World Net Daily has a very amusing (maybe that isn’t the right word!) article today about how President Barack Obama’s half brother may have gotten a special (speedy!) approval for a 501(c)3 charitable organization he heads.
WND (Hat tip: Medidy):
President Obama’s half-brother, who runs a foundation that collects funds in the United States, was able to get approval of a tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in an unheard-of time period of only a month, records reveal.
Barack Obama’s half-brother Abongo Malik Obama, also known as “Roy” Obama, appears to have received the sudden IRS approval to operate as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in only 30 days. The result was made retroactive for three years.
The Barack H. Obama Foundation, which runs out of a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet since 2008.
But it first submitted an application for its tax exemption in May and was granted the status in June, according to records. [Anyone who has set up a charitable organization knows the paperwork takes at least 6 months but a year is probably more realistic.—ed]
Whew! I wonder how many other relatives besides Abongo and Onyango (Uncle Omar) will be coming out of the woodwork looking for favors!
Read the whole article there really is a lot of interesting family history in it. If you have not read ‘Dreams from my Father’ I highly recommend it. I may go back and re-read it in light of the new revelations coming out about Obama’s extended family.