For John, BLUF: We mostly depend upon others to alert us and protect us from Federal Rule Making. Nothing to see here; just move along.
At the Tax Prof Blog, Professor Paul L. Caron, of Pepperdine University School of Law, gave us, yesterday, "The IRS Scandal, Day 948".
It just keeps getting worse. Here is the lede:
Considering the Obama Administration’s well-documented willingness to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a political weapon to intimidate, silence and bankrupt organizations and individuals who oppose the president, a proposed IRS rule to force charities, churches and nonprofits to report the Social Security numbers of donors to the IRS could dry up donations and run them out of business.So soon I will have to give my Parish my Social Security Account Number to contribute? Two more days to make a comment to the IRS regarding this rule making.
Part of this is on our Representatives in Congress for giving Executive Agencies too much flexibility in rule making.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff