Wednesday, March 30, 2011

[wvns] Profit for “non-profit” organizations

Individuals who profit exceedingly well for "non-profit" organizations
http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/individuals-who-profit-exceedingly-well-for-non-profit-organizations/

[See above website for chart graphic]


Haaretz reports on How much do U.S. Jewish leaders make? It is taken from the Jewish Daily Forward's article that focuses not on some of the excessive salaries but on the disparity between the positions and pay of men and women. Without looking into each and every one, I take it they all are `classified' as non-profits, charities, religious and educational organizations.

The entire chart is here but let's look at one of them, the Anti-Defamation League and their `leader' Abe Foxman.

Over a half a mil a year is a lot of profit for Foxman for his anti-truth hate speech. The ADL is classified as a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). What does the IRS say are the requirements?

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.

An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation. source

"Some lobbying but not too much?" Who defines that? As a current example, is this the ADL advocating adoption of legislation in disregard to IRS rules?

"We urge the Senate to do its part and to pass the DREAM Act without delay."

It sure seems as if they are advocating legislation to me. I guess the ADL gets around the rules by just saying yeah we're lobbying, but not too much. No one in Congress or the IRS is going to call them out on it anyway.

AIPAC is a 501C4 non-profit and they pay their top dog very well for the job of seeing to it that we give Israel billions of dollars each year and fight their wars for them. Something's very wrong when a nest of spies is classified as a non-profit.

The IRmep Center for Policy and Law Enforcement has filed a 1,389 page complaint demanding that AIPAC's tax exempt status be retroactively revoked.

They have the details, a rock solid case, but don't hold your breath on that one.

So check out the chart. If we had the time we could go on and on about most of them. These are not the soup kitchens and charitable groups we tend to think of non-profits as being but propagandists, Israel firsters and agenda driven profiteers. Some could be even be called thieves, sanctioned by the IRS.

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