Nice public relations move by the Republicans. Now… let’s see if they go to the mat for it, or simply roll over when Harry Reid plays hardball.
Also, it seems that you admit you can do things with the power of the purse. Wow. Well… that’s interesting. What is the budget for Health and Human Services going to look like? Will you finally de-fund Obamacare, entirely? How about the EPA, which is trying to regulate the stuff we breathe into the air each day, and to hamstring our economy and raise our energy prices through the roof?
The Washington Examiner: “House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement.”
The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare.
The House Appropriations Committee is set to OK an IRS budget of $10.9 billion, $1.5 billion under President Obama’s request for fiscal year 2015, reducing the agency’s budget to 2008 levels.
The goal is to keep the tax agency focused on its “core duties,” and eliminate efforts to judge the political activities of tax-exempt groups and brake its implementation of Obamacare.
The funding is part of a larger $21 billion bill for several agencies including the IRS, Treasury Department and Securities and Exchange Commission. Noting that it cuts $2.3 billion from the president’s overall request, Chairman Hal Rogers said, “the bill focuses cuts on lower-priority or poor-performing agencies, such as the scandal-plagued and inefficient Internal Revenue Service.
Words, words, words… worthless, unless you finally back them up with authentic, blood and guts action. We’re watching, but I have to say your repeated retreats to the white flag on just about every issue don’t foster confidence.
Prove me wrong.