A Question About The IRS and The Tea Party

There have been several articles on the web about the IRS and its inquiries into Tea Party organizations filing for status as a charitable organization. Political organizations, such as political parties, are clearly not charitable according to the Internal Revenue Code. Political organizations are granted not for profit status, but as they are not deemed charitable, they are tax deductible. So my question is does the IRS enforce the terms of the Internal Revenue code as vigorously against left of center organizations as strictly as it does ones perceived to be right of center? Is their extreme vigilance in enforcement of the law only confined to those organizations that advocate for less government spending, lower taxes, and therefore a reduced presence of the Internal Revenue Service?

This post was inspired by this article linked by Glenn Reynolds.

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