Heeding Rahm Emanuel’s adage that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” area Republicans and Democrats in Congress scrambled quickly last week to capitalize on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party groups and other conservative organizations who applied for tax-exempt status.
“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,” said U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee.
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