Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), the Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, says he has a hunch that “a lot more is going to come out” with the IRS scandal. A couple Billings guys have an idea for how Senator Baucus can spend his $5 million in campaign funds. All that is below, but first, Montana Tea Party groups say they don’t have evidence they were targeted by the IRS.
The Flathead Beacon’s Kellyn Brown has this:
In Montana, leaders of several conservative groups say they haven’t found any evidence suggesting the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeted them when they applied for tax-exempt status, but they claim the controversy is nonetheless another illustration of unfair and hypocritical treatment of right-leaning organizations.
Eric Olsen, co-founder of the Montana Shrugged Tea Party Patriots out of Billings, said his group started applying for tax-exempt status but decided it wasn’t necessary. Olsen said the process is already onerous and overly complex without the IRS singling out an application for heightened scrutiny.
The Washington Post quotes Baucus on IRS scandal: ‘I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out’
Rachel Weiner has this:
More revelations about political targeting inside the Internal Revenue Service are coming, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) predicted.
“I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out, frankly,” the retiring senator said in a Bloomberg News interview airing Sunday. “It’s broader than the current focus.”
Meanwhile, now that Sen. Baucus is not seeking re-election, two Billings men have an idea for how Baucus can spend his $5 million in campaign funds: donate to the Big Sky Honor Flight.
Ron Duty and Donald Brocopp added, in a letter to the editor in The Billings Gazette: “we think that the WWII veterans, who gave Baucus the opportunity to spend 36 years of his life in the U.S. Senate, should never have any Big Sky Honor Flight go unfunded.”