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house Bill H.R. 5485

Nearly $22 Billion for Federal Courts, the District of Columbia and the IRS for FY2017

Argument in favor

This legislation would rein in bureaucratic overreach and ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. When Congress willing to cut $1.5 billion in spending on what it views as lower priority programs that should be commended.

Susan's Opinion
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06/23/2016
The IRS needs an overhaul it is an over reaching arm of B.O.'s administration used for the Democrats political purposes. Get Rid Of It!!
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operaman's Opinion
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06/24/2016
Cutting the Federal Budget $1.5B is good no matter what for except the Military Security Budget. But it was tragic to hear that this would affect the IRS Budget. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I grinned ear to ear. Corrupt Federal Agencies needs severe Budget cut backs. No bloated bonuses to worthless Secretary or bureau lifers. Obama used these bloated budgets of the WH to support his illegal Executive Orders and hide his corruption. Can't go on... Making me sick thinking about our Socialist/Fascists Government. Our Founding Fathers expected laws to be followed, not ignored. Judges used to have ETHICS.
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Debra's Opinion
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06/24/2016
READ THRU ENTIRELY & CAREFULLY!Surface info is very deceiving! This STOPS the IRS implementing Affordable Care Act! & STOPS DC Financing ABORTION money funneling from Federal / Local funds. This PROVES how much money it will cost taxpayers when a President tries to use/abuse EXECUTIVE ORDERS! This gives a committee of 5 to oversee funding instead of a Director of 1. There are MANY more great improvements for USA in this BILL! PLEASE READ!
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Argument opposed

This bill would undermine the ability of the IRS to do its job, while also including ideological provisions aimed at weakening consumer protections and the ability of the District of Columbia to govern itself.

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06/23/2016
The IRS is one of the least essential agencies in the federal government. We should shut down the non-essential IRS forever and replace it with FairTax Act. The FairTax Act would reform the tax structure of the United States by replacing the inefficient income tax with a pro-growth consumption tax and would eliminate the need for the IRS because the FairTax would be administered in much the same manner as states administer state sales taxes.
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Christopher's Opinion
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06/23/2016
This bill seems to have general funding and departmental items attached. However, in the details, this bill seems to scuttle a lot of abilities and services from multiple agencies. Voting Nay and asking for revision.
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Krista's Opinion
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06/23/2016
Stop treating citizens of DC as second class citizens!!!! We have rights and government in place to be able to manage funding for our citizens without other states telling us how to spend (or prohibit spending) based on beliefs for their own residences. Why should we not have the same rights as any other citizen of the United States? We aren't allowed a voting voice on the floor of congress, only in a committee. Tell your states representatives to stop messing with how we spend money for our citizens and programs, we don't mess with your state and people.
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    The IRS needs an overhaul it is an over reaching arm of B.O.'s administration used for the Democrats political purposes. Get Rid Of It!!
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    The IRS is one of the least essential agencies in the federal government. We should shut down the non-essential IRS forever and replace it with FairTax Act. The FairTax Act would reform the tax structure of the United States by replacing the inefficient income tax with a pro-growth consumption tax and would eliminate the need for the IRS because the FairTax would be administered in much the same manner as states administer state sales taxes.
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    This bill seems to have general funding and departmental items attached. However, in the details, this bill seems to scuttle a lot of abilities and services from multiple agencies. Voting Nay and asking for revision.
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    Cutting the Federal Budget $1.5B is good no matter what for except the Military Security Budget. But it was tragic to hear that this would affect the IRS Budget. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I grinned ear to ear. Corrupt Federal Agencies needs severe Budget cut backs. No bloated bonuses to worthless Secretary or bureau lifers. Obama used these bloated budgets of the WH to support his illegal Executive Orders and hide his corruption. Can't go on... Making me sick thinking about our Socialist/Fascists Government. Our Founding Fathers expected laws to be followed, not ignored. Judges used to have ETHICS.
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    Stop treating citizens of DC as second class citizens!!!! We have rights and government in place to be able to manage funding for our citizens without other states telling us how to spend (or prohibit spending) based on beliefs for their own residences. Why should we not have the same rights as any other citizen of the United States? We aren't allowed a voting voice on the floor of congress, only in a committee. Tell your states representatives to stop messing with how we spend money for our citizens and programs, we don't mess with your state and people.
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    The spending cuts need to start at the top- no pension plan for congress, they only get paid for the days they work. No fact finding trips, lifetime benefits such as health care. First bill to be passed- all offices in Washington, DC must cut their spending by 10 % ( not money that goes out to the people but the money they spend} Bill 2, do away with most of the extras and benefits given to congress= you expect us to pay for these things so should you
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    READ THRU ENTIRELY & CAREFULLY!Surface info is very deceiving! This STOPS the IRS implementing Affordable Care Act! & STOPS DC Financing ABORTION money funneling from Federal / Local funds. This PROVES how much money it will cost taxpayers when a President tries to use/abuse EXECUTIVE ORDERS! This gives a committee of 5 to oversee funding instead of a Director of 1. There are MANY more great improvements for USA in this BILL! PLEASE READ!
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    Get rid of the IRS and give us the Fair Tax!
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    We shouldn't continue with the IRS. It is the definition of waste and is representative of a huge federal government which needs downsizing.
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    This bill has at LEAST two things going for it. (1.) Obama is against it, and (2.) more importantly, it’s $1.5 billion less than what was provided in fiscal year 2016 and $2.7 billion less than the president’s budget request. ;-D But this is the MAIN reason I'm in favor of this bill: A proposed IRS regulation related to tax-exempt 501(c)(4) organizations and political activities would be blocked on the grounds that this bill’s authors believe it may impact the tax-exempt status of nonprofit groups and the ability of donors to exercise their freedom of speech. There would also be extensive new requirements for reporting on IRS spending imposed by this legislation, plus a number of other prohibitions, including: A ban on funds for bonuses or to rehire former employees unless employee conduct and tax compliance is considered; A ban on funds to target individuals or groups for scrutiny because of their ideological beliefs or exercising their First Amendment rights; A ban on funds for the White House to order the IRS to determine the tax-exempt status of an organization; A prohibition on funds for the production of inappropriate videos and conferences. The IRS would also be blocked from further implementing the Affordable Care Act or the individual mandate to buy health insurance. Another good provision of this bill: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would be required to release information about the expected costs of Executive Orders and Presidential Memorandums.
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    Not cutting enough.
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    Efficient spending is good
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    This bill is nothing more than a ploy to enforce special provisions. NO
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    What kind of sick joke is it to suppose the IRS is going to be "reigned in" by more funding?
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    Not only does this bill reduce the safety of funding for the Consumer Protection, it continues to undermine the rights of over half a million people living in the District. Absurd ideas do not lead to reasonable laws.
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    Less government would be a good thing. The. tax system is abominable. Let's make it less complicated and less fraudulent.
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    This is a bill intended solely for political games. Read deeply and in-between the lines because the amount of policies hidden within this one piece of legislation is daunting - purposefully so.
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    I'm for smaller government
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    The IRS need reform. Until it's reformed, no more funding.
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    Infringement of our Civil Liberties is a crime against citizens and amounts to treason.
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