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Friday, May 17, 2013

Republicans hit Pryor on IRS union contribution

Posted By on Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Easy score. Arkansas Republican Party says U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor should return political contributions he's received from the union that represents Treasury Department employees, which include IRS workers.

How can he hold the IRS accountable as a recipient of $11,000, the GOP asks.

This is fair game, but it can be played without cease against every candidate that takes contributions, meaning all of them.

How will Rep. Tom Cotton hold big business in America accountable when he's a wholly owned subsidiary of the Club for Growth?

How will a congressman whose treasury is stuffed with defense contractor money hold them accountable?

The money always carries a taint. Today, it's the IRS (if, of course, you also first presume every single IRS employee is corrupt, including, presumably, the inspector general who produced the report highlighting mismanagement in the agency.) The politicians who got elected with the help of stealth 501c4 money (most of them Republicans) can't be viewed as too likely to insist on proper enforcement of tax laws on these groups, can they now?

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