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Non-profit campaign groups may get new scrutiny

11/26/2013 2:43 PM

11/26/2013 2:44 PM

The White House has proposed new rules for the controversial social welfare groups known as 501c4s, Politico reports

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We’re quite familiar with the tactic here. In the recent health levy campaign, opponents —

Citizens for Fairnessaccepted contributions from the Government Policies Foundation, a social welfare non-profit (at least one source tell me he’s

been told the money actually came from a well-known private association working on alternative tax issues.)

We’ll likely never know about the contribution, though, because 501c4 donations are secret.

Secret non-profits are involved in lots of different local issues. The earnings tax, for example.

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