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.