I'm not a big fan of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), primarily because their main reason for existence appears to be to peddle insurance and Medicare supplements. I dropped out of the group a few years ago when it endorsed Bush's Medicare pharmacy plan for seniors - a plan that was authored by by pharmaceutical industry. But last year when AARP redeemed itself by supporting the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, I joined again.
However, as Gilda Radner used to say, "It's always something!" Either Pa Rock gets pissed off, or the teabaggers take up arms. Obviously the booger-eating denizens of Teabagger Nation would go nuts on any organization that supports their favorite bogeyman - "Obamacare!"
So these loud-mouthed morons have now convinced a few of their Congressmen to try to get the AARP's tax-exempt status revoked - primarily because they view the group as politically active on the wrong issues. And that suits me just fine - but don't stop with the AARP. If we don't want tax-exempt status for one organization because of it's overt political agenda, let's apply that same yardstick to some other well-known non-profit organizations as well.
I personally would like to see politically active churches paying their fair share of the tax load (Catholics and Mormons - I'm especially looking at you!) And while we're at it, let's not forget one of the largest and best funded reactionary groups in the country - the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Or better yet, the National Rifle Association!
There are so many great tax sources out there just waiting to be tapped! Tax them all!