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CNN 2011-12-31

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 The campaign for liberty advocates a cut in government spending,shutting down the IRS and a non-interventionist foreign policy,sound familiar? It mirrors the platform of Ron Paul who is now the GOP front runner in Iowa.Paul founded the campaign for liberty in 2008.Since then,the non-profit has been hard at work drumming up ground support for Paul's ideas in_state.It's also what the IRS calls a 501C4 group,which is tax exempt1 and able to raise unlimited2 amount of donations.They're supposed to be involved in quotesocial welfare.That term has been stretched in the political world.I mean,basically,we are talking about political entities,now they can be primarily partisan3,but the part that's partisan is very partisan.Political non-profits have been around for a while,advocating issues,examples,the_and the Sierra club,but a new crop of 501C4 promotes the ideas of candidates.Priorities USA touts4 the policies of President Obama.Crossroads GPS was started by former President Bush advisor5 Crok.Its goalwhipping democrats6 with ads like this one,targeting Nebraska senate Ben Nelson.that critical 60 votes,Ben Nelson,Ben Nelson,senate Ben Nelson.Here's the key:non-profits unlike political action committes,don't have to disclose their donor7 list.Democracy 21,a non-partisan open government watchdog group has written letters to the IRS,arguing 4 non-profits,Crossroads GPS,the American action network,Americans-elect and priorities USA should have their status revoked8.A number of these organizations are claiming tax exempt status and ripping off tax code for the purpose of raising secret money and spending it in our elections.We contacted the groups,they all said they followed the law,priorities USA saying quoteour organization operates in compliance9 with all federal rules and regulations enforced by the IRS.A spokesman for crossroads GPS dismissing Democracy 21's complaint saying it wants the IRS to overturn 200 years worth of camping finance laws and precedence and no one is listening.But_with Democracy 21 says political non-profits are on the slippery slope.We're having secret money,unlimited money being raised and spent in federal elections,secret money,unlimited money is the most dangerous kind of money in our politics,it has led to corruption10 and scandals before and it will do so again.These non-profit groups can be very influential11.Crossroads GPS the Crok's group,announced it was spending 500,000 dollars on ads in senate Ben Nelson's homestate to convince him not to run for re-election.We don't know if there's a cause and effect but this week,Nelson announced his retirement12.CNN Washington


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1 exempt wmgxo     
adj.免除的;v.使免除;n.免税者,被免除义务者
参考例句:
  • These goods are exempt from customs duties.这些货物免征关税。
  • He is exempt from punishment about this thing.关于此事对他已免于处分。
2 unlimited MKbzB     
adj.无限的,不受控制的,无条件的
参考例句:
  • They flew over the unlimited reaches of the Arctic.他们飞过了茫茫无边的北极上空。
  • There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris.在技术方面自以为是会很危险。
3 partisan w4ZzY     
adj.党派性的;游击队的;n.游击队员;党徒
参考例句:
  • In their anger they forget all the partisan quarrels.愤怒之中,他们忘掉一切党派之争。
  • The numerous newly created partisan detachments began working slowly towards that region.许多新建的游击队都开始慢慢地向那里移动。
4 touts e7b84e5a035797f4e743a3bcd192b380     
n.招徕( tout的名词复数 );(音乐会、体育比赛等的)卖高价票的人;侦查者;探听赛马的情报v.兜售( tout的第三人称单数 );招揽;侦查;探听赛马情报
参考例句:
  • Many vouchers are returned for cash, allowing touts and middle men to make a healthy margin. 许多月饼券都被兑换成现金,这让券贩子和中间商赚取了不蜚的利润。 来自互联网
  • Spotting prey, the customary crowd of hustlers and touts swarmed around, jostling for my business. 照例有大群的拉客黄牛在寻觅猎物,他们争相过来抢我的生意。 来自互联网
5 advisor JKByk     
n.顾问,指导老师,劝告者
参考例句:
  • They employed me as an advisor.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • The professor is engaged as a technical advisor.这位教授被聘请为技术顾问。
6 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 donor dstxI     
n.捐献者;赠送人;(组织、器官等的)供体
参考例句:
  • In these cases,the recipient usually takes care of the donor afterwards.在这类情况下,接受捐献者以后通常会照顾捐赠者。
  • The Doctor transplanted the donor's heart to Mike's chest cavity.医生将捐赠者的心脏移植进麦克的胸腔。
8 revoked 80b785d265b6419ab99251d8f4340a1d     
adj.[法]取消的v.撤销,取消,废除( revoke的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • It may be revoked if the check is later dishonoured. 以后如支票被拒绝支付,结算可以撤销。 来自辞典例句
  • A will is revoked expressly. 遗嘱可以通过明示推翻。 来自辞典例句
9 compliance ZXyzX     
n.顺从;服从;附和;屈从
参考例句:
  • I was surprised by his compliance with these terms.我对他竟然依从了这些条件而感到吃惊。
  • She gave up the idea in compliance with his desire.她顺从他的愿望而放弃自己的主意。
10 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
11 influential l7oxK     
adj.有影响的,有权势的
参考例句:
  • He always tries to get in with the most influential people.他总是试图巴结最有影响的人物。
  • He is a very influential man in the government.他在政府中是个很有影响的人物。
12 retirement TWoxH     
n.退休,退职
参考例句:
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • I have to put everything away for my retirement.我必须把一切都积蓄起来以便退休后用。
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