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Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal swapping income for sales tax

From Cato’s Daniel Mitchell comes the good news that Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed elimination of his state’s income tax. From the Governor’s website: “Over the last ten years, more than 60 percent of the three million new jobs in American were created by the nine states without an income tax. Every year for the past 40 years, states without an income tax had faster growth than states with the highest income taxes.  Economic growth in the nine states without income taxes was 50 percent faster than in the nine states with the highest top income tax rates.  Over the past decade, states without income taxes have seen nearly ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/18/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in town through Friday, with no votes after 3 PM. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote scheduled for 5:30 PM on a motion to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to H.R. 5325, the House-passed Legislative Branch appropriations bill that will serve as the vehicle for the FY17 Continuing Resolution. And they’ll stick around just long enough to get that bill passed. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, ...

Praying for the law-enforcement officers murdered in Dallas and their families

Last night in Dallas, five law-enforcement officers were tragically murdered in the line of duty while trying to protect citizens’ First-Amendment right to free speech during a large, peaceful protest. The New York Times has the details: DALLAS — Snipers killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others, along with two civilians, during a demonstration on Thursday night against police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, the authorities said. By morning, one suspect had been killed by the police, who used a robot-controlled bomb after extensive negotiations during a standoff in a garage in downtown Dallas at the El ...

IRS releases list of more than 425 organizations targeted for their political beliefs

The Internal Revenue Service after admitting more than three years ago agency officials targeted Americans for their political beliefs has finally released an almost-exhaustive list of the charities it homed in on for extra scrutiny as the agency slow-rolled applications for tax-exempt status. Fox News has the story: The new list shows a total of 426 organizations, far higher than what the Treasury Department’s inspector general believed there to be in May 2013, when he identified 298 groups. The names span the gamut, covering well-known groups like Tea Party Patriots but also lower-profile local outfits like the Louisiana Campaign for ...

Congressional legislators spar over ways to reform tax code

Republican lawmakers Tuesday in front of the House Subcommittee on Ways and Means Tax Policy delivered proposals during the first of several hearings on ways to reform our outdated tax code but differed on how to overhaul the system. The Daily Caller has the story: Members of the panel on both sides of the aisle agreed the country’s tax code is broken, but squabbled over how to best tackle the issue. “We are saddled with a code that is littered with exclusions, deductions, and special rules,” Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany of Louisiana said at the start of the hearing. “The code is so complex that Americans devote billions of ...

Senator: Congress’ Obamacare exemption undermines ‘confidence in government’

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairman David Vitter (R-La.) is asking President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen how it is that Members of Congress and Congressional Staff are able to qualify for a subsidized small-business health-insurance program that requires a business have 50 or fewer employees when Congress clearly has more than 50 employees. The Daily Caller has the story: In a letter written to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen Wednesday, the Louisiana Republican said it appears Congress is “misrepresenting itself to either DC Health Link or the IRS” and questioned whether the ...

5 of the best quotes from political leaders championing tax reform

Our convoluted tax code on both the state and federal levels needs a major overhaul that includes slashing the tax burden on everyday Americans and eliminating crony, big-business tax incentives that rarely ever apply to the small mom-and-pop shops. Here are five conservatives championing fairer, simpler tax codes in their backyards and on the federal level. 1. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley "We cannot rest on our laurels when it comes to our tax rates. You've long heard me say that South Carolina needs to reduce our tax burden every single year. Never has that been more important than now, with our citizens opening their paychecks this ...

Calls for McConnell To Step Down As Majority Leader Grow

Now that John Boehner has announced he’s stepping down as Speaker at the end of October, the pressure is ramping up on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to follow him out the door. RNC Vice Chair and Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere  called on McConnell to step down as leader of the Senate. The Washington Times has the details: "McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, June 3

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Patriot Act Renewal: Senate Overwhelmingly Votes To Proceed “…Conservative groups are arguing against McConnell’s amendments, and that could augur trouble in the House. So far, the USA Freedom Act has enjoyed unusual support from both tea party groups and the American Civil Liberties Union. “We support passage of the USA Freedom Act as passed by the House, and see no need whatsoever for these amendments which are obviously designed to weaken the bill,” Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement. “Simply put, if it is amended in the manner that the Majority Leader desires, we will be forced to ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, June 2

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: End the NSA dragnet (Op-ed) http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2015/06/01/end-nsa-dragnet/28276189/ HEALTHCARE: Obamacare's Double-Digit Rate Hikes For 2016 Disclosed “After two years of relatively stable premiums across the country, rates will jump in 2016 by double-digit percentages for individual policy purchasers on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in practically every state, according to the first glimpse of proposed costs for next year released by the Obama administration. The rate increases aren’t a huge surprise as health insurers across the country in recent weeks have been disclosing ...