Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officials say the head of the government office knew his agency was targeting tea party groups in May 2012. Tell us what you think of the agency’s recent admissions.
It’s bound to be no party for Internal Revenue Officials in the coming days. The Associated Press reported Monday that IRS officials revealed that acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller knew back in May 2012 that the agency had targeted tea party groups by unfairly investigating them to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. Monday’s revelation came on the heels of last week’s acknowledgment by the agency that the groups had been targeted during the 2012 election season. Organizations that faced IRS scrutiny included those that had “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names. According to the AP’s report, about 300 groups were singled out for additional review; while about half of those cases had been closed and no group had …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Beth Martinez was chosen director of the group and the agenda was set for 2013.
Friday, January 4
Douglas County Tea Party Sets 2013 Agenda The Douglas County Tea Party is set to be the watch dogs over government spending and taxation in Douglas County. At a meeting in December, Beth Martinez was chosen director of the group and the agenda was set for 2013. According to Martinez the group will meet monthly, on the third Saturday of each month, at 2 p.m., starting on Jan. 19. Meetings will be held at the Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant. Meetings are organized to host local discussions on taxation, government spending, public policy and how it affects taxpayers. “As citizens we need to be engaged in our government and be the watch dogs”, said Martinez. “The government works best when there is citizen input into policies that affect our lives…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered up a bit of advice to party's nominee: Focus on your strengths Isakson, who is in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the …