Victory! Tea Party Patriots helps stop IRS’ proposed heavy-handed regulation
Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today in reaction to the IRS decision to withdraw the proposed regulation to collect the Social Security numbers of individuals who donate $250 or more annually to a charity.
“This is a huge victory for American democracy, the First Amendment and our grassroots supporters. President Obama’s IRS is abandoning its blatantly heavy-handed regulation to ask charities to disclose the Social Security numbers of donors giving $250 or more annually. Tea Party Patriots activated its grassroots supporters using our website, email and social media presence and they responded – flooding the IRS’s public comment page with more than 16,000 submitted comments on the regulation, which accounted for 43 percent of the more than 37,000 total comments received on the proposal. We will continue to keep a close eye on the IRS and fight back against any attempt to improperly expand its power and threaten American citizens and their constitutional rights.”