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Tom Rooney: Dump the IRS

As the House Ways & Means Committee today grills outgoing IRS Acting Director Steven Miller, Florida Rep. Tom Rooney has another idea:

Dump the agency.

“The revelations of the last week have confirmed that it’s time to reduce or completely eliminate the IRS, and build a new tax system that treats American taxpayers with the fairness, honesty and integrity they deserve," Rooney said in a statement. "That is why today I have cosponsored three bills that will significantly reduce or eliminate this sinister, out-of-control agency, and I hope the House and Senate will consider them promptly."

Getting rid of the IRS is hardly a novel idea but the imbroglio over the targeting of conservative groups have given new voice to its critics.

[Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 1:52pm]

    

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