Madeline Rainwater - October 20th, 2016
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) just released a report that found the IRS authorized the purchase of $12 million in subscriptions for an enterprise email system that was never properly installed. Besides violating several federal requirements for how these sorts of products are acquired, this is a clear misuse of taxpayer dollars, and certainly deserves scrutiny!
Read more on this story here.
Stacy French - May 12th, 2016
- Sen. Rand Paul does an interview with Glasgow Daily Times and talks about issues that matter, including the debt and term limits.
- Mike Crane separates himself from the field by arguing for lower taxes while opposing favoritism to certain industries. “My opponents who seem to just sunbathe in the glory of these giant tax breaks for specific industries, they’ll just perpetuate this broken system.” NPR Atlanta
- Cruz announces 2018 Senate run, Politico
Stacy French - May 11th, 2016
- PA-Sen: Toomey leads McGinty 45-44 in new Quinnipiac poll. And the Senate race to fill Marco Rubio’s seat is up for grabs; The Hill
- Since the income tax levied on small businesses fell to zero in Kansas, private-sector employment in the state is higher than in other states with a personal income tax, Forbes
- WND article refers to Davidson as a “super-conservative” and lays out his personal history and political philosophy.
Doug Sachtleben - April 28th, 2016
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth released its 2015 Congressional Scorecard, which ranks the voting behavior of Members of Congress based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.
To view the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard and all prior scorecards, click here.
“Despite slight progress in 2015, Congress has a lot of room for improvement on pro-growth policies,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “The number of Members receiving the Club’s Defender of Economic Freedom award is up, but still represents only a small percentage of the Republican majorities in Congress. Economic freedom should be a leading theme in the policies coming out of Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, too many Republicans are still committed to big government and big spending, which makes it all the more important that we recognize those lawmakers who are fighting daily to shrink government and the federal bureaucracy that is choking our free markets and the economy.”
This year, 37 Members of Congress will receive the Club for Growth’s Defender of Economic Freedom award. Starting in 2011, the Club for Growth required Representatives and Senators to not only score 90 or better on votes cast in a year, but to also maintain a lifetime rating of at least 90.
Highlights from the Club for Growth’s 2015 Congressional Scorecard
Only one United States Senator received a perfect score in 2015: Senator Mike Lee (UT).
Senators Ben Sasse (NE), Marco Rubio (FL), Ted Cruz (TX), Jeff Flake (AZ), Tom Cotton (AR), and Jim Risch (ID) had 2015 scores and lifetime scores high enough to qualify for the Defender of Economic Freedom award.
Thirty House members (up from 25 last year) who received scores of 90 or better in 2015 also had lifetime scores of 90 or better to qualify for the Defender of Economic Freedom award.
Three House members received 100% ratings in 2015. Of those, two had a lifetime rating of 100: Congressmen John Ratcliffe (TX-04) and Tim Huelskamp (KS-01). Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) also had a 100% rating in 2015.
Six Senate Democrats scored zero in 2015, and the highest score of any Senate Democrat, by Senator Joe Manchin (WV), was a mere 23.
The lowest scoring Republican was Senator Susan Collins (MN) with a 25.
Republican leadership scores in 2015 were:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) – 62
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn – 63
House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) – 73
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) – 68
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) – 65
House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) – 58
The Club for Growth is the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, and education.
The Club’s website can be found at http://www.clubforgrowth.org/
Stacy French - April 12th, 2016
- The Weekly Standard suggests five methods to wreck the economy, most of which are goals of the Democratic Party
- In the Daily Signal, Sen. Mike Like writes about the Washington Bureaucracy and government overreach.
- Time, Our complex tax code is crippling America