The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new guidelines to govern political spending by dark money groups, the tax-exempt entities that have grown and spread over the past few election cycles.
The proposed guidance issued by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service would define a new category of activity — “candidate-related political activity” — that would not qualify as social welfare.
This is what happens when you make a big deal over nothing. Now it’s going to be more difficult for these obviously political groups to attain tax-exempt status. It’s similar to how Edward Snowden has made it more — not less — difficult for future leakers.