What's funny about IRS investigating HSUS? Lois Lerner, head of the IRS Tax Exempt Division, is or was a member "in high standing" of the Humane Society Of The U.S.
Scandalous joke! Congress investigates Director of IRS tax exempt section, who will never deny the Humane Society Of The U.S. (HSUS) see Lois Lerner VIDEO below
So the joke's on us... but wait, isn't she the one on TV (May-June 2013) who is facing Congressional investigation? Something about targeting conservative groups applying for IRS 501C4 income tax exemption status?
And in Sept 2013, didn't Lois Lerner announce she's retiring?
You betcha! Lois Lerner was head of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Organizations division - the same IRS that granted HSUS tax exempt status as a charitable organization.
Here's how it went. When Frank Losey and other HSUS watchdog groups charged that the Humane Society Of The U.S. was lobbying in violation of the protective tax status it had been granted, TheDogPlace.org reported it was Lois Lerner who was supposed to be investigating.
No wonder Lerner took the Fifth Amendment in May 2013. She was so arrogant, she unwittingly blew her right to that protection when giving her long-winded defense speech. If you're going to take the Fifth, you're supposed to keep your mouth shut. Congress is forcing her to testify but so far, she has thumbed her nose at the law and retired with over $200,000 in salary and benefits.
Realistically, we could say IRS is a big bloated government agency and the head of Tax Exempt division can't be expected to know about every organization it is investigating.
But given Wayne Pacelle's ability to insinuate the Humane Society of The U.S. into just about every U.S. federal regulatory agency, well, a logical person would presume Wayne and Lois were on lunch-date good terms.
TheDogPress.com revealed staggering political and government connections between HSUS and the NFL, Pepsi, USDA, natural gas, the Secretary Of Agriculture, famous entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, and, well it’s a long list but well worth reading!
Too bad Ms. Lerner didn’t read it. She would have found more than sufficient Lobbying activity, which you know, makes HSUS ineligible to be granted Internal Revenue Department 501C status.
Come to think of it, how could she not know that the Humane Society Of The U.S. lobbies for political agendas? They even brag about it on their website! And one would think that she knew about HSUS lobbying because shucks, they must have lobbied IRS to grant them tax status to which they were not legally entitled.
"Get the whole picture in Video Theater" (below) where Lerner, HSUS, and Conant, head of USDA/APHIS are all featured in Animal Rights and Politics news videos.
According to Losey in this extensive coverage of the Humane Society Lobbying violations in HSUS Lobbygate "No organization may qualify for 501 (c) (3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying...." and if they get caught, they lose that precious tax status.
In addition to the lobbying violations, they just don't qualify for tax exempt status because they spend next to nothing on the "cause" for which they are tax exempt.
Breeders have tried to get the tax exempt status removed on the grounds that the Humane Society Of The U.S. spends less than 1% of their millions of dollars in donations to care for animals.
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