The IRS acknowledges it gave additional scrutiny to the tax-exemption applications of conservative groups. Top Republican lawmakers are calling for a White House investigation into the agency.
Repealing laws by hollowing them out – failing to fund their enforcement or implementation – works because the public doesn’t know it’s happening, Reich writes. Enactment of a law attracts attention; de-funding it doesn’t.
Social Security payments were made to seniors in 2009, federal investigator says. One in 10 Social Security payments to very poor were improper.
Tax filing requirement, unpopular with business, would be repealed under a House bill. The House passed the tax filing repeal by a 314-112 vote.
Unemployment insurance that provides jobless benefits to millions is at risk of running out over the holiday season, while tax cuts to those earning over $200,000 may be extended.
Unemployment benefits extension was approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.