Time to Call the Feds?

As Chicagoans are discovering this week, Illinois politics is full of surprises. And we just got one of our own.

State Rep. Jim Sacia (R-89th) writes a weekly column for his constituents in Illinois’ northwest corner, and today’s edition is an eye-opener. Here’s a little bit of what Sacia has to say about the Humane Society of the United States:

My blood boils when I see you, the consumer, bilked out of your hard earned money by appealing to your sense of compassion and kindness. No one wants to see an animal starved and we all get a good feeling sending that money to such a noble cause. What a travesty!

The good news is the IRS has been investigating HSUS for over two years. Compounding the problem of completing their investigation, the IRS has never had to deal with allegations of tax fraud by a “public charity” as large and as complex as the HSUS.

You can help. Contact the United States Treasury Inspector General at 800-366-4484 (press 5) and respectfully request that case number 55-1005-0025-C be brought to conclusion.

Click here to read the full column. And if you think HSUS’s financial malfeasance warrants government action, feel free to follow Rep. Sacia’s advice and contact the U.S. Treasury Department.

Posted on 01/27/2011 at 11:55 pm by humanewatch.

Topics: Fundraising & MoneyGov't, Lobbying, Politics

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