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Texas senator backs online petition to abolish IRS

When "Internal Revenue Service" is mentioned, few taxpayers respond with a shout of joy. It is essentially the largest collection agency in the nation, requiring that income from both businesses and individuals be paid to it every year. 

As of late, it isn't just the "collections" aspect of the agency that makes many in Texas roll their eyes at a reference to the IRS. There has been a lot of focus on the agency this year after a scandal broke that involved targeting of groups with conservative ties -- many of which are here in The Lone Star State.

Now, that disdain has turned into a downright effort to abolish the federal taxing agency. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined the battle, attaching his name to an online petition that is seeking supporters with the desire to completely shut down the agency as it currenly stands. 

Several lawmakers spoke out in a recent issue of Whistleblower magazine called "End the IRS." 

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, was one of those that gave their input on the subject. "People have awakened," he said of the recent scandal involving the denial of civil rights. "They see the danger here." 

While much of the concern in the issue comes from conservatives, Rep. Gohmert said that those who aknowledge the danger hail from the other side of the political scale as well. It is not just about the targeting of tea party members and other conservative groups, but it is also about the fact that the IRS has this power -- and anyone could have found themselves in the path. 

No matter what kind of tax concern arises, whether it is a targeting for political affiliation or an IRS audit, there are attorneys in Fort Worth who are ready to negotiate and fight for taxpayer interests. 

Source: WND, "'Gang of 3': Time To Dump The IRS," Garth Kant, July 21, 2013

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