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Thomas Massie: Americas Inventor Congressman

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Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) never intended to run for office or become a politician when he was majoring in electrical and mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “I look forward to returning to my prior life of inventing and working on my farm,” Massie told me via telephone in an extended interview that took place on Wednesday, June 28,…

Don't tax Social Security benefits | Thomas Massie

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The 1941 equivalent of the IRS viewed the taxation of Social Security benefits as being unjust and contrary to the purpose of Social Security.

Massie: IRS building won't sit vacant

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When the federal government wants to get rid of properties, it can often take a while, leaving old government buildings vacant and rotting. In Northern Kentucky, for example, no one's lived in the once regal, weather-beaten officers' homes in Fort Thomas Tower Park for 15 years as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has tried to figure out a way to sell them to the city of Fort…

GOP Rep. Massie: Health care bill is worse than Obamacare

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Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie said Thursday that the Trump administration had not convinced him to change his vote on the bill to replace Obamacare, and said that he hoped it would sink in the House. “I am still very much opposed to the bill,” Massie said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday. “I think it’s worse than Obamacare.” Massie, who on Wednesday…

Rep. Thomas Massie: GOP Obamacare repeal 'stinking pile of garbage' written by the 'insurance lobby,' and it 'will fail'

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Thomas Massie does not mince words. For more than six years, Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare and after reviewing the long-awaited replacement package for a few hours, the Kentucky libertarian wasn't impressed. Massie thinks "it's a stinking pile of garbage." Many of the provisions within the bill that he finds so objectionable, Massie explained, aren't bugs. They're crony…

Reps. DeFazio, Massie Introduce Smart Financing Legislation for Airports

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Earlier today, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and committee member Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) announced a bill that would uncap the airport passenger facility charge (PFC), which would allow airports to charge passengers greater than the current $4.50 per enplanement fee. The bill would also cut $400 million from…

Rep. Thomas Massie wants to abolish the Department of Education and his bill to do it is only one sentence long

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On the same day as Betsy DeVos’ confirmation vote to become the next Secretary of Education, one congressman is seeking to eliminate the department she would head. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced a bill (HR 899) Tuesday that contains just one single sentence “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” Eliminating the federal role in public…

Rand Paul and Thomas Massie Introduce "Audit the Fed" and What Donald Trump Thinks About it is Encouraging

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On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Thomas Massie introduced dual bills to audit the Federal Reserve, a goal that has gained in bipartisan popularity in recent years after being spearheaded originally by former Congressman Ron Paul in 2009. “On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act, widely known as the ‘Audit the Fed’…

Rep. Thomas Massie to Chair Revived Second Amendment Caucus in Congress

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) will be chair of a newly relaunched Congressional Second Amendment Caucus. (Earlier versions existed from 2004-08, and 2009-13.) According to a press release today from his office, Massie believes the results of this year's election "present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that's occurred…

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