President Obama’s bullying doesn’t stop with charities. He invited officials from charitable organizations to the White House on Friday and left them know that if they don’t stand up for his proposed tax hikes they’ll lose the tax exemption that makes it much easier for them to raise money.
“Today, the White House chose to mislead and scare America’s charitable giving community, using them as pawns in an effort to achieve their tax hike proposal,” said Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the ranking Republican at Senate Finance in a joint statement issued Friday. “This is abhorrent, wrong and needs to stop.”
The GOP leaders made their statement after the Obama Administration held a Friday White House meeting with several charitable officials and held a call with other nonprofits. Rep. Camp and Sen. Hatch said charitable officials contacted them with concerns after the White House meeting. The implication was clear: either support Mr. Obama’s tax hike on the rich or donations to your charity may no longer be tax deductible.
The White House strategy of fear and intimidation appears to be working.
“Genuinely, we are very worried right now,” a charitable source told The Hill. “We are trying to navigate the politics of this and the policy of this in a way where we can come out without losing the deduction.” (Read More)
Hey, what do we need charities for these days now that everybody is on the government dole?
Via Fox Nation