MADISON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Press Release

TNGOP Chairman Chris Devaney to Speak at August 12 Meeting of Madison Co. GOP

The August meeting of the Madison County Republican Party is scheduled for Monday, August 12th at 11:30 AM at Logan’s Roadhouse, 604 Carriage House Drive in Jackson. This month we’re pleased to welcome Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney as our speaker. You can follow Chairman Devaney on Twitter @ChairmanDevaney.

As always, guests are welcome so invite your family, friends and coworkers. Lunch is dutch treat. Arrive at 11:30 to eat and the meeting will begin at noon.

Congressman Fincher Introduces IRS Responsibility Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) today introduced the IRS Employee Responsibility Act of 2013, which requires IRS employees who violate the law to be personally responsible for their own legal fees and for any judgment awarded – the same responsibility that those in the private sector have when they are sued civilly.

“It’s time we held IRS employees accountable the same way folks in the private sector are held accountable,” said Congressman Fincher. “Hardworking American taxpayers should not be responsible for the cost of defending IRS employees who break the law and are sued in a civil suit, and they certainly shouldn’t be responsible for any judgment awarded in a civil suit.

Fincher continued, “Given recent events within the IRS, it’s more important than ever that this bill be passed. Despite what the President has said, the targeting of conservative organizations for extra scrutiny is in fact a real scandal and is simply reprehensible.  The thin line of trust between the individual and their government has been broken and we must work to rebuild it.”

“Simply put, I believe if employees are on the hook for their actions and know there are real consequences, they’ll make better decisions. After all, actions have consequences, and it’s important that the IRS is held to the same standard as the American public.”

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