One poster made this comment;
tax-exempt religion is just a playground for malfeasance.
We need to think along those lines. Remember, the Watchtower
does not have to answer to the SEC or the IRS or anyone that will investigate
if they paid their share of taxes. “They are exempt” They have a Free get out of jail card.
They are publicly asking for money from the rank and file
and “They are getting it.”
As long as
people continue to donate to their cause they have free reign to scrape every
last cent from willing participants. If
they ever get caught doing illegal things with that money, then they will get a
couple of JDubs to be scapegoats, disfellowship them, and print in the magazines
that Satan infiltrated the ranks to mislead many. It will be Big News for a few
months and then people will forget about it and get on with their lives. Some will leave the WT but many
will stay faithful and be willing to go down with the ship.
Example: Enron Scandal, lost $74 billion. Thousands of
employees and investors lost their retirement accounts, and many lost their jobs.
Before they got caught, Fortune Magazine named Enron, “Most Innovative Company to
invest in six years in a row” Penalties; two people were sentence to prison,
one died before serving any time.
Brothers, hid $50 Billion in loans disguised as sales.
Penalties; SEC did not prosecute due to lack of evidence.
And life goes on!