Tag: Dave Camp

GAO Investigation Finds Obamacare Wide Open to Fraud

An undercover sting operation by the Government Accountability Office found that fake people can easily get access to insurance supported by real tax subsidies. The GAO created 18 fake identities backed up by fake documents. The plan was for them

IRS Is Ready to Move On, but the American People Are Not

IRS Is Ready to Move On, but the American People Are Not

Ever since the IRS scandal broke, the agency’s defenders have been saying it’s over. President Obama denied a “smidgen” of corruption. Elijah Cummings still says “the case is solved.” These statements have the same ring as an officer waving people

Lois Lerner Sought Audit Involving Sen Chuck Grassley

An email has surfaced indicating former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner “sought an audit involving”  Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. Grassley in 2012 after a mix up somehow led to her inadvertently led to her receiving an event invitation meant for Grassley. He also

More IRS Emails Go Missing

Yesterday Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp revealed that Lois Lerner is not the only person involved in the improper targeting of conservative groups whose emails have gone missing. In a press release Camp reveals that the emails of

GOP Michigan Rep. David Camp to Retire

GOP Michigan Rep. David Camp to Retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he will not seek another term. The Michigan Republican said in a statement Monday that he will retire after 12 terms in the House.

IRS to Hand Over All Lois Lerner Emails

Under threat of subpoena from Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the Internal Revenue Service now says it will “turn over emails and other documents from Lois Lerner”, who remains at the heart of allegations the agency targeted conservative

Tax Reform: Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether

Tax Reform: Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether

Americans desperately want a fairer tax system and relief from arbitrary treatment by the IRS. True reform requires simply junking the personal and corporate income taxes in favor of a consumption tax. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp

IRS Targets Tea Party and Conservative Non-Profits for Audit

IRS Targets Tea Party and Conservative Non-Profits for Audit

On Tuesday, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the IRS targeted tax-exempt conservative groups for audits.  The findings by Camp’s committee comes on top of last year’s revelation that the IRS had used “inappropriate criteria” to review applications from

Judicial Watch Seeks End to IRS Anti-Tea Party Reg

Judicial Watch Seeks End to IRS Anti-Tea Party Reg

When it comes to silencing political opposition, the Obama administration often wields a big stick – say, for example, using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to block the nonprofit applications for organizations deemed too “patriotic,” or subjecting these organizations to

Obama IRS Tightening Noose on Tea Party Groups

Obama IRS Tightening Noose on Tea Party Groups

Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel noted on Friday that Barack Obama and the IRS have a new plan to target Tea Party groups in advance of the 2014 elections.  During Thanksgiving week, the Treasury Department announced a proposal to

Obama admin. lowers health sign-up expectations

(AP) Obama admin. lowers health sign-up expectationsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated PressWASHINGTONThe Obama administration is trying to lower expectations for strong initial enrollments under the president’s historic expansion of health coverage for the medically uninsured. Facing ongoing problems with

IRS Officials in Targeting Scandal Turning to Elite DC Lawyers

IRS Officials in Targeting Scandal Turning to Elite DC Lawyers

IRS workers involved in the targeting of conservatives have turned to high-powered Washington, D.C. lawyers to represent them as Republicans investigate how these officials may have systematically targeted conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Three of the most

IRS Audits of Charities Up 79% Under Obama

IRS Audits of Charities Up 79% Under Obama

An analysis by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) figures has found that audits of tax-exempt charities have increased 79% under President Barack Obama. GAI President Peter Schweizer reports that from 2001 to 2008, the IRS

House Republicans Take Hard Line On Tax Increases

House Republicans Take Hard Line On Tax Increases

President Barack Obama on Wednesday again said he would not sign any agreement that does not raise the top tax rate, but Republicans in the House steadfastly stood in opposition to raising tax rates on those making over $250,000 in

Congress to Block Obama Admin. Welfare Law Changes

Congress to Block Obama Admin. Welfare Law Changes

Last week, the General Accounting Office (GAO) determined that the Obama administration did change the work requirements in the Welfare Reform Act. On Thursday, two House committees — Ways and Means and Education and the Workforce — will introduce resolutions

Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?

Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?

(AP) Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated PressWASHINGTONCan the Internal Revenue Service police President Barack Obama’s health care mandate while simultaneously collecting all the taxes for running the federal government? The question is being renewed