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IRS To Investigate Rove's American Crossroads and Other Corporate Front Groups

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Conscious Citizens Need to Continue to Push Back Against Concentrated Corporate Power

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A big victory yesterday for democracy as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, called for an investigation of corporate front groups and asked the Internal Revenue Service to conduct a full investigation not only of Karl Rove's American Crossroads but all groups improperly using tax-exempt status to manipulate elections.

Concentrated corporate power is corrupting the first post-Citizens United election, but citizens are responding. Six thousand people wrote Congress as part of our American Crossroads Watch campaign demanding an investigation of Karl Rove's American Crossroads which is raising tens of millions in secret corporate donations to support big business candidates. Congress heard us and Sen. Baucus responded. Not only did he demand an investigation, he asked the IRS to identify what tax laws have been broken by these secretive organizations. Here is a full copy of his letter to the IRS.

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Corporate control of elections affects every issue the dysfunctional government is unable to deal with. This includes cutting the bloated, wasteful and corrupt military budget, putting in place real health care reform rather than protecting the for-profit insurance industry, regulating big finance in ways that really prevent another economic collapse and stop foreclosures, cleaning up the environment as well as creating a new, clean energy economy and creating a new economy that puts peoples necessities before the profits of corporate donors. On all of these critical issues the government has been unable to act because corporate power dominates both political parties.

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Kevin Zeese is co-chair of Come Home America, www.ComeHomeAmerica.US which seeks to end U.S. militarism and empire. He is also co-director of Its Our Economy, www.ItsOurEconomy.US which seeks to democratize the economy and give people greater (more...)
 

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