For the first time in a long time, the House Oversight Committee led by Rep. Darrell Issa of California with ranking minority member, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, are in “absolute bi-partisan outrage.” My friend, Jamie Dupree of Cox Radio’s Washington Bureau, made that statement. Dupree is not easily impressed by anything he sees in Congress, but he is using words like “explosive” to describe what we are seeing with the IRS scandal and investigation.
Bottom line, of all the scandals out there right now–Benghazi, AP, First Amendment attacks on Fox News Channel and CBS News and the list goes on–the IRS scandal of targeting conservative and Tea Party groups to intentionally slow down the approval of tax-exempt status for 501 (c)(4) applications has the potential to be the biggest.
First, the IRS has powers over you individually and in your business no other agency has.
Second, the IRS will be the enforcement arm of Obamacare and will have more power.
Third, the IRS impacts every person’s life. Even if they are part of the famous “47%” who don’t pay taxes, we all have to file and wait when it comes to the IRS.
There are many villains here–Doug Shulman, Steven Miller, Lois Lerner–they all had a role to play and they are not the only ones.
It’s time to sunset the current tax code, neuter the IRS and replace the tax code with the FairTax. It’s time!
Here’s Rep. Rob Woodall’s piece on the FairTax he wrote for ZPolitics in April. It’s time!