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IRS employees heading to prison for defrauding taxpayers

A number of employees at the Internal Revenue Service will spend time behind bars for accessing personal taxpayer information used to defraud people to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, a report released Wednesday reveals. The Washington Examiner has the details: The office said IRS employee Nakisha Hall used her position to access the personal information of hundreds of taxpayers between 2008 and 2011, creating fraudulent returns on her own computer and receiving more than $550,000 in tax refunds she requested be sent in the form of debit cards. After Hall came up with the idea for the scheme, she asked four people to help her hide ...

Senator says North Carolinians on hook for up to 25 percent Obamacare price jump

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says North-Carolina residents in 2017 potentially face a 19-to-25-percent jump in their Obamacare health insurance thanks to a proposed rate increase from the Tar Heel State’s Department of Insurance on top of limited health-insurance options. McClatchy DC has the details: Further, because major health insurers have suffered losses and are exiting the program, in 90 percent of North Carolina counties, residents enrolled in President Barack Obama’s signature health care program will only have one plan from which to choose in their so-called marketplace, Burr wrote in an op ed published in the online North State ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/25/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in town through whenever they get their work done – which means, whenever they pass a Continuing Resolution. The Senate will come back on Monday and return to consideration of H.R. 5325, the vehicle for the FY17 Continuing Resolution, but the first vote will not be until 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, after the two parties’ weekly lunches. The first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell substitute amendment to the bill, which is another way of saying the first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the C.R. ...

Americans ready for tax reform, survey says

  U.S. tax-policy reform is on the forefront of Americans minds this year, according to a recent survey – which is not surprising as real-unemployment numbers remain abysmal and Americans continue to tighten their belts. CNBC has the story: That's the finding of a recent survey of 1,040 individuals conducted by WalletHub, a provider of free credit scores and reports. Nearly 57 percent of participants said that "tax fairness" — what people should pay and how much — was more important than "whatever is best for the economy," which garnered close to 23 percent… "Consumers are spending more than they should over the past few ...

Survey: Majority of Americans oppose allowing illegal immigrants onto Obamacare exchanges

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey shows nearly 60 percent of Americans are not in favor of letting illegal immigrants purchase Obamacare Newsmax has the details: In favor: 29 percent. Not in favor: 59 percent. Undecided: 12 percent. According to a 2009 survey, 80 percent of voters opposed the government healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. Democrats supported allowing illegal immigrants to buy health insurance in their state through one of the new exchanges by a 48-39 percent count. Meanwhile, 83 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of unaffiliated voters opposed the proposal. Most voters still oppose Obamacare's requirement ...

House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

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, ...

Tea Party Patriots Calls on the House to Impeach Koskinen Before Going on Vacation

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to news of a deal on Capitol Hill that would delay a vote on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  “It has been six years since the targeting started. We who were targeted never received due process during the targeting. To date, there still has not been any accountability for the actions taken against 426 groups across the country representing millions of Americans, not to mention the countless people who were individually targeted.  (NOTE: remember, Congress learned from investigations that tea party donors were ten ...

Rep. Fleming: IRS commissioner’s actions ‘warrant impeachment, trial and removal…’


Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues subpoena to FBI official during dramatic hearing