BOHEMIA, NY, June 14 – “The anger over the IRS scandal has reached a boiling point. In no uncertain terms, the majority of us are so riled that we want the agency abolished,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
He cited several polls, including a massive survey conducted by AMAC among members and visitors to its Web site [www.amac.us/member-polls-archive], showing the great not-so-silent majority have had enough. The association’s study attracted 6,000 respondents, 75% of whom voted to get rid of the agency after replacing it with a flat tax or fair tax. Another 22% opted to abolish the IRS immediately.
Meanwhile, a new Gallup poll showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans think the high-ranking officials at the Internal Revenue Service knew all along that the agency had been targeting conservatives. It also revealed that half of their 1,529 respondents think the unlawful targeting scandal goes up even higher and included high-ranking administration officials.
“Perhaps we can’t completely eliminate the IRS, but we sure as heck can get rid of the people inside the agency who targeted certain groups. We can also get rid of the special loopholes and insider influenced exemptions that give rise to this kind of corruption. And, most certainly, we need to make sure to put the kibosh on the administration’s plan to put the agency in charge of managing and enforcing the provisions of Obamacare,” Weber said.
Texas Senator Tom Cruz put the finger on the IRS when he called for it to be shut down. Cruz made headlines when he said: “We need to abolish the IRS and make the tax code fairer, flatter, and simple enough that taxes fit on a postcard.” He was reacting to what he called “a manifestation of too much power in the federal government” as exemplified by its attempts to stymie the efforts of conservative groups.
Weber said “the polling results reflect the fact that the American people are just as outraged as Senator Cruz at the expose and want him and his colleagues on the Hill to do something about it.”
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