Tax Administration | The Nation: White House Slams GOP Bills- Aimed at Revamping the IRS
The Obama administration expressed strong opposition to four Republican bills aimed at revamping the Internal Revenue Service, threatening to veto as unnecessary a measure curbing executive bonuses. The bills also would ban the IRS from hiring employees with tax delinquencies, prohibit rehiring prior employees terminated due to misconduct and repeal the agency’s legal authority to spend user fees to offset the cost of providing services to taxpayers.
VIEWPOINT: Frank Bruni: No Way to Elect a President
With Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s victories in New York, we’re one furious contest closer to the end of this spectacle. But we’ve known for a while now where we’re headed, and it isn’t anyplace good. American voters are displeased with the presidential candidates they’ve been given. They’re disengaged from the process that winnows the field. And that process disregards the political center, erodes common ground and leaves us with a government that can’t build the necessary consensus for, let alone implement, sensible action in regard to taxes, to infrastructure, to immigration, to guns, to just about anything. Make America great again? We need to start by making it functional.