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  • Legal Memorandum posted November 3, 2015 by Bradley A. Smith, Scott Blackburn, Luke Wachob Compulsory Donor Disclosure: When Government Monitors Its Citizens

    Recently, the federal Office of Personnel Management was attacked by hackers. As a result, the personnel data and security information of 21.5 million current and former federal employees were stolen by bad actors.[1] This theft represents a fundamental breach of the privacy of citizens who happen to be government employees. The culprits, if ever discovered, will face…

  • Testimony posted September 22, 2014 by Hans A. von Spakovsky IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again

    Testimony before the House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Introduction My name is Hans A. von Spakovsky.[1]   I am a Senior Legal Fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official…

  • Backgrounder posted April 7, 2015 by Curtis S. Dubay, David R. Burton A Tax Reform Primer for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

    The 2016 presidential campaign is already well underway. As it progresses, candidates seeking the presidency will increasingly face questions about how they would address federal tax policy. Foremost among them will be how they will pursue tax reform should they become President. They will be asked whether they favor it, why, and to explain their own reform plans. There…

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  • Legal Memorandum posted November 3, 2015 by Bradley A. Smith, Scott Blackburn, Luke Wachob Compulsory Donor Disclosure: When Government Monitors Its Citizens

    Recently, the federal Office of Personnel Management was attacked by hackers. As a result, the personnel data and security information of 21.5 million current and former federal employees were stolen by bad actors.[1] This theft represents a fundamental breach of the privacy of citizens who happen to be government employees. The culprits, if ever discovered, will face…

  • Backgrounder posted April 7, 2015 by Curtis S. Dubay, David R. Burton A Tax Reform Primer for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

    The 2016 presidential campaign is already well underway. As it progresses, candidates seeking the presidency will increasingly face questions about how they would address federal tax policy. Foremost among them will be how they will pursue tax reform should they become President. They will be asked whether they favor it, why, and to explain their own reform plans. There…

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