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GOWDY On IRS Corruption: Not A Training Issue, But A Systematic, Character, Moral Issue | RealClearPolitics

By at June 7, 2013 | 9:45 am

GOWDY On IRS Corruption: Not A Training Issue, But A Systematic, Character, Moral Issue | RealClearPolitics

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) addressed how IRS spending on conferences is not a question of training, but a moral and character issue at a Congressional hearing on Thursday. REP. GOWDY: I’ll say this to the witnesses: I’ve prepared a list of questions for all three of you. But during the ranking member’s opening statement, I shared with him, the floor, my mind went ... Go To Article

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SECRET MANCAVES in EPA WAREHOUSE used as gym, TV room, etc | The Daily Caller

By at June 5, 2013 | 1:54 pm

SECRET MANCAVES in EPA WAREHOUSE used as gym, TV room, etc | The Daily Caller

What do you do with a 70,000 square-foot taxpayer funded warehouse? Turn it into your personal gym, of course. That’s exactly what contracted employees did at an Environmental Protection Agency warehouse in Maryland. A report by the EPA inspector general details that the employees used surplus equipment to set up an impromptu gym and personal television areas. The ... Go To Article

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IRS SPENT $50 Million in Two Years on ‘Conferences’

By at June 3, 2013 | 12:27 am

IRS SPENT $50 Million in Two Years on ‘Conferences’

by WARNER TODD HUSTON 2 Jun 2013 A report to be released on Tuesday investigating expenditures by the Internal Revenue Service will reveal that $50 million was lavished on some 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012. In one case alone, the report finds that the IRS spent $4 million on a conference for 2,600 IRS employees held in Anaheim, California in ... Go To Article

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AP CEO calls records seizure UNCONSTITUTIONAL – AP News

By at May 19, 2013 | 5:28 pm

AP CEO calls records seizure UNCONSTITUTIONAL – AP News

AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional AP News | May 19, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department. Gary ... Go To Article

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MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT: Senate approves online sales tax bill – The Hill’s Floor Action

By at May 6, 2013 | 4:54 pm

MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT: Senate approves online sales tax bill – The Hill’s Floor Action

By Bernie Becker and Ramsey Cox - 05/06/13 06:59 PM ET The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would for the first time allow states to collect billions of dollars in online sales tax revenue from out-of-state purchases. The 69-27 vote is a major victory for retail groups and state governments, who for years have fought to close what they see as a loophole ... Go To Article

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GREEN ENERGY: Despite sequester, DOD signs contract for $59/gallon green jet fuel | WashEx

By at May 5, 2013 | 9:39 am

GREEN ENERGY: Despite sequester, DOD signs contract for $59/gallon green jet fuel | WashEx

May 2, 2013 , Joel Gehrke Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently warned that sequestration would cause “suspension of important activities, curtailed training, and could result in furloughs of civilian personnel” but the spending cuts haven’t killed the green fuels program, as the Pentagon has continued purchasing renewable fuel at $59 per gallon. “In ... Go To Article

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BIG GOVERNMENT: When Will America Burst D.C.’s Bubble? | RealClearPolitics

By at May 5, 2013 | 9:03 am

BIG GOVERNMENT: When Will America Burst D.C.’s Bubble? | RealClearPolitics

By Salena Zito - May 5, 2013 WASHINGTON--Eighteen Starbucks shops can be found in the three-mile walk from DuPont Circle to the U.S. Capitol. Not one of them had a line less than seven people deep on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-one construction sites filled with workers on girders and cranes towering over whole city blocks can be found on the same ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUE yields multibillion-dollar surplus – latimes

By at May 3, 2013 | 1:25 am

CALIFORNIA TAX REVENUE yields multibillion-dollar surplus – latimes

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. SACRAMENTO — California has been flooded with revenue this tax season and is on track to finish the fiscal year with a surplus of billions of dollars, according to officials. State coffers contain about $4.5 billion more than expected in personal income tax payments. Nearly $2.8 billion of it arrived ... Go To Article

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ECONOMY: Flood of new regulations made Obama’s first term costliest in history | WashingtonExaminer.com

By at May 3, 2013 | 12:30 am

ECONOMY: Flood of new regulations made Obama’s first term costliest in history | WashingtonExaminer.com

May 2, 2013 | 5:51 pm A torrent of regulations enacted over the last four years make President Obama’s the most expensive first term in history, with $70 billion in new annual regulatory costs, according to a study released Wednesday by the Heritage Foundation. The Obama administration passed 131 major new rules in those four years, and has hundreds more in the ... Go To Article

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AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM : Obamacare’s Tax Hike Train Wreck

By at April 30, 2013 | 3:10 pm

AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM : Obamacare’s Tax Hike Train Wreck

The most destructive Obamacare tax increases are just around the bend Asked about Senator Max Baucus’s recent “train wreck” comments, President Obama today said, “A huge chunk of it [Obamacare] has already been implemented.” Unmentioned was the wave of destructive Obamacare tax increases that will begin to hit Americans during the 2014 tax filing season and ... Go To Article

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