Area congressman wants major changes amid IRS drama
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) Tuesday, called for the IRS to be abolished and replaced.
"Our privacy and political freedoms should not be sacrificed," Rep. Cassidy said.
Cassidy said he is frustrated after it was revealed the IRS may have increased scrutiny on political organizations like the Tea Party and that it spent millions on lavish conferences for employees.
Cassidy said while the reality is the IRS won't be replaced by his and other members of Congress and their push, he is calling for reforms. He added, he knows of people in Louisiana who were targeted by the IRS for extra oversight.
Cassidy told WBRZ News 2, the IRS permanently undermined its credibility with the American people.
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