George Holding

US House Ways and Means Committee Touts False Narrative on Benefits of #TrumpTax

Another message from North Carolinians for a Fair Economy. They are putting out a great message to oppose Holding's votes for tax breaks for the wealthy.

US House Ways and Means Committee Touts False Narrative on Benefits of #TrumpTax

Congressman George Holding Supported TrumpTax Benefits for Wealthy at Expense of Working Families

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy

New organization I just learned about, more information below.

New Campaign, North Carolinians for a Fair Economy, Launches to Expose Congressman George Holding’s Record of Harming Working Families

Campaign to Launch around One-Year Anniversary of Vote to Take Away Health Care from North Carolinians

Club For Growth spent $1.2 million in two NC Congressional races

And North Carolina voters danced well to their tune:

In an otherwise quiet primary, money spoke loudly Tuesday. The biggest spender, The Club for Growth Action, was the most successful.

The Washington, D.C.,-based Super PAC spent $700,000 to defeat U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers in the 2nd District Republican primary. She was crushed by fellow Rep. George Holding, who moved in from the 13th District, 53 percent to 24 percent. Even an endorsement from Donald Trump couldn’t save Ellmers, who was not considered conservative enough by her opponents.

Conservatives have been gunning for Renee Ellmers for well over a year, so this spending might have been merely icing on the cake. But when you decide to coronate a nobody, those dollars are critical:

Rip van Holding's election-year attack on IRS

A desperate hail-mary pass to save his gerrymandered Congressional career:

The IRS is understaffed and woefully so. That’s the work of congressional Republicans, who remain suspicious that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits for investigation some time back.

But Holding’s idea, to move the IRS’ criminal investigation units to the Department of the Treasury, which would create an organization called the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, is just unnecessary. (And, hey, isn’t Holding one of those small-government Republicans? So what’s this new agency business?)

This is plainly an effort to appeal to extremist Teapublicans, by "disarming government agents" and eroding the ranks of the IRS. If you're trying to figure out the benefits that might be gleaned by pandering policy moves, you'll be at it for a long time before coming up empty-handed.

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