September 4, 2013
The IRS Abuse Protection Act:
“Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative Stephen Fincher will introduce the IRS Abuse Protection Act, which requires that the secretary of the U.S. treasury notify taxpayers in writing each time the IRS accesses their tax accounts, tax returns, or other information. The notice must include who accessed the information, the reason for doing so, and the method of access. In addition, taxpayers will receive a copy of the accessed information and any report issued on how it was used. . . . The IRS has been under investigation by the House Oversight Committee after reports that the agency singled out conservative and tea-party groups requesting tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.”
The legislation should also waive official immunity on the part of any IRS employee violating it, making them subject to civil suit, with statutory damages starting at $50,000 per occurrence.
If it passes. And who thinks it will? Another election season ploy?
How about a flat tax, doesn’t that eliminate the need for all this crap. Isn’t that the problem.
August 11, 2013
You’d think the question of adding “atheist chaplains” to the military was put to rest by the House of Representatives, which voted against the controversial proposal several few weeks ago, but the secular humanist lobby is continuing to battle.
Freak wants to know how he can represent freaks … When you just can’t.
Note he says he is in college. What kids learn from their, anybody’s guess. Maybe that’s why it costs so much???
July 8, 2013
Here is comes, those that have jobs watch out … Salaries going down, job pool shrinking.
BOEHNER’S NEXT MOVE: The immigration debate is now squarely in the House of Representatives, with the Senate overwhelmingly passing its version of a comprehensive bill before the congressional break. ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes that House leaders will begin to chart their next steps this week with a special meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday. Speaker John Boehner will ultimately face the big choice: Whether to support a path to citizenship or notbut until then there are plenty of little questions. Will the bipartisan “gang” in the House break through with something like a similar group did in the Senate?
Read more at abcnews.go.com …
May 8, 2013
Markey’s TV ad buy may
mean he’s running scared.
“In a sign of concern among Democrats, U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey’s Senate campaign is launching the first of an expected barrage of TV ads as national Republicans accused him of running a “despicable” smear campaign against GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez. Markey’s TV ad buy starting today is the first since he won the Democratic nomination and is designed to shore up the longtime Malden congressman’s image after his tough primary battle against U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch. Polls taken right after last week’s primary had Markey clinging to a surprisingly small lead in a matchup with Republican newcomer and businessman Gomez, and showed many voters viewing Markey negatively.”
May 7, 2013
Yep the Senate passed it’s version of a new Internet tax. Despite all tax bill’s be written in the People’s House, the Senate could not wait.
Nothing done yet, but it has to be undone before the House will, so your move John. How about just punt and do nothing, treat it like one of the budget bills you sent the Senate over the last 5 years..
Freedomworks has their thoughts with what is wrong about an Internet sales tax.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “The Internet sales tax bill was passed in the name of ‘fairness for small business,’ but championed by Washington insiders, big box retail lobbyists and tax collectors. With friends like that for struggling entrepreneurs, who needs enemies?”
February 22, 2013
So what is wrong with this …
Rep. Rick Becker’s bill, HB1373, which would require law enforcement obtain a warrant before conducting surveillance on private citizens got a lengthy and often heated debate on the floor of the House today. At one point, Rep. Mike Nathe said that the bill is “anti-law enforcement” and “appeals to the black helicopter crowd.”
“I trust law enforcement,” said Rep Nathe asserting that there’s “no evidence of law enforcement violating any rights.”
The question is, do we have to wait until law enforcement violates someone’s rights, until law enforcement does something we’re uncomfortable with, before we put in sense reasonable protections of our privacy? It’s not a matter of not trusting police – our founders didn’t trust the police which is why we have the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments – but a matter of protecting the people from unreasonable infringements upon their privacy.
Here’s Rep. Nathe’s comments, and you can watch the full debate here.