04.19.2017

Lois Lerner should be in jail

By Natalia Castro From Feb. 2010 until May 2012 the IRS showed Americans exactly what the weaponization of executive agencies looks like when the Obama administration directly targeted the tea party and other conservative 501(c)(4) groups for political reasons. Now over three years later, justice […]

02.24.2017

Mnuchin should replace IRS taxpayer advocate Nina Olsen for dereliction of duty

By Rick Manning Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service has someone who is appointed by the Treasury Secretary to serve as the “Taxpayer Advocate?” The position was designed by Congress to have a high level of independence from the IRS to, “assist taxpayers in resolving […]

11.25.2015

Congress must enforce the First Amendment on IRS targeting

  By Dustin Howard The Left’s fervor and furor against their enemies is pervasive. There exists a multi-front war, in which speech, cultural and social institutions and faith are being reviled, marginalized and even silenced. This serves to polarize our country, and empower an alien […]

07.10.2015

23 things Congress could defund in Financial Services budget

By Robert Romano Next week, the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for Financial Services and General Government. This is another opportunity for Congress to exercise its constitutional power of the purse through policy riders that can help limit the size and scope of […]

06.03.2015

21 things Congress could defund in Commerce, Science, and Justice

By Robert Romano This week the House of Representatives is taking up the appropriations bill for Commerce, Science and Justice. This is an opportunity for Congress to exercise its constitutional power of the purse through policy riders that can help limit the size and scope of government. […]

04.02.2015

IRS political targeting never again

By Rick Manning Recently, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced H.R. 1104 , the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act, that will protect donations to 501(c)(4), (c)(5), and (c)(6) groups, regardless of their ideological perspective, from any executive action by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to apply the gift tax. […]

12.30.2014

Breaking Obama’s stonewall

By Robert Romano National Review’s Kevin Williamson had an interesting analysis of the Obama administration’s continued stonewalling of Congressional subpoenas and other federal investigations, pointing to a letter from 47 inspectors general to Congress complaining of agency obstruction of lawful internal investigations. “Section 6(a)(1) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (IG) Act reflects the clear intent of Congress that an Inspector General is entitled to timely and unimpeded […]

12.19.2014

Bush’s original sin on executive action

By Robert Romano A little more than six years ago, Congress took up legislation that would have bailed out then-troubled automakers GM and Chrysler with $14 billion of taxpayer-funded loans. The bill passed easily in the House , but, as it turned out, ran into a brick wall in the Senate. It […]

12.08.2014

Focus on amnesty creates GOP opportunity on omnibus

By Robert Romano With all of the focus on Obama’s executive amnesty of 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children , and House Republicans’ decision to separate funding for agencies that spend money implementing the executive action into a shorter-term continuing resolution — very few are focused on the remainder of the budget. Which may be good news […]

12.01.2014

Six defunds Congress can take up right now

By Rick Manning and Robert Romano Americans for Limited Government supports Congress passing a short-term continuing resolution in the lame duck session with a longer term funding bill passed by the newly elected members next year. Current funding for the fiscal year expires on December 11. Kicking funding questions […]

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