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June 13, 2013

Sen. Shaheen and the IRS

Sen. Shaheen and the IRS

For years, we thought Senator Shaheen has been quietly sitting on the sidelines, however, little did we know that she was working to attack conservative groups that disagree with her big government agenda, all the while celebrating liberal organizations that helped her campaigns.

Senator Shaheen joined fellow Democrat senators to urge the attack on conservative groups and urged the IRS to crack down on those same conservative groups applying for their 501(c)(4), such as Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads, and yet said nothing against liberal groups attaining their 501(c)(4)s.

Shaheen has welcomed the support of Organizing for Action (OFA), a liberal 501(c)(4) headed by President Obama that will undoubtedly help her in her 2014 reelection campaign, however she used the power of her position to try and shut down groups who may in turn help her opponent in the 2014 Senatorial race.

By participating in this, her actions created an environment in Washington that contributed to the IRS scandal involving the inappropriate investigation of conservative organizations. When a Senator calls on an organization, which is supposed to be non-partisan, like the IRS, and successfully uses them to play partisan politics, it is a no wonder people do not trust our government. Remember, at some point a Republican will hold the White House and imagine the IRS targeting progressive groups, I can you hear the outrage now!

Regina Birdsell

NH State Representative

Rockingham 13; Hampstead and Kingston

Member House Election Law Committee

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