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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
Judicial Watch IRS Report Fox

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

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Oral Argument Fox News Tax Exemption Liberty
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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

Clinton Foundation Taxes
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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

MSNBC Hosts 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

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
LI #20 death and taxes 2

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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Al Sharpton’s Tax Records Destroyed by Fire… Twice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:30am 3/12/2015 at 8:30am
Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton’s tax problems are well known. It’s a good thing he isn’t a member of the Tea Party, otherwise he might be in real trouble with the IRS. Luckily for the good reverend, he’s a liberal progressive and therefore subject to a different set of rules.

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Majority of Obamacare Customers Will Owe Money This Tax Season

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:30am 2/25/2015 at 8:30am
Bumper Sticker - Wisconsin - Don't Tread On My Obamacare

Tax season approaches and the Obamacare bill is finally coming due.

Sarah Ferris of The Hill has some bad news for people who have been receiving Obamacare subsidies:

H&R Block: Majority of ObamaCare customers paying back subsidy

A majority of ObamaCare customers, 52 percent, are being forced to pay back some of their subsidies...

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IRS Flip-Flop: Illegals who didn’t pay taxes will still receive refunds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 2/12/2015 at 1:00pm
IRS building

Last week, we covered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s testimony about the shocking tax consequences of Obama’s executive amnesty plan. In previous testimony before Congress, Koskinen explained that illegal immigrants who were granted amnesty would be eligible to receive back-refunds in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—but only if...

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More Stimulus? Obama Wants $478 Billion for Roads and Bridges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30am 2/2/2015 at 8:30am
Obama Post Election 2014 Press Conference

Obama sure does like to spend money. Back in 2009, his Stimulus bill managed to use up almost a trillion dollars. The budget he’s going to release this time around will request just under half a trillion dollars for American roads and bridges.

Juliet Eilperin and Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post:

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Obama dumps tax hike on college savings accounts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:39pm 1/27/2015 at 8:39pm
529 Tax Changes

He announced.
America retaliated.
He ran screaming from his toxic tax proposal.

Today, the White House threw its own plan under the bus by announcing that it would no longer pursue its proposed tax hike on “529” college savings account.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The move followed a public call by House Speaker John...

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Debt-Laden Greece Hands Control to the Far Left

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:30am 1/27/2015 at 8:30am
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The economy of Greece has been a disaster for years due to massive entitlement and pension programs. Decades of overspending finally caught up with the Greek government in 2010, when their financial system nearly collapsed.

Other countries in the European Union, notably Germany, loaned Greece billions on the condition that Greece would...

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“This is a man who wants to punish the rich regardless of its effect on the economy.”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30am 1/20/2015 at 7:30am
Charles Krauthammer taxes

Last night on Special Report with Bret Baier, Bret asked Charles Krauthammer for his thoughts on Obama’s proposal to raise the capital gains tax.

Krauthammer pointed out that like all things Obama says and does, this is about left wing political ideology.

Via National Review:

Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Wants to Punish the Rich Regardless...

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Prohibition, Taxes, and the Allure of the Nanny State

When the 18th amendment was ratified
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:30am 1/16/2015 at 8:30am
When the 18th amendment was ratified

This day in 1919 was irrefutably one of the darkest days in American history — the day the 18th amendment to the Constitution was ratified, making Prohibition the law of the land.

Forever the hallmark of nanny-statism run amok, Prohibition was a progressive dream come true — an amendment to the...

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Obamacare Bill Coming Due

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:00am 1/4/2015 at 9:00am
Bumper Sticker - Wisconsin - Don't Tread On My Obamacare

Tax season is right around the corner and this year brings another consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Many Americans are going to discover that instead of getting a tax refund, they will owe money to the IRS.

Tami Luhby of CNN Money reports:

Obamacare tax surprise looming

Obamacare enrollees who received subsidies to...

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Snow-bound Californians now paying “Global Warming” gas tax hike

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:30am 1/2/2015 at 8:30am
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My family was set to see the snow in the local mountains today, until we discovered thousands of fellow Californians decided they were going to check out this novelty as well.

Interstate 8 east ground to a halt, the mountain town of Julian became completely gridlocked in traffic — and access to...

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