With the tea party targeting scandal in full swing, one senator is calling for the IRS to be permanently ABOLISHED
A political action committee that gave Sen. Ted Cruz $315,000 for his 2012 campaign has launched an online video to push the idea
The Senate Conservative Fund’s donors include writer Dean Koontz, the CEOs of Newsmax and Carnival cruise lines, and a Google vice president
Cruz says Americans should be able to file their taxes on a postcard
The Internal Revenue Service, he claims, can’t be trusted to impartially implement the tax subsidies that form the basis for Obamacare
IRS officials admitted targeting right-wing organizations for an inordinate amount of scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status
By DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON
3 June 2013
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is a conservative’s conservative, and the IRS’s rampant political favoritism has brought him back to one of this signature campaign issues: getting rid of the tax collection agency for good.
‘In recent weeks the IRS has admitted to unlawfully targeting conservative groups, and trying to silence the president’s critics,’ he says in a Web video launched May 27.
Federal legislators, he says ‘need to make sure it never happens again. It’s time to abolish the IRS.’
The video, which also ran last week as an audio-only ad during Sirius/XM simulcasts of Fox News Channel programs, was produced by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a wealthy political action committee that spent $3.5 million on candidate races in the 2012 election cycle.
That amount put it in the top 13 percent of big-money PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Cruz’s senate campaign was the fund’s second biggest recipient, taking in more than $315,000. Only Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, who failed in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, received more money from the political committee.
But it seems Cruz himself, not the Republican-leaning fund, is driving his embrace of a doomsday scenario for America’s widely feared tax collection agency.
‘The senator has spoken about this since his campaign,’ Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told MailOnline.
‘He believes that our tax code should be simple enough that there would be no need for an agency like the IRS,’ Frazier said. ‘This is an issue of principle.’