View Full Version : Ron Paul illegally using campaign funds?

12-25-2011, 03:11 AM

Two of Ron Paul‘s foundations are skirting the edge of, and perhaps crossing, the line between issue advocacy and political campaigning and may be breaking federal tax and campaign finance laws.

The non-profits, all part of millionaire Paul’s political empire, pays his campaign aides, organizes political volunteers and promotes his often unorthodox ideas, the Associated Press is reporting.

An AP “enterprise” story by Ryan J. Foley, published Saturday coincides with Capitol Hill Blue findings that raise serious questions about how Paul uses money donated to both his campaigns and his various causes.

By diverting funds into his foundations, Paul is able to avoid disclosure on how the funds are spent and evidence suggests he is illegally using non-profit foundations for political activity.

“It sounds like a way to maintain a permanent campaign, Melanie Sloan, executive director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told the AP. “These groups were never supposed to be political organizations


Much more at the link.

12-25-2011, 03:14 AM
More here. Shit sounds shady.


12-25-2011, 03:41 AM

You just exposed the original grassroots TEA PARTY long before it was co-opted by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Fox News.

12-26-2011, 06:39 AM
Good articles Mr. Jones! :)
Thanks for posting them!

Molon Labe
12-27-2011, 08:27 PM
See the problem for some conservatives that don't like Paul is that they don't get he's just a man, but his message is universal. Free market capitalism, fiscally sound spending, and constitutional foreign policy. That's going to live on in groups like this way after he's gone. Since CFL was the first group to come out of the Tea Party, I think it's pretty hilarious someone would want to post something damaging the orginal Tea Party 501c.

Everyone's got a 501c now a days and that's how the ball bounces....so you can thank McCain Feingold for all of this. Hell, Obama's been in perpetual campaign mode since he took office. I guess the other GOP candidates groups don't count because they are pro establishment? Unless this guy has specifics about what violations occurred, then he's just another failed hack journalist IMO and should STFU.

Too bad the other babies can't get it together, so they have to cry about someone else being more organized. They couldn't even get on Virginia's ballot. lol...