Seems as if that’s pretty much how it’s looking – the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings to examine alleged misconduct by Commish Koskinen, we hear. On May 24 (just next week) the Judiciary Committee will hear the findings of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s investigation of the Chief Revenooer!
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Oh) has expressed his view thusly: “I applaud Chairman Goodlatte’s decision to hold hearings on the resolution for impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Commissioner Koskinen failed to fulfill his duty to the American people by allowing back-up tapes containing potentially 24,000 emails to be destroyed. He failed to inform Congress about the destruction of these back-up tapes in a timely manner……Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist papers that impeachment should be used to protect the public against ‘the abuse or violation of some public trust.’ Commissioner Koskinen has most assuredly violated the public trust…….”Read More
Tax Freedom, that is! You actually just achieved it about a week ago, according to the Tax Foundation. “Tax Freedom Day” 2016 just passed – on April 24, or 114 days (not counting “Leap Day”) into the new year. And indeed, “Freedom” comes one day earlier than last year!
That’s the good news. You will mope when you hear that Americans will spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined! And when you include Federal borrowing, Tax Freedom Day won’t hit until May 10! (The latest ever deficit-inclusive Tax Freedom Day occurred during World War II – on May 25, 1945.)Read More