6 results for tag: taxes


Martin: Franken Allegations “Revolting,” Congress Must Be Transparent About Taxpayer-Funded Sexual Misconduct Payments

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to radio host Leeann Tweeden’s allegations of sexual misconduct by now-Senator Al Franken and the photo of him groping her. Earlier this week, Jenny Beth wrote a column for The Hill, calling for Congress to be transparent about claims of sexual misconduct against Members and staff and about taxpayer-funded payments to alleged victims. “The allegations made by Leeann Tweeden against now-Senator Al Franken are revolting, and the image of him groping her while she slept provides hard evidence to back up her story. Senators ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: How Congress deals with its sexual harassment accusations — at the taxpayers’ expense

Have you ever wondered how Congress manages claims of sexual harassments against members and its staffers? We call it the "shush fund,” filled with taxpayer dollars to hush up and pay off those who accuse members of Congress and their staffers of sexual misconduct. The Hill has the commentary: So the [Congressional Accountability Act] CAA created the “Office of Compliance” to deal with such issues. Complainants begin the dispute resolution process with a mandatory (yes, really) course of counseling that can last up to 30 days. Only after completing the compulsory counseling may a complainant pursue mediation. That, too, can last up to 30 days. ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Congress Should include “New GIG Act in Tax Reform to Help Workers in Sharing Economy

In a new column for The Hill, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin calls on members of the House Ways and Means Committee, who are currently making changes to a large tax reform package, to include an amendment supported by Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina that “seeks to clarify the classification of workers in the new sharing, or “gig,” economy. According to a recent study out of Harvard University, more than 24 million Americans are currently making a living in the “gig” economy and many face tax hassles because the current tax code was written before the sharing economy began. Jenny Beth writes in the Hill: Their ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applaud New GIG Act to be Considered in Tax Bill Markup

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement on the New GIG Act that is under consideration to be added to the House tax reform legislation: “Tax laws not only need to be reformed but they need to be updated to reflect today’s economy.  More and more people are working multiple jobs as contractors because it fits their schedule, lifestyle and financial needs. They can spend their mornings doing graphics or web site design while driving for Uber or Lyft the rest of the day, and perhaps even do a third job in the evening. The reform proposed by Senator Thune and Congressman Rice would ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 11/6/17

  CALENDAR: The House will return Monday, with first votes set for 6:30 PM. The House is scheduled to hold its last vote no later than 3 PM Thursday. The Senate also returns on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Thursday, October 26, the House took up H.Con.Res. 71, establishing the congressional budget for the U.S. Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027. This was a vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution, and its passage meant that there was no need to go to conference to work out differences between the House-pas...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Applaud New GIG Act to be Considered in Tax Bill Markup

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement on the New GIG Act that is under consideration to be added to the House tax reform legislation: “Tax laws not only need to be reformed but they need to be updated to reflect today’s economy.  More and more people are working multiple jobs as contractors because it fits their schedule, lifestyle and financial needs. They can spend their mornings doing graphics or web site design while driving for Uber or Lyft the rest of the day, and perhaps even do a third job in the evening. The reform proposed by Senator Thune and Congressman Rice would ...