The hosts of Fox & Friends delved into yet another conspiracy, this time regarding President Obama’s half-brother, Abon’go Malik Obama, and why he obtained tax exempt status, and Tea Party groups did not. What the hosts allege is that Obama’s brother received preferential treatment from the IRS.
Let’s look at that.
I’m not certain if this is the charity the hosts are speaking of or not, but this is what came up via Google.
From the their website, “The Barack H. Obama Foundation is committed to a wide array of development and humanitarian projects which will help mitigate social-shortcomings in areas of education and literacy, health and well-being, poverty, and lack of community infrastructure in such basic needs such as water, electricity, shelter and sustenance. It was the vision of Barack H. Obama, that efforts be made around the globe to address the needs of those most in need.”
Watch courtesy of Mediaite:
Gretchen Carlson said in reference to Jay Carney’s remarks, “It was a stump speech.”
Steve Doocy said, “Hey, why exactly did the president’s half-brother get a sweetheart deal? The Fox News host said that Obama’s half-brother, Abon’go “Roy’ Malik Obama, received tax-exempt status for his charity in one month while some Tea Party groups have waited for up to three years.”
Brian Kilmeade, “He had a 501(c)3 retroactive to 2010, even though he submitted the proposal in May of 2011. That is some good action.”
Steven Doocy, “That’s right. He operated his charity illegally for years, and yet the IRS rubbers stamped him.”
Well damn, I’m going to guess that the Tea Party is political whereas providing water to areas suffering from drought is a charity.
For the record,”The George W. Bush Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.”