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Want to get fit in DC? Prepare to pay higher taxes

 
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Want to get fit in DC? Prepare to pay higher taxes

Most people understand that exercise is a good thing. Most people also understand that a good way to discourage people from engaging in an activity is to tax it. So therefore, one would think that elected officials would be reluctant to tax exercise… right? WRONG, at least in the nation’s capital. The Washington, DC city […]


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IRS abuses: It did not start with the Tea Party

Those who think that the IRS’s targeting of political organizations is a new phenomenon should read James Bovard’s “The Sordid History of IRS Political Abuse.” Bovard goes through the IRS’s sordid history of targeting political opponents of the current administration, a history that dates backs to the agency’s founding: The IRS has a long history of […]


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Senate Assaults First Amendment

Today, the United States Senate had a hearing with the Orwellian title “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” The hearing should have been called “Examining a proposal to deny First Amendment Rights to people and organizations that we do not like.” The subject of the hearing was a proposed constitutional […]


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Senate Armed Services Committee Violates Senate Rules to Preserve Secrecy

The Senate Armed Services Committee was so desperate to mark-up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in secret they may have violated Senate Rules to do so. According to Roll-Call: Before the May 21 markup began, CQ Roll Call discovered the doors to the committee room on the second floor of the Russell Senate Office […]


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Hey IRS, Leave Our First Amendment Alone

Last week, Representative Steve Scalise (LA-01), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Representative Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) wrote IRS  Commissioner John Koskinen requesting that the IRS  abandon their plans to “rewrite” their proposed rule limiting the ability of groups like Campaign for Liberty to inform our members about their elected official’s […]


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