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The IRS and ACORN?
September 23, 2009 - Frank Robinson
This just in from the "Just when you you think you have heard it all" category. It comes form an AP story that moved today:
"IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal "WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it is severing ties with ACORN, the community activist group involved in a scandal after employees were caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp. "The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring. The IRS said ACORN, which is short for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, provided help on about 25,000 returns. "The House and Senate voted earlier this month to sever federal funding to ACORN. And the Census Bureau severed its ties with the group for the 2010 national head-count." So, not only has ACORN been allegedly telling people how to avoid taxes, among other things, the organization basically was working for, and with, the IRS. Isn't the IRS responsible for making sure tax laws are followed? All I can say is, wow. The IRS said it just now severing its ties with ACORN. It should never have had an association with the organization to begin with.
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