My new story looks at the Tea Party groups that were complaining of IRS harrassment for more than a year, asking why they had such slow response rates from their agents and why they had to answer detailed questions that took months of collating data. Toby Walker, who ran point for the Waco Tea Party in Texas, compared their epic quest to the three weeks it took another local group, with an innocuous name, to get tax exemption.
The piece includes some links to the irritating surveys; I've embedded one below, sent to a Hawaii Tea Party group.
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