Repeal the 16th Amendment

Our tax code is too complicated, it is too intrusive, and Americans are simply taxed entirely too much. With a massive tax burden on families and job creators, our government is putting a stranglehold on the American Dream. That is why I have signed on to H.J. Res. 104, an Amendment to the Constitution to repeal the Income Tax. Please stand with me today and make our voice heard to repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the Income Tax! . … [Read more...]

Frank Lucas Calls Farm Bill Conference Report a Miracle

Oklahoma Farm Report Click here to listen to the full interview. We have a Farm Bill Conference Report- which means, we are two votes and one signature from having a Farm Law of 2014. The first of those votes will likely happen Wednesday morning on the floor of the US House. The Agricultural Act of 2014 contains major reforms including eliminating the direct payment program, streamlining and consolidating numerous programs to improve their effectiveness and reduce duplication, and cutting down on program misuse. The bill also strengthens our nation's commitment to support farmers … [Read more...]

Audit the Fed

The Federal Reserve is printing money at an alarming rate. It is simply unacceptable that we have been unable to audit this Federal entity which has little oversight. Stand with me today and sign the petition to audit the Fed. . … [Read more...]

Utter Chaos: White House Exempts Millions From Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate, ‘Unaffordable’ Exchanges

Forbes By Avik Roy It’s hard to come up with new ways to describe the Obama administration’s improvisational approach to the Affordable Care Act’s troubled health insurance exchanges. But last night, the White House made its most consequential announcement yet. The administration will grant a “hardship exemption” from the law’s individual mandate, requiring the purchase of health insurance, to anyone who has had their prior coverage canceled and who “believes” that Obamacare’s offerings “are unaffordable.” These exemptions will substantially alter the architecture of the law’s … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas talks turkey … and milk, food stamps, ethanol and getting along with his peers

By Chris Casteel The Oklahoman WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, is the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and one of the most influential voices in Congress on farm policy. The 53-year-old rancher has been in the House since 1994 and is the longest serving House member in the Oklahoma delegation. He has been trying for more than a year to get a new farm bill signed into law to set the rules for crop production and nutrition programs but has run into numerous obstacles, including House Republicans' insistence on major cuts to the food stamp program and … [Read more...]