171 results for tag: Abuse of Power


What higher taxes on the wealthy actually means

What happens when high-earners are hit with "millionaires' taxes" in their states? They take their money elsewhere. States like California, New York, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia have such levies and these states seldom, if at all, benefit from them. City Journal has the story: Instead of generating a reliable revenue stream, millionaires’ taxes make revenue-collection more uncertain. One problem is outmigration: the wealthy simply decamp to less-punitive locales. Often owning homes in several places, they can easily change their official residence without giving up the one they maintain in a high-tax state, ...

Project Veritas unmasks Deep State infiltrating the IRS

Project Veritas is at it again! The group released another video, this time, showing leftists IRS officials casually speaking about the IRS’ unfair treatment of conservative groups like Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and calling them justified.  Watch the video here. Thomas Sheehy and Jerry Semasek are IRS officials who, on camera, justify former disgraced IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s actions. Koskinen was found to have lost tens of thousands of emails regarding the Lois Lerner controversy where the IRS unfairly singled out and scrutinized conservative groups. Semasek also admits that “mistakes were made” during the Lois Lerner ...

IRS paid the price for tea party group targeting

A couple of weeks ago, a judge approved a $3.5 million settlement to tea party groups from the IRS after proving illegal and unwarranted targeting from the agency for political purposes. The decision for the IRS to settle shows that there's a price to be paid for targeting groups based on their viewpoints.  Fox News has the details: "It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid," said Edward Greim, a lawyer who led the class-action case in federal court in Cincinnati, according to the Washington Times. The tea party groups received a "sincere apology" from the IRS, and ...

Ken Blackwell: “Strong patents are an American tradition”

Tea Party Patriots Action recently came out with a documentary – INVALIDATED: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System – about the failure of our American patent system and the struggles inventors face. Family Research Council advisor Ken Blackwell, one of the experts featured in the documentary, discusses how so-called patent “reform” is actually undermining patent holders and destroying innovation.  Townhall has Blackwell’s commentary: The frustration comes in the stories these inventors told of how they believed in the patent system, played by the rules and still had their rights denied.  This undermining of their rights has ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: Iran Cheated on Nuclear Deal Commitments, President Trump Should Follow Through on His Promise to End It

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that senior Trump Administration officials confirmed the authenticity of documents pertaining to Iran’s nuclear program released by Israel. “After years of pressing for an end to former President Obama’s terrible nuclear deal with Iran — a state sponsor of terrorism that we have said cannot be trusted to keep its word — we have finally seen proof that Iran has cheated, thanks to the work of Israeli intelligence agencies. We stood with then-candidate Trump at the Capitol in 2015 in opposition to the ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: Full Senate Should Pass Gridlock Reform to Stop Democrats’ Obstruction of Pres. Trump Nominees

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the Senate Rules Committee vote to pass Senator James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) Gridlock Reform proposal to stop Democrats’ abuse of Senate rules to obstruct President Trump’s nominees. “Americans are sick and tired of Senate Democrats abusing the rules of the Senate to create gridlock and unnecessarily stall President Trump’s well qualified judicial and executive branch nominees. The partisan games must end and that is why Senator James Lankford is working to pass rule changes that will put an end to Democrats’ ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt for Bringing Accountability and Sensibility to “Once Politically-Driven Agency”

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt newly released guidelines pertaining to the use of scientific findings in the rulemaking process at EPA. “Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Pruitt is long overdue. The EPA must have transparency and use peer-reviewed, objective science when crafting environmental policies that impact the lives of millions of Americans. The critics of this plan obviously have something to hide, which gives even more credibility to Administrator Pruitt’s effort to ensure that moving forward, EPA’s ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applauds OMB-Treasury Agreement Regarding Review of Tax Regulations

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports that OMB and Treasury reached an agreement for OMB to review all proposed tax regulations from Treasury and the IRS. Chairman Martin called on the White House to ensure OMB review of Treasury and IRS tax regulations in a column for The Hill back in January of this year. “We applaud President Trump and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for restoring regulatory oversight for tax rules coming from the Treasury Department and the IRS. For more than three decades, the IRS has evaded the kind of standard oversight of its ...

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We need to figure out a way the FBI doesn’t insert itself’ into politics

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release a classified memo to members of Congress, reportedly containing allegations of the FBI abusing a surveillance program to target a Trump campaign official during the 2016 presidential election. Democrats and some officials are fighting the release of the memo, but the decision to release it is ultimately in the hands of President Trump, and Republicans are calling on him to make it available to the public. The Washington Times has the details: Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the FBI needs more oversight, and there needs to be some way to keep the agency out of elections. “Maybe we need to be ...