Mazda Scandal Booth - The IRS

  • Aired:  05/20/13
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The IRS targets tax-exempt organizations that don't have to reveal their donors, and acting commissioner Steve Miller loses his job. (4:19)

SO BENGHAZI, DONE.

WHAT'S NEXT?

LET'S HEAD BACK OVER TO THE

MAZDA SCANDAL BOOTH.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

WELCOME TO THE MAZDA SCANDAL

BOOTH.

MAZDA, IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

JIMMY, LET'S SWIRL UP SOME

JOURNALISM.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

IRS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,

WHICH REMINDS ME, IF ANYONE

ASKS, THAT BOOTH IS MY HOME

OFFICE.

ALSO MY SON.

FOLKS, THE I.R.S. HAS RECENTLY

ADMITTED SINGLING OUT

APPLICATIONS FOR TAX-EXEMPT

STATUS FROM GROUPS WITH WORDS

LIKE TEA PARTY, PATRIOTS, 9-12,

OR SAID THEY WANTED TO MAKE

AMERICA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.

THESE FLAGGED GROUPS WERE WHICH

LED TO MASSIVE DPLAIS A PROCESS

WHICH FOX NEWS DESCRIBES AS SLOW

WALKING WHICH ALSO DESCRIBES

THEIR VIEWERS.

( APPLAUSE )

AND LAST WEEK, THE SCANDAL

CLAIMED ITS FIRST VICTIM.

>> NOW TO WASHINGTON WHERE THE

I.R.S. SCANDAL HAS CAUSED THE

MAN AT THE TOP TO LOSE HIS JOB.

STEVE MILLER HAD BEEN ACTING

COMMISSIONER OF THE AGENCY FOR

JUST SIX MONTHS.

>> Stephen: YES, OBAMA DUMPED

ACTING I.R.S. COMMISSIONER STEVE

MILLER AND I SAY IT'S ABOUT

TIME.

MY SOURCES TELL ME HE'S A JOKER,

A SMOKER AND A MIDNIGHT TOKER.

( APPLAUSE )

AND OFTEN USES THE ALIAS

MAURICE.

NOW, THE TAX EXEMPT GROUP

SINGLED OUT BY THE I.R.S. ARE

ALL SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

KNOWN AS 501(C)4s.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING FOOTAGE

CON TAPES GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS OF

THE U.S. TAX CODE.

>> THE C-4 DESIGNATION GREW IN

VALUE IN 2010 RIGHT AFTER THE

SUPREME COURT SAID CORPORATIONS

COULD SPEND UNLIMITED CASH ON

ELECTIONS, C-4 APPLICATIONS MORE

THAN DOUBLED.

C4s ARE SPECIFICALLY FORBIDDEN

TO MAKE POLITICS THEIR PRIMARY

ACTIVITY BUT ONE ADVANTAGE, THEY

DON'T HAVE TO REVEAL THEIR

DONORS

>> Stephen: A C-4 IS LIKE A

SUPER PAC THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO

REVEAL ITS DONORS WHICH MEANS

THEY COULD BE ANYONE FROM ONE OF

THE KOCH BROTHERS ALL THE WAY TO

THE OTHER KOCH BROTHER.

AND IT IS ALL PERFECTLY LEGAL AS

LONG AS POLITICS ISN'T THE

GROUP'S PRIMARY ACTIVITY MEANING

YOUR 501(C)4 CAN SPEND 49% OF

ITS EFFORTS PRODUCING ADS

CALLING BARACK OBAMA A SOCIALIST

AS LONG AS IT SPENDS THE OTHER

51% DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE

COMMUNITY LIKE EDUCATING OUR

CHILDREN THAT BARACK OBAMA IS A

SOCIALIST.

( APPLAUSE )

NOW, MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW I HAVE

MY OWN 501(C)4, COLBERT SUPER

PAC S-H-H OR SHHHH.

AND FOLKS, I HOPE YOU'RE SITTING

DOWN BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER

RECEIVED I.R.S. APPROVAL FOR MY

C-4.

(AUDIENCE GROANS)

>> Stephen: VERY GOOD.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THIS WHOLE

SCANDAL IS REALLY ABOUT ME?

I'LL CHECK.

>> IT'S ABOUT YOU.

KNEW IT.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL GET TO

THE BOTTOM OF ME.

WITH SUPER STARRY LECHES LAWYER

TREVOR POTTER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT