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House Ravages IRS, Guts $1.1 Billion from Tax Enforcement Budget

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The House voted Monday to cut more than $1 billion from the IRS’s tax enforcement budget, giving Republicans a big helping of revenge against an agency they’ve battled all year.

    Members of the House this week are considering the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2015. The bill being debated on the House floor would already cut IRS funding by $341 million compared to the current fiscal year.

    Late Monday, members went further by considering amendments to chop even more from the proposed $10.95 billion IRS budget. And the big cuts were approved easily in voice votes, demonstrating how little appetite there is among Democrats to defend the IRS in the wake of its effort to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...guts-1-1-billion-from-tax-enforcement-budget/
     
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Great. Now it goes into the Black Hole of the Senate.
     
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    Hmmm...not sure if this is the proper punishment. Cutting the tax enforcement budget by almost 20% will obviously lead to lower tax revenues overall. Many tax cheats will go scot-free. I suppose it's the only thing the legislature can do. Better to fire or force the resignations of the culprits that went after Tea Partiers, if possible.
     
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    Or maybe they should cut out the bonuses and conventions.
     
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    How about they pass a flat tax for individuals and corporations and eliminate the IRS altogether?
     
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