not directly getting tax dollars for work that they might promote a candidate support.
In other words, if I advocate in my organization that people elect candidate Jones, and then candidate Jones votes for tax dollars for my organization to operate abortion clinics, under the same name and affiliation, is this not a quid pro quo where both the political candidate and the organization are working hand in hand with really no distinguishable lines.
I would understand and not consider it fraud if the organization that was politically actions was called the Reproductive Rights League and the abortion clinics were called Charitable Women's Health Clinics.
Then there would be no tie in directly between the two organizations - in name or in organization.
But the head of Planned Parenthood Federation has control over all activities - abortion clinics and political action.
So where has the line been drawn?
No way I'm advocated taking the old people out by saying this: What would be worse, killing someone at he beginning of their lives or killing someone after they had lived a long life? Not apples and oranges, the same person in both examples.
I understand and agree. Accounting trick or not you asked how they do it, and that's why I responded. Getting around taxes and government rules and regulations is still acceptable from the IRS's point of view as long as they are keeping separate accounting books and separate organizations. I never suggested it was right, just how it's done.
Although, I do suggest faith based organizations follow the same model to avoid the expected interference by government into their church.
Europe, Russia, China, and India would probably have 3 to 5 times that number.
In India, it is legal to kill a girl baby after it is born if the family does not have an adequate dowry for the baby at birth. So they will kill babies after birth in India...
Yea, and why should this be a non-profit in the first place?
After Lyndon Johnson was elected to the Senate, he changed the IRS Tax Code (in an underhanded fashion) in 1954 (I think) because most preachers in Texas knew how immoral he was and many of them denounced him from the pulpit.
Lyndon Johnson had it changed for his political survival, and that is why churches have the restriction today.
It was a very long and good tradition of the churches in American history (prior to 1954) to speak about politics and political candidates and office holders because of the moral implications for the congregation...
In other words, only about 1/4 of the history of the United States has had this restriction - which is an infringement on both Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, in my opinion...
And I have heard that the Mafia is involved in the abortion business - which would make sense since the abortion clinics could handle problems with prostitutes...
I have not read documentation on that connection - just heard of it...
The IRS has documented numerous financial scams by so-called "non-profits" and "foundations."
Now any number of financial travesties can be hidden in a Foundation or non-profit by calculatedly wrapping oneself in high-minded ideals with the intent of engaging in tax fraud.
The IRS is making an effort to investigate these schemes under its Tax Exempt Compensation Enforcement Project.
On August 10, 2004, the IRS announced a new enforcement effort aimed at identifying (and eliminating) the provision of excessive compensation and other forms of financial benefits by tax-exempt organizations to their officers, directors or other insiders.
The IRS announcement sent chills through the NPO-Foundation types.
The IRS stated that it would contact nearly 2,000 charities and foundations to seek more information about their compensation practices and procedures. The enforcement project will include audits as well as other forms of contacts with exempt organizations that may develop into audits, such as letters asking for details concerning compensation practices and procedures, and possibly specific inquiries developed as a result of information reported on an organizations Form 990.
The IRS enforcement project is aimed at detecting excessive compensation and improper compensation practices that may result in private inurement or more than incidental private benefit, and, especially, excess benefit transactions (which are actually illegal conversions and money-laundering schemes).
Harsh criticism from Congress (including, specifically, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee) regarding the absence of a strong IRS enforcement program concerning exempt organization compensation abuses has also been an important contributing factor to the IRS announcement of this enforcement project.
The IRS enforcement project began in late July and is expected to continue into 2005 (and, depending upon the information developed, probably into the indefinite future). This enforcement project is certain to have a significant impact on literally thousands of exempt organizations.
How the NPOs pull off frauds: accounting entries for "administrative, legal, consulting or maintenance" fees actually go to co-conspirators who kickback the monies. Accountng entries might list non-existent phantom vendors getting large contracts for signifucant sums of money. Those funds are then illegally converted, and deposited elsewhere, and could be laundered into campaign accounts to politicians friendly to PPhood's goals
The SEC and DOJ may also be interested in these frauds: Donors to PPhood may be engaged in shady schemes and may have colluded with corporate donors who are officers of publicly-held companies in schemes that may have included misusing corporate reserve accounts, concealing losses, inflating asset values and improperly accounting for transactions, as well as deferring profits into reserve accounts, improperly shifting capital funding to other projects to hide illegal payments to PPhood.
Money laundering schemes evade the IRS, SEC, FEC and state and federal US banking laws.
The IRS asserts nonprofits, institutes, think tanks, authorities, trusts, unoins, and foundations, have the potential for, and may, in fact, be major money laundering conduits. They wrap themselves in high-sounding causes while perhaps engaging in activities that are fraudulent and benefit insiders at the expense of law-abiding Americans.
To the best of my knowledge the IRS has not targeted PPhood.
The IRS should determine whether PPhood is properly accounting for all its activities derived from government grants, and whether PPhood is inflating legal costs, and whether it is using government grants for the purposes stated. Taxpayers need to know whether PPhood is engaged in Enron-style accounting and spending practices using government grants---which could be grounds for government fraud charges.
I mean, they perform these services and get paid for them. And the doctors get rich doing the abortions. Why is that any different from some doctor doing breast implants? That is, why is this a "non-profit" activity which is not taxed by the federal and state governments like a doctors office is?
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