Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in an “aggressive and improper pursuit” of Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
When members of the House Budget Committee gathered over sandwiches to meet with the leaders of President Barack Obama ’s debt commission in Washington, former Senator Alan Simpson delivered a warning.
Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a Republican plan to revise the U.S. tax code will benefit large banks by helping them stanch job losses within the industry.
Opponents including a Tennessee U.S. senator are warning employees that voting for the United Auto Workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit.
Representative Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, said anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist has profited from associations with “unsavory” groups and has become an obstacle to an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist predicted that President Barack Obama will agree to delay implementation of the bulk of his health-care law set to take effect on Oct. 1 and avoid a government shutdown.