Steel Tariffs and Why We Can’t End Failed Government Programs

Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post wonders why President Biden has not repealed President Trump’s costly tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from “our close economic and military allies, including the European Union, Canada and Japan.” If both the United States and our allies recognize the damage these trade barriers are doing, what are the obstacles to … Continue reading Steel Tariffs and Why We Can’t End Failed Government Programs

Could Biden IRS Expansion Plan Signal Return to Politicization?

Given the Internal Revenue Service’s history of politicization, conservatives are expressing concern about the potential for abuse from President Joe Biden’s proposed doubling of the number of IRS agents. A massive information leak of private tax data has only exacerbated those concerns.  Ahead of IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig’s testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, ProPublica, … Continue reading Could Biden IRS Expansion Plan Signal Return to Politicization?

Another Alarming IRS Scandal, Exposed

Washington politicians are currently pushing to increase funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by a whopping $80 billion. But we just got yet another example of how the agency’s powers are routinely weaponized against Americans for political purposes.  On Tuesday, the progressive-leaning investigative journalism outlet ProPublica published a drove of leaked IRS files intended … Continue reading Another Alarming IRS Scandal, Exposed

How IRS Incompetence Is Raising Americans’ Taxes this Year

The IRS is late on issuing refunds for millions of Americans this year. In April, the IRS moved 29 million returns to manual processing with 6 million returns “in suspension.” Millions of Americans are waiting for their tax refunds. This continues a trend started last year when the IRS shut down their offices during the … Continue reading How IRS Incompetence Is Raising Americans’ Taxes this Year