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Clean debt ceiling vote fails to rein in IRS

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Photo Credit: republicanconference/Flickr

House Speaker John Boehner as indicated that he plans to introduce a clean bill raising the debt ceiling, failing to answer calls to use the limit as leverage to stop IRS regulations limiting free speech for 105(c)(4) non-profit organizations.

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement responding to a planned vote in the House on a clean debt ceiling this week:

“House Republicans’ decision to vote on a clean debt ceiling in order to win Democrat votes for passage was somewhat predictable, but it is a shame that they couldn’t find common ground among themselves around a desire to stop President Obama’s IRS abuse of power. This is a win for Sen. Harry Reid and the Obama administration.

“The debt ceiling is the last piece of must-pass legislation during this session of Congress, and is the last opportunity for members to deal with IRS targeting before new regulations restricting 501(c)(4)s go into effect. While regular legislative efforts are expected in the House on this important issue, there is no chance that they will become law. We are profoundly disappointed by this failure to rein in IRS abuse.”

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