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Tea Party Patriots thanks House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz for his efforts to impeach Obama’s IRS commissioner

It has been three years since the IRS admitted to targeting Americans for their political beliefs – singling them out for additional scrutiny, extra paperwork and even audits. This egregious abuse of power by the IRS went on for years and agency officials to this day are still covering up the full extent of their targeting scandal. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has been at the forefront of the congressional investigation into agency misconduct and has been tireless in his efforts to uncover the truth and hold the IRS and its high-level officials accountable. On Wednesday, Chairman Chaffetz again called for the ...

Veterans Affairs secretary: ‘When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line or what’s important?’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Monday apparently downplayed the severity of the wait-list scandals that have plagued the department, left veterans without timely care and, in some cases, been the difference between life and death – a metric, the secretary implied, that should be trashed altogether. The Washington Examiner has the details: "When you got to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what's important? What's important is, what's your satisfaction with the experience?" McDonald said Monday during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters. "And what I would like to move to, eventually, is ...

Wow — You’ll never believe what Sen. Harry Reid said 11 years ago – we even agree!

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is in hot water for apparently flip-flopping regarding his position on the role of the U.S. Senate in considering presidential nominees. "The duties of the United States Senate are set out in the Constitution of the United States. Nowhere in that document does it say the Senate has a duty to give presidential nominees a vote; it says appointments shall be made 'with the advice and consent of the Senate.' That's very different than saying that every nominee receives a vote," Sen. Reid said May of 2005 on the Senate Floor, C-SPAN footage shows. The U.S. Senate minority leader has been arguing the Senate is bound to ...

You will not believe how many credit hours it takes to qualify for this Tennessee license

A longtime hairdresser in Tennessee was driven out-of-state when Tennessee shampoo-licensing laws became too burdensome to handle. The Daily Signal has the story: In 1996, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law requiring natural hair stylists to attain a cosmetologist’s license through the state’s Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. Natural hair braiders like Nutall had excelled in their craft for years, learning braiding from their mothers and grandmothers. But now, the state was telling them they had to log more than 1,500 hours of education through an eight-week course with costs topping $12,000, Nutall recalled, and all for ...

Conservative House caucus recommends ‘flatter, fairer and simpler tax code’

The U.S. tax code – at nearly 75,000 pages in length, according to The Washington Examiner – is exactly the type of bureaucratic web Congress needs to unweave. And, while Americans are bright enough to negotiate the ins and outs of the convoluted system, we shouldn’t have to spend time and resources navigating an agency continually used to target Americans for their political beliefs. Fortunately, the Republican Study Committee in a recent statement called for an overhaul of the wayward agency. “The RSC’s recommendations seek to create a flatter, fairer and simpler tax code. Recommendations include developing a business tax code that is ...

Columnist: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady solution to ‘growth-igniting tax reform’

Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist George Will in a recent syndicated column says House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) holds the key to unlocking America’s earning potential. Read a portion of the column below: If there is going to be growth-igniting tax reform — and if there isn’t, American politics will sink deeper into distributional strife — Brady will begin it. Fortunately, the Houston congressman is focused on this simple arithmetic: Three percent growth is not 1 percent better than 2 percent growth, it is 50 percent better. If the Obama era’s average annual growth of 2.2 percent becomes the ...

IRS could still be targeting Americans for their religious, political beliefs

Those at the Internal Revenue Service may still be unfairly setting their sights on Americans based on religious and political beliefs, say investigators from the Government Accountability Office. The Blaze has the inside scoop: “The control deficiencies increase the risk of selecting organizations for audit in an unfair manner — for example, based on an organization’s religious, educational, political, or other views,” said one of two GAO investigations of the IRS released Wednesday. One of the GAO reports focused on problems in the IRS Wage and Investment Unit, the other on the Small Business and Self-Employed Unit. The House Ways ...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in GOP Conference Last Night

As you've probably heard from media reports by now, last night Rep. Paul Ryan gave a speech to his colleagues in the Republican Conference meeting that he would accept the job of Speaker of the House as long as he could be a unifying force AND as long as the 3 major factions in the House got behind him. Oh, and there's one other thing. He wants the Republican Conference to change the rules of the House to remove the power of Members to issue a motion to vacate the chair - which you'll recall is the mechanism that Mark Meadows of North Carolina used to ultimately force John Boehner to step down. So Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker as long as he can ...

Income Inequality, Beltway Style

I had to be in Washington the other day, so I squirreled away an hour to drive by my old house in northern Virginia. My wife Jane and I had bought it when we went to Washington with Reagan. Heady days, those. We were young and idealistic and determined to help The Gipper beat the Soviets in the Cold War, free up the American economy, and put a halt to the spreading bureaucracy of central government. In time, we came around to the idea that two out of three ain’t bad. It was a great house to raise a family – a graceful Cape Cod-style clapboard with a big yard. Shade trees with swings for the kids. A garden for Jane, a library for me. First thing ...

When fair and free elections are at stake

It’s starting to hit closer to home. A prominent member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is now calling [1] for an investigation into some of the ads that were used during the Mississippi Senate run-off race last month. RNC member Ed Martin, who also happens to chair the Missouri Republican Party, sent a letter to RNC chairman Reince Priebus requesting that he appoint a special committee to investigate “if one of our own members helped finance ads or robocalls that tarred tea partiers as a group of racists…” Earlier this week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz led the charge by calling for an investigation [2] into possible fraud in ...