Tax payers fund their own funeral

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  1. billwald

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    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/conn...rassroots-political-group-vehicle-3481230.php

    (I have have posted several paragraphs for our most thick-headed member.)

    A secretive Washington, D.C.-based "social welfare organization" -- as the IRS defines it -- spent $5.5 million here in 2010 trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, with Washington's voters never learning where a penny of its donations came from.

    The non-profit, Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies, is a vehicle by which America's super-rich can carpet-bomb campaigns with money while leaving no footprints. The "Grassroots" are grown out of the greens and lawns of some of the nation's most exclusive country clubs.

    A secretive Washington, D.C.-based "social welfare organization" -- as the IRS defines it -- spent $5.5 million here in 2010 trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, with Washington's voters never learning where a penny of its donations came from.
    The non-profit, Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies, is a vehicle by which America's super-rich can carpet-bomb campaigns with money while leaving no footprints. . .

    The rich would enjoy more tax cuts under proposals by candidate Romney -- who paid all of 14 percent on $42 million income in 2009 and 2010 -- and Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget that slashes social programs.
    And the lungs? The Koch brothers run a big oil company and have fought two decades to eviscerate the Clean Air Act. The House has voted for -- and Obama has blocked -- all sorts of rollbacks aimed at pollution requirements designed to protect the air that kids breathe.

    Crossroads GPS is officially a non-profit that "advocates for free markets, free-trade, limited government and personal responsibility." Its "advocacy" is, however, aimed at dismantling America's safety net, and protection of workers, consumers and the environment.

    A single, anonymous donor has given the group $10 million. Another generous, monied conservative is in for $10 million, given in two chunks. Two dozen wealthy individuals/families/interests -- we'll never know who -- have given at least $1 million apiece. . .



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