Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dem: IRS Should Should Intimidate My Opponents

This one is from a Congresswoman who isn't particularly fond of the right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances:

I expect political hardball on any legislation as important as the health care bill.

I just didn’t expect it from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Who elected them to Congress?

The role the bishops played in the pushing the Stupak amendment, which unfairly restricts access for low-income women to insurance coverage for abortions, was more than mere advocacy.

They seemed to dictate the finer points of the amendment, and managed to bully members of Congress to vote for added restrictions on a perfectly legal surgical procedure.

And this political effort was subsidized by taxpayers, since the Council enjoys tax-exempt status.

When I visit churches in my district, we are very careful to keep everything “non-political” to protect their tax-exempt status.

The IRS is less restrictive about church involvement in efforts to influence legislation than it is about involvement in campaigns and elections.

Given the political behavior of USCCB in this case, maybe it shouldn’t be.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

[emphasis mine]

To be fair, we should give Woolsey the benefit of the doubt. Maybe this isn't about silencing the Democrats' critics.

And maybe when Woolsey visits churches in her district, she doesn't try to influence anyone to vote a particular way or to donate to any particular campaign. But just be sure, why don't we launch an investigation?


Woolsey's Threat Against the Bishops

Chris Matthews: Why are Catholic bishops on Capitol Hill lobbying Congress?


conservative generation said...

These guys are outrageous. Who elected the greenies, SEIU, ACORN and yet they have their hands all over the legislation.

Mel said...

it is like congress has forgotten they work for us even the Bishops and threatening those who do not agree with you does not belong in the land of Free speech

RaDena said...

The real question is who are the idiots who elected her to congress? I can't wait for the day we throw her and her cohorts out!

RightKlik said...

CG: Very good point

Mel: They don't work for us anymore.

RaDena: Her constituents are nuts...except this one

Listen To Me said...

This Sunday Fox news, is going to air a very important documentary
about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9 P M

The report will go back to Obama's earlier days, showing even then his
close ties to radical Marxist
professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc. It will also reveal
details about his ties to Rev. Wright for +20
years i.e. how he was participating with this man, and not for the
reasons he states!

The report has uncovered more of Obama's radical past and we will see
things that no one in the media is
willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember.

Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday
night, 8 P M . CT ; 9 P M ET. Democrat or
Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is
being sold down the road to Totalitarian
Socialism. If you care about the direction of our country, pass this
notice on to everyone you know...

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

Bungalow Bill said...

Wow considering the lobbyists on the left and she is concerned about more than advocacy? Where do these elected officials come from? It's obvious they have no clue what it means to follow and defend the Constitution.

WomanHonorThyself said...

And maybe when Woolsey visits churches in her district, she doesn't try to influence anyone to vote a particular way or to donate to any particular campaign. But just be sure, why don't we launch an investigation?...GOOD IDEA !!

Anonymous said...

Three words... BURN IN HELL.

RightKlik said...

LTM: We'll have to keep an eye out for that.

BB: Few are worse than Woolsey.

WHT: Fight fire with fire!

NG: Yes.

PSI Bond said...

Amen to this blog, it was great.

RightKlik said...

PSI: Thank you.

Lance Sharp said...

Well, the government seems a little more protective for churches. Politics and religions, complicated issues all the time. Anyway, churches may not need an irs tax attorney ever.