Sunset The Tax Code

The American public recognizes that the current federal income tax system is so complex and so riddled with special deals for special interests that it is inherently unfair and inherently inefficient. The public NEEDS tax reform that results in a simpler and fairer system.

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August 2, 2016 | Robert Knight
A tale of two platforms
Regardless of the Trump-Clinton matchup, it’s instructive to contrast the Republican and Democratic Party platforms. While nearly identical in length, they reveal utterly opposite worldviews. The 54-page Republican platform calls for greater personal responsibility; decentralizing power; a balanced-budget amendment; reducing the size and scope of government; parental rights; gun ownership and religious liberty; tax incentives… View Article
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July 16, 2016 | JC Callahan
Colin Hanna to Host New Show on Salem Radio Network Affiliate in Philadelphia
***NEWS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 Colin Hanna to Host New Show “Conservative Solutions to Liberal Problems” on the Salem Radio Network affiliate in Philadelphia, WNTP News Talk 990 AM beginning Saturday July 30 at 8:00 am PHILADELPHIA, PA — Colin Hanna will host a new show Conservative Solutions to Liberal Problems on… View Article
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July 1, 2016 | Steven G. Bradbury
Clarence Thomas’ 25 years on the Supreme Court are a triumph of perseverance
Clarence Thomas was born into a community of Americans scratching out a living in the lowest tidal marshes of society, utterly vulnerable to arbitrary power and to the suffocating darkness of “impenetrable bigotry,” as he describes in his memoir “My Grandfather’s Son.” But he was blessed—saved from the shanties and squalid tenements of segregated Savannah… View Article
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April 28, 2016 | Sarah Feldpausch
Five Reasons to Impeach IRS Chief John Koskinen
Taxpayers deserve a transparent and accountable government. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has shown active neglect to his duties with respect to uncovering the truth in the Lois Lerner conservative targeting scandal. The agency has continually displayed extraordinary lack of responsibility in many capacities. Koskinen has proved to be incapable of managing taxpayer funds and protecting… View Article
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April 18, 2016 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
Your Paycheck will Feel the Bern
Democratic 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders‘ tax plan has been talked about by everyone in the country, but as he gains traction in the polls it’s time to start wondering: “What would it mean for my paycheck?” While the self-described Democratic socialist said his economic proposals would provide free college, Medicare for all and a… View Article
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February 2, 2016 | Peter Roff
The IRS Is Up to No Good
If there is one federal agency that has clearly run amok during the Obama administration, it’s the United States Internal Revenue Service. From the harassment of tea party groups applying for nonprofit status to the defiance of congressional subpoenas, it’s an agency badly in need of a thorough housecleaning. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is already… View Article
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January 15, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
Allen West: Obama’s ISIS Comments Show ‘Complete Disconnect’ With Reality
Comments made by President Obama during his final State of the Union address demonstrated the commander-in-chief’s “complete disconnect” with the reality of the threat Islamic State terrorists pose to the United States and his lack of a strategic plan to defeat them, former congressman Allen West told CNSNews.com. During his speech Tuesday night, Obama characterized ISIS… View Article
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January 15, 2016 | Susan Jones
Carson Bemoans National Incivility: ‘You Start Reading an Article and You Go to the Comments Section’
Asked whether former President Bill Clinton’s “past indiscretions” are a legitimate campaign issue — and whether Hillary Clinton should be criticized as an “enabler” of sexual misconduct, Dr. Ben Carson said Americans “should be able to look” at past presidents’ behavior “and what it means.” “But you know, here’s the real issue — Is this… View Article
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January 12, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
Emails Show Feds Specifically Targeted Faith Groups Under Obamacare Mandate
Lawyers filing an amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor before the U.S. Supreme Court claim federal health officials were working behind the scenes years ago to make as many religious organizations as possible subject to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate. Internal government emails from October 2011 and July 2012 obtained under the Freedom… View Article
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January 12, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
Not Resisting Political Correctness Could Cost Americans Their Lives
Political correctness has become one of the constants of our age. Many of the examples are more ridiculous than anything else. Inappropriate Halloween costumes, campus safe zones free from controversial ideas, saying “happy holidays,” and now, from Sweden, men sitting when they have to urinate. But at a time when people are being murdered at… View Article
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January 11, 2016 | Chuck Grassley
What Obama Got Wrong on Guns
This week, President Barack Obama announced executive actions related to guns. Here are 10 common myths about firearms.  Myth No. 1: Firearm purchases at gun shows do not require a background check due to the “gun show loophole.” Facts: When the president and others refer to the “gun show loophole,” they imply that there are… View Article
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November 29, 2015 | Fox News Sunday Interview
Carly Fiorina: Simplify the Tax Code
Carly Fiorina, Republican Presidential Candidate on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace November 29, 2015 (excerpts)   We need to do some very specific things [including] radically simplifying the tax code. I think fundamentally what we ought to do is have the government to take away less money so that it has to give less… View Article
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November 25, 2015 | Richard Pollock
Here’s President Obama’s Other Syrian Problem
President Barack Obama’s longest-running Syrian problem may not but refugees, but Chicago’s powerful Syrian-American “godfather” Antoin “Tony” Rezko who was released from a federal penitentiary in July. Rezko was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, and came to the United States in the 1970s. Before his arrest and imprisonment, he became Chicago’s most influential Syrian-American. He… View Article
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November 23, 2015 | Pam Key
Attkisson: Obama Won’t Read Intelligence on Groups He Doesn’t Consider Terrorists
Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson said her sources have told her that President Barack Obama does not want and will not read intelligence reports on groups “he does not consider terrorists,” despite being on a U.S. list of designated terrorists. Attkisson said, “I have talked to people who have… View Article
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November 18, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
Author on Common Core: ‘A Comprehensive Dumbing Down of American Education at Every Level’
“The Common Core is supposed to be improving state standards in education, but its bigger effect has been a comprehensive dumbing down of American education at every level, from kindergarten through graduate school,” Peter Wood, president of the National Association of  Scholars, said in an interview with CNSNews.com. Wood is a co-author of Drilling to the Core:… View Article
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November 18, 2015 | Susan Jones
AG Lynch: Vetting Syrian Refugees ‘Does Present Challenges to Law Enforcement’
Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted on Tuesday that vetting Syrian refugees “does present challenges to law enforcement.” “However, that does not mean we will stop trying to obtain data and utilize that screening system,” she told the House Judiciary Committee. “But certainly, as the (FBI) director has indicated, there are challenges to a system based… View Article
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November 12, 2015 | Kyle Olsen
Protesters Desecrate U.S. Flag Outside GOP Debate; Milwaukee Police Recover it and Treat it With Respect
  Milwaukee police officers are respectful of the American flag because of the liberty it represents. Black Lives Matter protesters just want the freedom, and couldn’t care less about the flag — or the country that affords it. Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor posted several photos of protesters outside the Milwaukee Theatre where the Republican… View Article
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November 12, 2015 | Fox News
GOP Candidates Tout Tax Plans, Vow To Gut IRS At Undercard Debate
Republican presidential candidates touted plans to simplify the tax code – and made a punching bag out of the IRS — at the opening of the first of two GOP debates Tuesday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the Fox Business Network/Wall Street Journal debate that he would get rid of special interest… View Article
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November 12, 2015 | Stephen Moore
Six takeaways from the great Milwaukee GOP debate
Well, if CNBC got an F then Fox Business News gets an A. The winners of Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee were the audience and the Republican party. This wasn’t just a debate. It was a tutorial on growth, taxes, health care, trade, regulation, and the Fed. Six random takeaways: 1. Every candidate argued for… View Article
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November 12, 2015 | Joe Holleman
Univ. of Missouri Hunger Striker who Forced University President’s Resignation: Son of Railroad VP Who Earns $8 Million per Year
Jonathan Butler, a central figure in the protests at the University of Missouri, is an Omaha native and the son of a railroad vice president, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Butler refused food last week in a move to force the university system’s president, Timothy M. Wolfe, from office. Wolfe resigned Monday and Butler ended his… View Article
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November 11, 2015 | Matthew Frankel
The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans, and How They Could Affect Your Wallet
There are numerous issues to consider when choosing who to vote for in 2016, but taxes are almost certainly among the most important.  Many of the candidates have released comprehensive tax plans outlining everything from proposed tax brackets to how long the tax forms should be.  Others, however, have simply issued general guidelines, such as… View Article
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November 10, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
Radical Students at Yale Use Thug Tactics to Shut Down Free Speech
Students at Yale on Saturday protested—and in one case disrupted—an event held by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program that was designed to highlight the importance of freedom of speech. According to a report in the Yale Daily News “several attendees were spat on” by the protestors. The targets of the protest and disruption were… View Article
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November 10, 2015 | Hadas Gold for Politico
Fox Business Intend to Run Better Economic Presidential Debate Than CNBC Did
Fox Business Network, the host of Tuesday’s GOP debate, has its claws out — not for the candidates, as its moderators vow to stick closely to the issues, but for its more famous competitor CNBC. Tuesday’s encounter will be the first Republican debate since CNBC’s on Oct. 28, after which multiple campaigns blasted the moderators… View Article
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November 5, 2015 | by Matthew Boyle 28 Oct 2015 BOULDER, Colorado
Larry Kudlow: Trump’s 15% Corporate Tax Plan is “Spot On”
BOULDER, Colorado — CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow, a noted economist, tells Breitbart News in the spin room here that 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s corporate tax plan—a 15 percent rate—is “spot on.” “I’ve endorsed Donald’s 15 percent corporate tax rate many times,” Kudlow told Breitbart News in a brief interview during a commercial break. I… View Article
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November 4, 2015 | House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam
Iran Terror Financing and the U.S. Tax Code
Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Iran Terror Financing and the Tax Code Remarks as Prepared for Delivery  –   NOVEMBER 4, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on presidential authority to waive anti-terror provisions in the tax code with… View Article
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November 1, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey - October 28, 2015
RNC Criticized by Conservative Leaders for GOP Presidential Debate on CNBC
(CNSNews.com) – With conservative leaders sharply criticizing CNBC’s manner of moderating Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate—which featured multiple questions framed as personal attacks on the candidates–former Attorney General Ed Meese said the leaders of the Republican National Committee who allowed CNBC to moderate the debate should be condemned. “After 15 minutes it was clear that this… View Article
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October 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
Feds dangle $12,000 bonus to firms that hire foreign students
The Department of Homeland Security is readying a plan to expand a program that pays U.S. employers to hire foreign STEM students taught in America, a move that could end up punishing American college grads and even the elderly, according to an immigration think tank. In pushing to allow more foreign students into the so-called… View Article
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October 9, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna
Carly Fiorina vs. the “Fact Checkers” – Whither Journalistic Integrity?
Carly Fiorina was the standout winner in both the first and second Republican debates, and with that achievement comes a higher profile.  That’s perfectly understandable.  But the condemnation that has been focused on her since the second debate has been so intellectually dishonest that it serves as a case study in media bias. Virtually all… View Article
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July 23, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna
Sunsetting the current tax code
Sunsetting the current tax code Tax overhaul proposals will fail if a deadline is not imposed By Colin Hanna – – Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Two active Republican presidential candidates have released thoughtful and detailed tax reform plans, and a third has renewed his call for the tax overhaul he promoted in 2008. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida… View Article
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June 24, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak
70% support Sunsetting the US Tax Code
Let Freedom Ring Releases National Survey Results Showing 70% Support for Sunsetting the Tax Code 75% Believe Tax Code is Unfair, 85% Believe Tax Reform is Unlikely PHILADELPHIA, PA — Let Freedom Ring (LFR), a public policy non-profit organization committed to promoting Constitutional government, economic freedom, and traditional values, today released national survey results that… View Article
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May 26, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna
A Personal Tribute to Jack Templeton
Let Freedom Ring lost a great friend and supporter when Jack Templeton passed away a few days ago. Any remembrance of him begins for me with an observation on the character of the man that incorporates his faith as well as his intellect, so I’ll say it this way: Jack Templeton had the purest heart,… View Article
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April 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
A Modest Proposal: Let’s Sunset The Tax Code
“So, our tax code is nearly 74,000 pages long. Tax reform has been one of those unicorn issues in Congress. We talk about it, politicians campaign on it, but in the end; it never goes anywhere. Yet, at the start of the new legislative session, there was some hope among Republicans that something could be… View Article
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March 23, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
Obama dealt series of setbacks on immigration
President Obama’s immigration policies suffered a rough week, faltering in the courts, taking fire on Capitol Hill, angering his political base and even having his own deportation chief undercut his message as he struggles to find a middle-ground path to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
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March 23, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
Are ISIS Terrorists ‘Here in the United States?’
ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult” for them to stage an attack. “Well, we have the foreign fighters. There are about 30,000 of them, 5,000 with Western passports. According to the DNI, Clapper, 180… View Article
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January 23, 2015 | Malcolm MacDougall
My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
Malcolm MacDougall, a prominent speechwriter and creative director, was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. Even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, his insurance company delayed and denied cancer treatments despite MacDougall paying his premiums. This is his story, in his own words, written five days before he died.
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January 21, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
In State of the Union, Obama Sets an Ambitious Agenda
Confident and at times cocky, the president used the pageantry of the prime-time speech for a defense of an activist federal government. He vowed to continue a foreign policy that combines “military power with strong diplomacy,” and he called on Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba and pass legislation authorizing the fight against the Islamic State.
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February 8, 2016 | Matt Mackowiak
      ***NEWS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release February 9, 2016   Bill to ‘Sunset the Tax Code’ Reaches 100 Cosponsors ATR President Grover Norquist Endorses Legislation   PHILADELPHIA, PA — H.R. 27, a bill to Sunset the Tax Code on Jan. 1, 2020 for the purpose of setting a hard deadline for tax reform,… View Article
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November 4, 2015 | House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam
Chairman Roskam Opening Statement: Iran Terror Financing and the Tax Code Remarks as Prepared for Delivery  –   NOVEMBER 4, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) delivered the following opening statement during a hearing on presidential authority to waive anti-terror provisions in the tax code with… View Article
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July 23, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna
Sunsetting the current tax code Tax overhaul proposals will fail if a deadline is not imposed By Colin Hanna – – Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Two active Republican presidential candidates have released thoughtful and detailed tax reform plans, and a third has renewed his call for the tax overhaul he promoted in 2008. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida… View Article
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June 24, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak
Let Freedom Ring Releases National Survey Results Showing 70% Support for Sunsetting the Tax Code 75% Believe Tax Code is Unfair, 85% Believe Tax Reform is Unlikely PHILADELPHIA, PA — Let Freedom Ring (LFR), a public policy non-profit organization committed to promoting Constitutional government, economic freedom, and traditional values, today released national survey results that… View Article
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May 26, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring lost a great friend and supporter when Jack Templeton passed away a few days ago. Any remembrance of him begins for me with an observation on the character of the man that incorporates his faith as well as his intellect, so I’ll say it this way: Jack Templeton had the purest heart,… View Article
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May 4, 2015 | John Berlau
Is Jonathan Gruber — the MIT economist who seemingly dropped out of public view after he was caught on camera bragging about how he and other Obamacare architects misled the American public — now advising the Department of Labor? No evidence indicates that he is, but the authors of DOL’s sweeping new seven-part group of… View Article
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April 27, 2015 | Colin A. Hanna/President of Let Freedom Ring
Tax day is now behind us – and we are no closer to real tax reform than we were at this time last year, or the year before, or the year before that.  We have a tax code that is so complicated that literally no one can understand it.  At last count, the version of… View Article
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March 27, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from… View Article
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March 23, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
President Obama’s immigration policies suffered a rough week, faltering in the courts, taking fire on Capitol Hill, angering his political base and even having his own deportation chief undercut his message as he struggles to find a middle-ground path to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
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Bill to ‘Sunset the Tax Code’ Reaches 100 Cosponsors
      ***NEWS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release February 9, 2016   Bill to ‘Sunset the Tax Code’ Reaches 100 Cosponsors ATR President Grover Norquist Endorses Legislation   PHILADELPHIA, PA — H.R. 27, a bill to Sunset the Tax Code on Jan. 1, 2020 for the purpose of setting a hard deadline for tax reform,… View Article
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Sunset The Tax Code
The American public recognizes that the current federal income tax system is so complex and so riddled with special deals for special interests that it is inherently unfair and inherently inefficient. The public NEEDS tax reform that results in a simpler and fairer system.
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Notes from the Third Republican Debate
By Colin A. Hanna                10-29-2015   The Republican debate in Boulder was an embarrassment – not for any of the candidates involved, but for CNBC.  I attended the debate, and as I was walking out of the Coors Center, one person randomly walking by succinctly summed up the event when he said, “I didn’t think… View Article
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