Just putting on a show


The investigative journalistic body ProPublic has an informative article explaining its own role in the IRS ‘scandal’ and what the fuss is all about, saying that “it reinforces the point that much of the heat generated last week on this subject is just the latest expression of Washington cynicism and its consequences—that the talk show hosts and their fellow travelers, and the representatives and senators and officials in the executive branch, aren’t really looking for answers here. They’re just putting on a show.”

Stephen Colbert has been excellent in exposing the vast loopholes that exist in this social welfare tax exceptions built into the 501(c)4 law that allows bogus ‘social welfare groups’, using his own SuperPAC to illustrate its absurdities. Once again, he uses it to show what this latest issue tells us about our tax and campaign finance laws. And his comedy ‘show’ is much more informative than what we read and hear on the news.

(These clips aired on May 20, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)

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  1. M, Supreme Anarch of the Queer Illuminati says

    …and Colbert’s Super PAC has a more legitimate claim to being a social welfare organization than the Teabagger groups who are up in arms that their applications were actually examined before being approved.

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