They Said It:
“If you think about it ... You're swimming across the Rio Grande, and the first thing you see is 90,000 IRS agents. You'd turn around and go home."
--- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking to a Saturday noon Grand Hotel lunch crowd at the Michigan GOP's biennial "Leadership Conference" on Mackinac Island. Cruz claimed he was "half-serious" that the above scenario might unfold if Republicans could win the presidency and a GOP-controlled Congress could replace the current federal graduated income tax with a flat tax under which returns could be filed on a post card, the IRS would be abolished and all 90,000 of its employees could be transferred to patrol the nation's southern border (9/19).
Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Howell) looks tanned and rested since leaving office in January.
Last month, the former House Intelligence Committee chair headlined the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ conference in Bellaire. While pitching his new radio show, “Something to Think About,” which he said airs on more than 160 stations nationwide, Rogers reiterated that he feels it’s a “bigger platform” than being in Congress.