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Hillary Already Planning to Break Her Middle Class Tax Pledge

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, December 7th, 2015, 12:15 PM PERMALINK


In recent weeks Hillary Clinton has been touting her pledge to not raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. But she is already laying the groundwork to break that pledge, just like President Obama did with his own $250,000 pledge.

During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Hillary reduced the pledge to a mere “goal.” Here’s the key exchange with host George Stephanopoulos:

Stephanopoulos: “You are also saying no tax increases at all on anyone earning $250,000. Is that a rock solid read-my-lips promise?”

Clinton: “Well, it certainly is my goal. And I’ve laid it out in this campaign. And it’s something that President Obama promised. It’s something my husband certainly tried to achieve. Because I want Americans to know that I get it.”

“She’s up front saying ‘I’m going to lie my way into office,’” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

In addition to reducing the pledge to a “goal” Clinton referenced two presidents – Obama and Clinton – who raised taxes on the very people they promised to spare.

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama made the same promise. Speaking in Dover, New Hampshire on Sept. 12, 2008, Obama said:

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family makingless than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” [Video]

In an address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 24, 2009, President Obama restated the promise in forceful terms:

“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.” [Transcript] [Video]

But Obama broke that promise. He signed into law eight tax increases that directly hit Americans making less than $250,000 per year. There are seven tax increases in Obamacare that are in violation of his pledge, such as the individual mandate non-compliance tax; an income tax hike on those with high medical bills; tax hikes on flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts; and even a 10 percent “indoor tanning tax.” Combined, these tax increases target tens of millions of Americans.

Obama first broke his pledge on the sixteenth day of his presidency, when he raised taxes on cigarettes. At the time, the median income of smokers was less than $40,000. The Associated Press rightly called out Obama for the broken promise in a national piece titled “Promises, Promises: Obama Tax Pledge Up in Smoke.”

Hillary’s husband Bill raised the gas tax, steeply increasing the tax burden on millions of middle income Americans.

“Hillary just told us that her pledge is really just a tactic to try and win the election, not a principle with which to govern,” said Grover Norquist.

[See Also: Hillary on New 25% National Gun Tax: “I am all for that.”]

 

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Biden Flashback: Tax Hikes Are “Patriotic”

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Posted by John Kartch on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 11:22 AM PERMALINK


As Vice President Biden nears a decision on the presidential race, Americans are reminded of his worldview on taxes: Tax increases are “patriotic.”

As reported by the Associated Press on Sept. 18, 2008 (“Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act”) then-candidate Biden, pushing for an income tax increase, said:

“It’s time to be patriotic. Time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

Samuel Johnson famously observed that appeals to false patriotism are “the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

“Times change,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Biden has announced that an appeal to false patriotism is the last refuge of big spending politicians. Politicians like Biden have 100 reasons to raise your taxes to pay off their special interests, and patriotism is a particularly self-serving one. Patriotism would be stopping this cycle of corruption.”

Footage of Biden’s remark can be viewed here.

If Biden enters the race, he’ll be competing with Hillary Clinton for the role of Biggest Tax Hiker. Hillary’s many calls for tax hikes are documented at HighTaxHillary.com, compiled by Americans for Tax Reform.

 

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Hillary’s Real Gun Control Plan: A New 25% Sales Tax on Guns

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, October 5th, 2015, 10:14 AM PERMALINK


As Hillary Clinton rolls out her gun control plan today, taxpayers and gun owners should be reminded of her support for a new 25 percent national sales tax on guns.

While testifying before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 30, 1993, Hillary Clinton was asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton emphatically endorsed the tax, stating: "I am all for that."

As reported by the Associated Press on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ''purveyors of violence:'' a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

''Speaking personally ... I'm all for that,'' said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

''Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,'' said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

After she publically endorsed the 25 percent gun tax in congressional testimony, she made sure that everyone understood how important this was to her, saying: "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that." 

Remarkably, although the hearing was broadcast on C-SPAN and Clinton's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was noted at the time by the AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others, a search of leading news databases reveals not a single media mention since 1993. Americans for Tax Reform is now highlighting the gun tax endorsement as the latest addition to its dossier of Clinton's tax positions, available at HighTaxHillary.com. 

 "Hillary’s 25 percent gun tax would discourage gun ownership and be a backdoor route to gun registration," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Hillary has a long history of attacking gun owners."

VIDEO: Watch Hillary endorse a new 25% national gun tax

On the day of the Finance Committee hearing, NBC Nightly News reported the 25 percent gun tax incident as follows:

NBC: "Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally."

Clinton: "I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence."

NBC: "Hillary Clinton added that's only her personal opinion."

The Bill Clinton White House made it clear that Hillary's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was all hers, as shown by the Oct. 1, 1993 White House press briefing transcript:

Q: "Do you know if the President supports the First Lady's endorsement of an idea yesterday by Senator Bradley that there be a 25 percent tax on the sale of guns in America?"

WH Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers: "Well, as you know, she was expressing her opinion."

Sen. Bradley was seeking early support for gun tax legislation which called for a new federal sales tax on handguns and semi-automatic rifles as well as steep increases in existing federal firearms and ammunition excise taxes and gun dealer licensing fees.

Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun crusade continues to this day. During a CNN town hall meeting in 2014, she called for a ban on “assault weapons” and declared, “we cannot let a minority of people – and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

Clinton’s positions are consistent with longstanding progressive goals on gun taxation, gun registration, and other forms of gun control. On August 10, 2015 the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to impose a $25 per gun sales tax on all firearms. As a result, the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a lawsuit challenging these taxes.

On Aug. 26, Clinton said she would push to “balance the legitimate Second Amendment rights with preventive measures and control measures.” The next day a Washington Post headline declared her “the new standard-bearer for gun control.”

"Hillary has made it perfectly clear to the millions of gun owners in the United States: she doesn't like us, she doesn't trust us and she wants us to go away," said Norquist.

VIDEO: Watch Hillary endorse a new 25% national gun tax

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Hillary on New 25% National Gun Tax: "I am all for that."

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 6:00 AM PERMALINK


As she testified before the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on Sept. 30, 1993, Hillary Clinton was asked by Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) if she supported the imposition of a new, 25 percent national sales tax on guns. Clinton emphatically endorsed the tax, stating: "I am all for that."

As reported by the Associated Press on Oct. 1, 1993:

Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., picked up Mrs. Clinton's support for his idea of slapping stiff taxes on ''purveyors of violence:'' a 25 percent sales tax on guns and $2,500 license fees for gun dealers.

''Speaking personally ... I'm all for that,'' said the first lady. But she stressed she was just speaking for herself.

''Well, let me say that there is no more important personal endorsement in the country today, and I thank you very much,'' said a pleased-as-punch Bradley.

After she publically endorsed the 25 percent gun tax in congressional testimony, she made sure that everyone understood how important this was to her, saying: "I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that." 

Remarkably, although the hearing was broadcast on C-SPAN and Clinton's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was noted at the time by the AP, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others, a search of leading news databases reveals not a single media mention since 1993. Americans for Tax Reform is now highlighting the gun tax endorsement as the latest addition to its dossier of Clinton's tax positions, available at HighTaxHillary.com. 

 "Hillary’s 25 percent gun tax would discourage gun ownership and be a backdoor route to gun registration," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Hillary has a long history of attacking gun owners."

VIDEO: Watch Hillary endorse a new 25% national gun tax

On the day of the Finance Committee hearing, NBC Nightly News reported the 25 percent gun tax incident as follows:

NBC: "Others urge a hefty sales tax on guns, and much higher fees for gun dealers. Today, they got a powerful ally."

Clinton: "I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence."

NBC: "Hillary Clinton added that's only her personal opinion."

The Bill Clinton White House made it clear that Hillary's 25 percent gun tax endorsement was all hers, as shown by the Oct. 1, 1993 White House press briefing transcript:

Q: "Do you know if the President supports the First Lady's endorsement of an idea yesterday by Senator Bradley that there be a 25 percent tax on the sale of guns in America?"

WH Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers: "Well, as you know, she was expressing her opinion."

Sen. Bradley was seeking early support for gun tax legislation which called for a new federal sales tax on handguns and semi-automatic rifles as well as steep increases in existing federal firearms and ammunition excise taxes and gun dealer licensing fees.

Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun crusade continues to this day. During a CNN town hall meeting in 2014, she called for a ban on “assault weapons” and declared, “we cannot let a minority of people – and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”

Clinton’s positions are consistent with longstanding progressive goals on gun taxation, gun registration, and other forms of gun control. On August 10, 2015 the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to impose a $25 per gun sales tax on all firearms. As a result, the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation have filed a lawsuit challenging these taxes.

On Aug. 26, Clinton said she would push to “balance the legitimate Second Amendment rights with preventive measures and control measures.” The next day a Washington Post headline declared her “the new standard-bearer for gun control.”

"Hillary has made it perfectly clear to the millions of gun owners in the United States: she doesn't like us, she doesn't trust us and she wants us to go away," said Norquist.

VIDEO: Watch Hillary endorse a new 25% national gun tax

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Obamacare May Cause Flexible Spending Accounts to “Vanish”

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, August 28th, 2015, 3:36 PM PERMALINK


As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly made a “firm pledge” against “any form of tax increase” on any American making less than $250,000:

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” [Video]

“If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.” [Transcript] [Video]

But his promise was shattered when he signed Obamacare into law. Of its 20 new or higher taxes, at least seven directly raise taxes on Americans making less than $250,000 per year. Most of the middle class tax hikes were scheduled to take effect after 2012, once the President was safely re-elected. Among these taxes is Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax which took effect in 2013.

And now, according to an industry analyst quoted by Politico tax reporter Brian Faler, FSAs will be “one of the first things to go” thanks to Obamacare’s final impending tax hike: 2018’s “Cadillac Tax” on comprehensive health insurance plans. Below is an excerpt from Faler’s Politico piece titled “Flexible spending accounts may vanish as result of Cadillac tax”:

A popular middle-class tax benefit could become one of the first casualties of the Affordable Care Act’s so-called Cadillac tax, potentially affecting millions of voters.

Flexible spending accounts, which allow people to save tax free for everything from doctor’s co-pays to eyeglasses, may vanish in coming years as companies scramble to avoid the law’s 40 percent levy on pricey health care benefits.

“They’ll be one of the first things to go,” said Richard Stover, a health care actuary and principal at Buck Consultants, an employee benefits consulting firm. “It’s a death knell for them. If the Cadillac tax doesn’t change, FSAs will go away very quickly.”

That is likely to come as a big surprise to middle-class voters who may be only vaguely aware of the Cadillac tax, and inflame what is already a growing debate over one of Obamacare’s most important and controversial cost-saving provisions.

There are an estimated 30 - 35 million Americans who use a pre-tax FSA at work to pay for their family’s basic medical needs. They already face an Obamacare-imposed cap of $2,500. (Before Obamacare, the accounts were unlimited under federal law, though employers were allowed to set a cap.) The tax was designed to squeeze $13 billion of tax money from Americans over its first ten years. Parents socking away money to pay for braces for their kids find themselves quickly hitting the new cap, meaning they have to pony up some or all of the cost with after-tax dollars. And now they face the Cadillac Tax and its potential impact on their FSAs. Conveniently for President Obama and his middle class tax pledge, he will be long out of office when things hit the fan.

 

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Hillary Calls for $350 Billion Student Loan Tax Hike

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, August 10th, 2015, 1:39 PM PERMALINK


Another program, another tax hike. Hillary Clinton today proposed a $350 billion tax increase as part of a “New College Compact” spending program.

The $350 billion tax hike over ten years comes in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions. This creates a new Alternative Minimum Tax.

"By capping itemized deductions -- which already phase out based on income -- Clinton will complicate the tax code and bring back the AMT for millions of families," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "The original AMT targeted 155 individuals but grew to target 40 million families. Hillary's new idea is the old AMT that starts as a $350 billion tax hike and will certainly grow.”

Back in June, Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon warned of upcoming “revenue enhancements” – and the campaign has not disappointed. Today’s tax increase follows her July proposal for the most complicated capital gains tax scheme in U.S. history.

Clinton has also called for a tax increase in the form of a “Buffett Rule.”

 

See Also:

Hillary’s Tax Returns Show Death Tax Hypocrisy

As Senator, Hillary Voted for Bernie Sanders’ Gimmicky “Millionaires and Billionaires” Tax Hike

Hillary Proposes History’s Most Complicated Cap Gains Tax Regime

Hillary’s Capital Gains Tax Flip Flop

Hillary, The Tax Code Is Already Steeply Progressive

Hillary in 2004: “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good”

Norquist to Clinton: Buffett Rule Yourself First

Hillary Clinton Voted to Filibuster Full Repeal of the Death Tax

Hillary Clinton Supported Jimmy Carter-Style “Windfall Profits” Tax

Hillary Voted Against Cap Gains and Dividend Tax Cuts As Senator

Hillary Spokesman Warns of "Revenue Enhancements"

As Senator, Hillary Voted Against Income Tax Cuts for All Americans  

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Hillary Spokesman Warns of "Revenue Enhancements"

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, June 15th, 2015, 10:29 PM PERMALINK


Hillary Clinton's press secretary Monday night warned of upcoming plans for "revenue enhancements" to be announced by the candidate.

In a tweet, press secretary Brian Fallon said: "We are rolling out major policy proposals over the summer/fall. Among these proposals will be revenue enhancements."

The Clinton camp's warning of tax increases is consistent with a career record in support of tax hikes and opposition to tax cuts. As a Senator, Clinton voted against income tax relief for all Americans. 

Other key tax votes include:

  • Voted against cutting the capital gains and dividends tax.
  • Voted against killing the Death Tax.
  • Voted against doubling the child tax credit.
  • Voted against ending the marriage penalty for most Americans.
  • Voted against killing the Alternative Minimum Tax

 

Hillary Clinton's use of the Orwellian term "revenue enhancements" echoes language from the Bill Clinton White House, which described taxes as "broad-based contributions."

 

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Cameron’s Tax Pledge “had significant cut-through,” says Founder of Britain’s TaxPayers’ Alliance

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, May 8th, 2015, 12:43 PM PERMALINK


The founder of Britain’s leading taxpayer advocacy group says David Cameron’s tax pledge against increases in the income, VAT, and national insurance taxes “had significant cut-through.” 

Announcing the tax pledge in an April 29 address, Cameron asked the voters:

When you're standing in the polling booth, ask yourself: on the things that matter in your life who do you really trust? When it comes to your tax bill, do you trust the people who have taxed you to the hilt when they were in power and still haven't come clean about the taxes they want to increase next time round? Or do you trust the Conservatives, who have cut income taxes for 26 million people and who will cut your taxes again next time.

Following the Conservative victory, Matthew Elliott — Founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance — said:

A month out from Election Day, Prime Minister David Cameron's campaign was widely deemed to be faltering - the Conservative Party hadn't overtaken the centre-left Labour Party in the polls, and there was a feeling that a strong, believable case needed to be made to convince a skeptical electorate that his Government deserved re-election. A key announcement was the Tax Pledge - a pledge not to raise the key taxes on ordinary, hard-working families in the UK. This Pledge had significant cut-through, because it proved to voters that the Conservatives' plans for taxation were real, and concrete, as opposed to the illusionary promises from the other parties. Now the Prime Minister has an overall majority in Parliament, this Pledge will become an important part of Britain's fiscal debate. It's certainly works for taxpayers in the US, and it'll work here in Great Britain. 

NRO’s John Fund agrees:

This British election was supposed to revolve around post-Thatcher worries about income inequality and resentment against the rich. A recent study by the London School of Economics found that 62 percent of Britons felt inequality had reached    unsustainable levels and that 74 percent believed the rich should pay more taxes. Bart Cammaerts, the author of the study, wrote that it showed the country moving toward  'a renewed politics of redistribution.'

Goodbye to all that, for this election at least. If anything, British voters were motivated to turn out in support of Prime Minister David Cameron’s last-minute support of a version of America’s famous anti-tax pledge. Just last week, Cameron pledged that if the voters gave him a second term, he would push legislation blocking any increases in Britain’s national-insurance, income, or value-added taxes (the lattermost, a form of sales tax). 'We know it’s your money, not government money. You’ve worked for it, you’ve earned it, you should be able to keep it,’ he told voters.

Finally, in an item titled U.K. Conservatives’ Tax Stances Could Resonate in U.S., Politico Pro’s Katy O’Donnell writes: 

Taxation was a prominent theme in the election: Conservative Chancellor George Osborne pledged to cut taxes for low-income workers and, late in the campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron promised a five-year 'tax lock' — legislation banning any increases to the country’s Value Added Tax, income taxes and national insurance taxes. A Labour Party spokesman dismissed the idea as a 'last-minute desperate gimmick.'

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All Formally Declared GOP Presidential Candidates Have Signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge


Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 2:00 PM PERMALINK


All three of the formally declared candidates for the Republican nomination for President have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio have signed a written commitment to the American people to “oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes" if elected President.

Sens. Paul, Cruz, and Rubio have also signed and kept the Pledge as members of the U.S. Senate. Rubio signed and kept the Pledge as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and as state House Speaker.

"Elected officials face a choice: Reform government to cost less, or raise taxes instead of reforming government,” said Grover Norquist president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio have made it clear that they stand with taxpayers now and in the future.” said Norquist.

With the exception of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, prospective GOP presidential candidates have signed the Pledge in their current or former capacity. As incumbent governors, Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Bobby Jindal (R-La.) have signed and kept the Pledge. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry signed and kept the Pledge.

In 2012, all candidates for the Republican nomination for president signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, with the lone exception of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Huntsman dropped out of the race on Jan. 15, 2012 after finishing third in the New Hampshire primary.

ATR has shared the Pledge with all candidates for federal office since 1986. In the 114th Congress, 49 U.S. Senators and 218 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. This includes all members of the House and Senate GOP leadership as well as the chairmen of the tax writing committees, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). On the state level, 13 incumbent governors and approximately 1,000 incumbent state legislators have signed the Pledge.

Update: On May 7th, Carly Fiorina signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge becoming the fourth announced candidate for President to make a written commitment to "oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes" if elected. 

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Oversight Chairman Peter Roskam’s Remarks at ATR Press Conference: Stop IRS Abuse

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 1:45 PM PERMALINK


House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) addressed ATR’s annual tax day press conference in the U.S. Capitol. Chairman Roskam successfully shepherded a series of IRS reform bills through the full House, with overwhelming bipartisan support. As Roskam pointed out, the measures are common sense yet necessary to begin to rein in the out of control IRS. The full text of Roskam’s remarks are below:

"I'm really pleased -- there is a bipartisan consensus that's developed in the House of Representatives as a restraining influence for what we've seen from the Internal Revenue Service. We've seen the IRS over the past few years act with impunity, act with impunity as it relates to targeting people, act with impunity as it relates to squandering resources, making the false claim that they're not able to get their work done because they don't have enough money, all of which is nonsense.

And on a bipartisan basis, coming out of the Ways and Means Committee, we've marked up a series of bills and we expect to have a debate on them today and have a vote on them tomorrow. And if past is prelude, I think that these are all likely to get out of the House and over to the Senate.

Let me highlight a couple of them. Two of them I've sponsored. One forces the IRS to implement the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. What's important about this legislation is it makes it a distinct responsibility of the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to make sure that the agency, in fact, fulfills these obligations under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Second is the Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act, which is HR 1104 which permanently ensures that the IRS cannot tax gifts to nonprofit organizations. Again, this is one of these things that goes beyond your sense of wonder, that the IRS would contemplate creating a gift tax liability when there shouldn't be one, and this clears that up.

Congressman [Kenny] Marchant has jumped in to all the IRS email drama, making sure that emails are only used through official accounts. Congressman Mike Kelly has the [Taxpayer Knowledge of IRS Investigations Act]. Congressman George Holding is sponsoring legislation that will allow social welfare groups to self-declare their tax-exempt status, not unlike other elements of the code in order to expedite the process. Congressman Pat Meehan heads legislation that would permit organizations to appeal denied requests for tax-exempt status to some entity that is new and fair and neutral so they'd get a fair hearing. And, finally, Congressman Jim Renacci has legislation that makes it a firing offense to target organizations -- target Americans for political purposes.

All of these things when you hear them are fairly intuitive. All of these things when you hear them seem very, very common sense and, yet, it's only in Washington, D.C., that this tends to be groundbreaking legislation. So I am really pleased that it seems like there is a bipartisan consensus that's developing about this and that, essentially, what is happening is the American public, through their elected representatives, are reclaiming delegated authority. It was delegation that was abused and now it's authority that's being reclaimed."

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