THERE ARE obscure but important issues in Washington, and then there's the reform of worker compensation for federal employees — where the importance-to-obscurity ratio is especially high.
"Kind of like pennies from heaven. It gets you a toy or something that you need, is the way we typically look at it."
I disagree, and I'm working to change it.
I believe Michigan families — not Washington bureaucrats — are better equipped to make decisions on what's best for their family or small business.
The scope of this heinous crime is not limited to faraway countries -- it happens right here in Michigan and across the United States.
Michigan families work hard to get ahead, but for far too many, a chance at the American Dream is slipping out of reach.
There are many reasons why the Internal Revenue Service is perhaps the least-loved agency in America -- a tax code so complex that it seems like you need an advanced degree to understand it, the dreaded audit process and revelations that certain groups have been targeted based on their political beliefs.
That number represents the most threats to start a new Congress since 1985 when the practice of issuing formal veto threats began.
As we take time this week to pay tribute to our military men and women who have returned home from the battlefield, I hope you will make the day more personal by reflecting on individuals in our community – whether a relative, neighbor or friend – who volunteered to put on a uniform and serve in defense of our great nation.