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A look at the books might be really interesting. Betcha the front and back doors do a lot of opening and closing.
Non profits are mostly just a scam to provide lucrative employment for the people who run them while avoiding paying business taxes, the very thing the Dems are screaming for.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — June 20, 2012 @ 9:48 am
FYI, Dick, The Tea Party Patriots are a 501(c)(3) organization. We file regular reports on funds raised and our expense account (rental costs for meetings, member get-to-gathers, costs and sales of Tea Party red shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, posters, bumper stickers, cups, Flags(American, Gadson, Tea Party Patriot-large and small), various pins, and boxes of Tea…) Also the cost of operating our website and published monthly newsletter.
NONE of the Board members or Committee heads or president are paid. Strickly voluntary. Donations pay for all bus transport to other areas. Guest speakers get no stipend. All tax refunds go back into the donations fund.
WE do this for the very reason that Liberals constantly demand to see our books because they are positive we are scamming! (…as they would do….)
The main benefit from my personal point of view: Seeing them get the “Fucking Vapors”!
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — June 20, 2012 @ 10:15 am
I heard Mittens told the protestors you stand on that side of the street and the people who want jobs can stand on this side. I’m thinkin’ :)))) maybe!!! We’ll be able to call Obama by his full name.
Paid protestors? Nothing new. Democrats have been using hired thugs for decades.
geezerette : “… people who want jobs can stand on this side.”
I can’t find that line online (however, the one and only link the search engines find is SondraK’s (she must be slipping Google a bucketful of money to get in there so quickly). If he really did say that, he’s finally started hitting back.
^(3) ColJ – Re Tea party: No argument there. Salvation Army is another low overhead, genuinely charitable organization.
Problem is, hundreds of tax exempt pretend dogooder organizations are for the beneficial employment of their officers and their dogood activities consist of lobbying legislatures to spend more taxpayer money.
PS – I belong to the local Tea Party and voted for our candidate in the recent primary.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — June 21, 2012 @ 6:39 pm