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Dr. Clouthier and the Case of the Tea Party Convention

a href=”http://www.melissaclouthier.com/2010/01/15/tea-party-nations-judson-phillips-i-want-to-make-a-million-from-this-movement/”>Melissa Clouthier has some interesting reading about all the questions behind this Nashville shindig.I think the good doctor and I both hope it is a success and energizes lots of people to get involved, but all signs are pointing to something not so good.Just as a “for instance,” were I still practicing law I’d advise clients to have their 501(c)(4) or 527 already set up before taking people’s money. Saying the organization will turn around and pour the collected money into an as of yet unformed 527 or 501(c)(4) is questionable, if only from a tax standpoint.I haven’t practiced law in a few years, but this was the area in which I practiced. If the fact are as reported, there is something questionable going on.

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