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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 ...

Obama’s VA deserves a great big lump of coal for Christmas — here’s why

The Department of Veterans Affairs is refusing to fire employees responsible for penalizing VA whistleblowers connected to the internal leak that revealed the VA had secret patient waiting lists. Read the details at The Washington Examiner: The year-old report, which has not yet been made public by the VA, offered a detailed account of the retaliation two whistleblowers faced when they attempted to report wrongdoing at the Phoenix facility. For example, Paula Pedene in the Phoenix system's public affairs office said her budget was slashed and her staff reduced in 2012 after she raised "multiple allegations of misconduct and mismanagement" ...

IRS has been ‘bungling’ back taxes for more than two decades

The software used by the IRS to attribute payments to taxpayer accounts has had drawbacks for nearly two decades that could, if left unresolved, leave taxpayer data open to “increased risk of inappropriate and undetected use,” according to a Government Accountability Office report. The Washington Examiner has the details. Since at least the mid-1990s, the tax agency's software has been unable to attribute taxes received to the accounts of specific taxpayers who owed back taxes. Instead the IRS has employed a labor intensive statistical estimation process to track $9 billion in adjustments during Fiscal Year 2015, the report states. "Bas...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 11/08/15

CALENDAR: The House is in recess this week. The House will return on Monday, November 16. The Senate, on the other hand, will return on Monday, November 9. They’ll stay in Monday and Tuesday, then take a break Wednesday for Veterans Day, then return Thursday and Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House began its week Monday with nine bills on the Suspension Calendar. On Tuesday, the House took up a bill on the Suspension Calendar, then moved to take up H.R. 22, House amendments to Senate amendments to the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act – otherwise known as the highway funding bill. ...

DOJ Drops Investigation Into Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Even Though IRS Abuses Persist

Officials at the Department of Justice last week announced that they are dropping their investigation into former senior IRS official Lois Lerner, who many allege spearheaded the IRS' slow-rolling of conservative groups' nonprofit applications. The Hill has the details: Republicans are blasting the Justice Department for declining to bring charges against IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure of the Tea Party targeting scandal ... The DOJ said in a letter to Congress on Friday that it was closing its investigation of Lerner and only found evidence of “mismanagement” and “poor judgment,” which it added “is not a crime.”...

Report: 307,000 Veterans May Have Died While Awaiting Care Due to Processing Incompetence

The Department of Veterans Affairs is again in hot water after findings of a report issued Wednesday revealed hundreds of thousands of veterans may have died without care while waiting for their enrollment applications to be processed, reports CNN. The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency's system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past ... In a response to a request by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs' to investigate a whistleblower's allegations of mismanagement at the VA's Health ...

Senate Report Finds IRS is Prone to Abuse – Tea Party Patriots Respond

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee released a report of their two-year investigation into the IRS's treatment of tax-exempt organizations, which found "gross mismanagement at the highest levels of the IRS and confirm[ed] an unacceptable truth: that the IRS is prone to abuse,” according to Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for years, issued the following statement: "The  Senate Finance Committee Report confirms what Tea Party Patriots already knew: The targeting did indeed happen, IRS employees obstructed justice, and the White ...

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Epic Obamacare Exemption Flip-Flops

There are many things to dislike about Obamacare. The list - such as skyrocketing insurance premiums, IRS penalties, and the job-destroying on small businesses - is bad enough. But outrageously, Congress has taken the additional step of exempting themselves and their staff from Obamacare. Congress knew how bad a health care law written by insurance lobbyists would be, and they decided to not abide by that same law they force us to live under. President Obama hoped we wouldn’t notice how he illegally authorized the Office of Budget and management (OPM) to treat Congressional offices on the hill as if they were a small business. That allowed ...