Paul C. Barton
And those who have long argued the IRS has no business interpreting when a group is involved in political speech and when it isn’t couldn’t be happier. They also celebrate Congress bringing to a halt the agency’s work on new rules on campaign intervention for nonprofits, which began in November 2013.
“Those expressing outrage are many of the same groups that helped create the IRS targeting scandal in the first place,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “They put enormous pressure on the agency to ‘do something,’ and that led to disaster.”
He added, “The recent move into political regulation has embroiled the IRS in political fights the Service should avoid.”