Scott Walker said he would not accept an Iran nuclear deal from “day one” in office, should he win the White House. The Wisconsin governor answered “absolutely” when asked if he would “disown” any agreement between the U.S. and Iran that allows for uranium enrichment if he wins the presidency in 2016.”
Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday — not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions. But new rep Jody Hice, plans to stop that behavior. “Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired,” Hice said.
All this is talk, they can’t repeal anything, there aren’t enough votes to do so. And Obummer is going to veto any legislation anyway. Republicans may be divided over the particulars of dueling budget plans, but there is at least one area of agreement among GOP lawmakers: the desire to repeal ObamaCare.
The incoming White House communications director defended the decision to trade Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders last year, even as newly announced desertion charges for Bergdahl renewed Republican criticism of the prisoner swap.
The union representing TSA officers is renewing its call to let some agents carry guns, in the wake of another airport attack. Last Saturday, a machete-wielding man attacked two TSA workers at the New Orleans airport. He allegedly sprayed one TSA worker with wasp killer and slashed another TSA agent with his machete — before he was shot by a third, non-TSA, officer. The attacker, identified as Richard White, 63, died at a local hospital.
Who in their right mind, deals with terrorists in the first place? The US and its five negotiating partners have been pushing for a formal signed “framework” agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran, but Iran appears to be resisting a written accord, preferring instead an informal “understanding” for the time being, The New York Times reported.
Tuesday, the IRS said that federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year. Then why aren’t they doing something about it? Almost 305,000 federal workers and retirees owed back taxes as of Sept. 30. That’s down from 318,000 the year before.
Obama won’t meet with NATO’s new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief’s staff for a get-together. Jens Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama in advance of his scheduled visit, but did not receive any response from the White House. Instead, Bloomberg View reported that Stoltenberg had to settle for a last-minute meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
It looks like more troubles for clan Obama. The longtime White House florist was recently shown the door. Chief Florist Laura Dowling simply left her position earlier this year. But a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Fox News that she “resigned.” Reportedly, she was even escorted from the building — and this was preceded by a clash over aesthetics with first lady Michelle Obama.
A new survey says that wealthy New Yorkers pay more in taxes than anyplace else in the nation. Of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C. by WalletHub found that New York residents pay the most in a combination of state income, sales, and property taxes as a percentage of their income.