CU Students Thank the IRS for Tea Party Audits

May 29, 2013
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Fresh-faced Caleb Bonham recently asked students at the University of Colorado Boulder to sign a giant thank-you card to the IRS for improperly singling out conservative groups

Students at C.U. were eager to sign a giant thank-you card to the IRS for improperly singling out conservative groups

DENVER — It turns out not all Coloradans are appalled by the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.

Fresh-faced Caleb Bonham recently asked students at the University of Colorado Boulder to sign a giant thank-you card to the IRS for singling out Tea Party, patriot and religious groups for extra scrutiny. The card says, “Thank you IRS! Tea Party Deserves It!”

The students could have recoiled in disgust or denounced his effort as an attack on free speech–but instead, a lot of them signed the card.

“We’re sending a giant thank-you letter to the IRS thanking them for targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups. Want to write a quick message?” Bonham asks students in the two-minute video.

“Oh, cool,” says one signer. Another calls the controversy a “fake scandal” and that the decision to audit tax-exempt conservative organizations “makes sense.”

“I read about that and I thought it was pretty funny because the IRS is actually doing the right thing by doing the wrong thing at the same time, you know what I mean?” says another signer.

Bonham may look like a student, but he’s a former editor at Revealing Politics who knows how to channel his inner James O’Keefe. His video, released Tuesday by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, is already generating outrage among conservatives.

“‘Tolerant’ college kids thank the IRS for targeting the Tea Party,” said Americans for Prosperity Colorado in a tweet.

Video of Bonham’s exchange with several students is embedded below.

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6 Responses to CU Students Thank the IRS for Tea Party Audits

  1. Robyn Parker
    May 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Indoctrination of our youth.

  2. Art Vogt
    May 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    sad that the left wing hypocrisy starts that early. If it werea republican administration targeting woman’s associations people would already be headed for jail. When it’s the left, they say they didn’t do anything wrong, then immediately contradict themsleves by invoking the 5th amendment.

  3. S George
    May 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Typical liberal reaction from Boulder

  4. Virginia Dearhart
    June 3, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Who will the administration and IRS attack next? Blacks, Hispanics, Women’s Rights Groups, College Students on Need Based Assistance? Showing college students’ naivete’ or guilelessness….The IRS , throughout history, has been supposedly neutral. Just because you disagree with some groups’ ideas, does not give the IRS the right to administer different criteria and regulations making it more difficult to be tax exempt than any other group.

  5. Guglielmo Boogliodemus
    June 23, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Here we go. Just relax, it’ll all be over soon.

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