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Old 01-23-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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Leaning Right in Hollywood, Under a Lens

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In a famously left-leaning Hollywood, where Democratic fund-raisers fill the social calendar, Friends of Abe stands out as a conservative group that bucks the prevailing political winds.

A collection of perhaps 1,500 right-leaning players in the entertainment industry, Friends of Abe keeps a low profile and fiercely protects its membership list, to avoid what it presumes would result in a sort of 21st-century blacklist, albeit on the other side of the partisan spectrum.

Now the Internal Revenue Service is reviewing the groupís activities in connection with its application for tax-exempt status. Last week, federal tax authorities presented the group with a 10-point request for detailed information about its meetings with politicians like Paul D. Ryan, Thaddeus McCotter and Herman Cain, among other matters, according to people briefed on the inquiry.
It's no secret that Hollywood discriminates towards the hiring of Conservatives in their industry. The IRS is requesting access to the member-only portions of the Friends of Abe website, which gives access to member names. The group keeps the names of members private to protect their careers, so they're don't end up on an informal blacklist.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Leaning Right in Hollywood, Under a Lens



It's no secret that Hollywood discriminates towards the hiring of Conservatives in their industry. The IRS is requesting access to the member-only portions of the Friends of Abe website, which gives access to member names. The group keeps the names of members private to protect their careers, so they're don't end up on an informal blacklist.
If the group's primary activities are political, then why should they get tax-exempt status?
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Leaning Right in Hollywood, Under a Lens



It's no secret that Hollywood discriminates towards the hiring of Conservatives in their industry. The IRS is requesting access to the member-only portions of the Friends of Abe website, which gives access to member names. The group keeps the names of members private to protect their careers, so they're don't end up on an informal blacklist.
Again, you can't make this conspiracy theories up. If I was doing a parody of the insane things that conservatives believe I couldn't do a better than coming into various areas where conservatives express their political ideas and just going with those.

conservatives continue to drift further and further away from reality.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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The IRS has said they will check tax ex. status. They need to check to see if the group quailifies for the status that they are requesting. The 501(c)(4) option is not the correct way to go. They all have business mgr. let them find the correct area to use.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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If the group's primary activities are political, then why should they get tax-exempt status?
There are comparable left-wing organizations in Hollywood that are political by nature, and enjoy tax-exempt status.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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There are comparable left-wing organizations in Hollywood that are political by nature, and enjoy tax-exempt status.
I don't think the comparable left-wing organizations should be tax-exempt, either.

If your organization is political in nature, operate as a non-profit, but don't ask for tax-exempt status. If people want to contribute, they can contribute without writing it off their taxes. If they want to write donations off, then donate to non-political organizations and charities. Libraries, hospitals, museums, all could use a helping hand.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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There are comparable left-wing organizations in Hollywood that are political by nature, and enjoy tax-exempt status.
I believe that over time that status will have to change. The IRS has decided to follow the law as written.
Many groups are already trying to change status to remain tax-exempt. The issue is their donors who want to remain unknown are in a tough place as the non-profits change status.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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I don't think the comparable left-wing organizations should be tax-exempt, either.

If your organization is political in nature, operate as a non-profit, but don't ask for tax-exempt status. If people want to contribute, they can contribute without writing it off their taxes. If they want to write donations off, then donate to non-political organizations and charities. Libraries, hospitals, museums, all could use a helping hand.
Agree
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Again, you can't make this conspiracy theories up.
There's plenty of evidence to show that Conservatives are discriminated against in Hollywood, not just from accounts from Conservatives but directly from the mouths of Hollywood Liberals themselves. They don't even deny it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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I don't think the comparable left-wing organizations should be tax-exempt, either.

If your organization is political in nature, operate as a non-profit, but don't ask for tax-exempt status. If people want to contribute, they can contribute without writing it off their taxes. If they want to write donations off, then donate to non-political organizations and charities. Libraries, hospitals, museums, all could use a helping hand.
I do agree with this. It just needs to be fair in how tax exemptions are awarded.
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