CCP Comments on Missouri House Bill 1340

You can find a PDF version at this link  Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 1340 Dear Chairman Jones, Vice Chair Richardson, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments concerning House Bill 1340, which is currently being considered by the House […]

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In the News: HVJ Law: House tees up vote to delay IRS rules on tax-exempt groups

The Hill: “The House next week is expected to pass a bill to delay pending IRS regulations aimed at limiting the political activities of certain tax-exempt groups.  GOP leaders are expected to call up a bill from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS, H.R. […]

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In the News: BNA: IRS Proposal on Exempt Politicking Called Disguised Campaign Finance Rules

By Diane Freda Feb. 21 — The Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rules on politicking by Section 501(c)(4) organizations are really campaign finance regulations, said Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics. “It’s a campaign finance regulation disguised as a tax regulation,” Smith said Feb. 21 at a Heritage Foundation event on taxation and […]

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In the News: True North: The IRS harassment scandal

By Scott Johnson Yesterday the Heritage Foundation hosted a forum it titled “Taxing the First Amendment: Using the IRS to censor speech?” Moderator Hans von Spakovsky hosted a panel including superlawyer Cleta Mitchell, former FEC chairman Brad Smith, my daughter Eliana Johnson and the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel. Both Paul Mirengoff and I attended […]

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In the News: Christian Post: IRS Scandal Has Obama Fingerprints All Over It, Experts Say

By Tyler O’Neil Bradley A. Smith, chairman and founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, argued that the new rules constitute “an effort to regulate campaign finance disguised as a tax regulation.” He explained that when the DISCLOSE Act failed last summer, Democrats turned to the tax code to force their campaign finance reform. While such reform normally falls […]

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In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: Super PACs and the Confusion of Regulatory Objectives

By Bob Bauer The consequences of regulation in the two cases are still more different. Where the candidate has solicited the money directly from the donor, one-on-one,  the candidate and the donor are joined together, sole parties to what Brad Smith calls a potentially corrupting  “opportunity for bargaining.”  The independent committee then receives the money, […]

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Daily Media Links 2/24: More Soft Money Hard Law: Super PACs and the Confusion of Regulatory Objectives, Christian Post: IRS Scandal Has Obama Fingerprints All Over It, Experts Say, Giving Women Voters a Bad Name: The League and the IRS Non-Profit Rules, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: Super PACs and the Confusion of Regulatory Objectives By Bob Bauer The consequences of regulation in the two cases are still more different. Where the candidate has solicited the money directly from the donor, one-on-one,  the candidate and the donor are joined together, sole parties to what Brad […]

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Giving Women Voters a Bad Name: The League and the IRS Non-Profit Rules

The League of Women Voters was once thought of as a group that promoted a thoughtful electorate and “good government,” but that doesn’t show up much any more. One of the League’s current projects is to support bad government – using the Internal Revenue Service for a mission for which it was not intended, the […]

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‘CRAP’: Heritage panel discusses proposed IRS regulations speech-chilling potential

The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel this afternoon moderated by former FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky, entitled “Taxing the First Amendment: Using the IRS to Censor Speech?.” The panel featured the opinions of Cleta Mitchell, election law attorney and legal representative of several Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS, CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith, […]

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Center for Competitive Politics IRS Rulemaking Supplemental Comments

If you would like to download the PDF of the supplemental comments, click here.   Via Federal eRulemaking Portal John Koskinen Commissioner of Internal Revenue CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134417-13), Room 5205 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 RE: Supplemental Comments on IRS NPRM, REG-134417-13 Dear Mr. Koskinen: The Center for Competitive Politics […]

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