by Clint Stretch
Many on Capitol Hill are currently focused on the IRS's targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status as evidence of the need for tax reform. I agree we need tax reform. I doubt how dramatic it can be, whether it is possible without a deeper budget agreement and whether this "scandal" advances the cause. The recent IRS problems demonstrate the need for tax reform while also making it more difficult.
If honest taxpayers are going to foot the bill for whatever size government we have, they would do well to insist on a tax reform that removes as many of these rationalizations for dishonesty as possible. We need to get to a point at which more people think that the funding of the government is fair, honestly legislated and honestly administered, and worthy of support.
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