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Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS to Do Your Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 4/17/2016 at 2:30pm
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Do you trust the federal government to prepare your taxes for you? Elizabeth Warren thinks so.

Should the Tea Party activists and others who have been harassed by the IRS for political reasons in recent years be expected to trust the agency with preparing their returns? Isn’t it bad enough that the...

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The Tax Man Cometh… and is Carrying a Big Gulp

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:00am 4/8/2016 at 10:00am
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Tax Day this year is April 18th; ironically, it has been postponed this year because of a conflict with Emancipation Day.

After collecting a record amount from taxpayers last year, the Internal Revenue Service is going...

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The DEA’s $86 Million Plane That Doesn’t Fly

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/31/2016 at 1:00pm
the dea's $86 million plane that doesn't fly government waste fraud and abuse tax payer dollars doj oig report

Tipped off by an anonymous whistleblower in 2014, the Office of the Inspector General dug into the Drug Enforcement Administration’s aviation operations with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.

They found an $86 million plane that doesn’t fly. Worse still, the DEA’s Afghanistan mission ended in July.

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Is there any support for Mitt Romney’s Trump tax return suspicions?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/27/2016 at 6:00pm
Romney Trump Tax Returns

On Wednesday Mitt Romney said some interesting things about Donald Trump and his tax returns, and they got picked up by a lot of news outlets and pundits, including Legal Insurrection. This is the way his remarks were generally reported:

He also called on the entire GOP field to release their...

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Obama Proposes New $10 Oil Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:30am 2/5/2016 at 8:30am
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In his last year in office, Obama promised to be more bold (reckless?) in pushing his agenda, and one thing that has long irritated him about our great country is our consumption of oil.

To address this pet peeve of his, Obama has released a budget in which he proposes a $10...

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Bernie’s “Free Stuff” Will Cost Taxpayers $19.6 Trillion in New Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00am 1/20/2016 at 7:00am
Bernie Sanders Democratic Debate 1-17-2016

Last week, I noted that Bernie Sanders was reluctant to reveal how he intends to pay for everything for everyone; this week, the Washington Examiner has some answers.

The Washington Examiner estimates that the bill for Bernie’s “free stuff for everyone!” promises will be approximately $19.6 trillion.  Our national debt, which has ...

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Cash Poor Democrats Want Taxpayers to Fund Their Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:45pm 12/15/2015 at 2:45pm
DNC cash poor problem

Last month we reported that the DNC was going into debt while the RNC was raising millions. In a new but related development, the cash poor Democrats want taxpayers to help pay for their national convention.

Stephen Dinan reported at the Washington Times:

Struggling DNC craves tax dollars for convention

Already struggling...

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Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6:00pm 11/27/2015 at 6:00pm
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Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.

They begin with a bit of a warning to those serious about tax reform:

All the...

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Fleeing blue state taxpayers should leave their blue politics behind

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 9/6/2015 at 12:30pm
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A newly published study shows taxpayers are (still) abandoning blue states and heading to states where Republicans retain a greater level of influence.

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Record $2.6 Trillion tax revenue not enough to feed federal gov’t beast

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9:30am 8/16/2015 at 9:30am
Federal Government Record Taxes

Since the beginning of fiscal year 2015, the federal government has taken in a staggering $2.6 trillion in tax revenue. Despite this record breaking haul, the United States is still operating in the red.

Terence P. Jeffrey of CNS News reports:

$2,672,414,000,000: Federal Taxes Set Record Through July; $17,955 Per Worker–Feds Still Run...

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Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00am 7/23/2015 at 7:00am
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President Obama appeared on the Daily Show this week and claimed that the IRS never targeted the Tea Party.

Yet according to an explosive new report from Judicial Watch, the IRS used donor lists from certain organizations to target specific people for audits:

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to...

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Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 6/28/2015 at 6:30pm
Supreme Court Gay Marriage Oral Argument Fox News Tax Exemption Liberty

Forty-eight hours after the Supreme Court’s monumental gay marriage decision, and progressives are already calling for an end to tax exemptions for churches.

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s eventual ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would protect religious institutions...

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Clinton Foundation turns itself in before getting caught

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00am 4/28/2015 at 7:00am
Clinton Foundation Taxes

The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it may have made “mistakes” with regard to their taxes and will refile five years of returns.

The admission came after a Reuters report was published on Sunday:

Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes

The Clinton Foundation’s acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had...

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Four MSNBC Hosts Owe Considerable Back Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 4/25/2015 at 4:30pm
MSNBC Hosts Back Taxes

The progressive hosts of MSNBC may like the idea of big government programs, but for some of them, paying taxes seems to be a challenge.

Jillian Kay Melchior outlined the issue in a recent column for National Review:

MSNBC’s Touré Has the Taxman on His Case

Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes...

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/25/2015 at 2:30pm
Taxpayer Protection Pledge

While I’m not a fan of Grover Norquist, I do appreciate his Americans for Tax Reform’s work each election cycle to get candidates on the record regarding tax increases.  It’s not the be-all-and-end-all, but it does indicate to voters where candidates stand in terms of big government and taxation.  The...

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California’s “assisted death” legislation clears Senate hurdle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:30am 4/16/2015 at 11:30am
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Since we “celebrated” Tax Day with an analysis on the difficulties of cutting down the tax code, now seems like a good time to review the topic that is the only other certainty in life — death.

California’s politicians, not content with messing around with our water flow, are looking to OK...

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Taking advantage of the tax day narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:40am 4/15/2015 at 11:40am
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Today, the RNC sent out their annual “isn’t this terrible” tax day press release decrying big government excesses and calling for reform. Take a look:

“Today is Tax Day, our annual reminder of how much of our hard-earned money is sent to Washington, DC, and spent recklessly by a bloated federal government....

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