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Rubio to PJM: ‘We Don’t Need an IRS as Big as It Is’

Said Senate should take cue from the House on scandal hearings.

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Nicholas Ballasy

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June 7, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio told PJ Media that the Senate should exercise more oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, adding that Congress should reduce the size of the IRS by simplifying the tax code.

PJ Media asked Rubio on Capitol Hill what he thinks should be the next step for Congress in addressing the IRS targeting tea party and other conservative organizations.

“Full investigation – like they’re doing oversight hearings in the House,” Rubio said.

“I wish there were more going on in the Senate.”

The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on Tuesday with six groups whose tax-exempt applications were delayed by the IRS.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz joined lawmakers who have said the U.S. should adopt a “simple flat tax” and “abolish” the IRS.

“I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill out taxes on postcard,” Cruz said.

“Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be a simple one-page postcard, and take the agents, the bureaucracy out of Washington and limit the power of government.”

Rubio was asked if he agrees with Cruz that Congress should begin dismantling the IRS by pulling back on its reach.

“I believed that before the scandal. I think our tax code is way too complicated. We don’t need an IRS as big as it is and we wouldn’t need it that big if we had a simplified tax code,” Rubio told PJ Media.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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I despise this man Marco Rubio. He stabbed us in the back with bold-faced lies to win the Republican primary. He should be focusing on breaking up the IRS rather than gutting our immigration laws.
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Go away Marco. You are a lying scoundrel. I will never vote for you in a primary or general election no matter who your opponent is. I don't care how many puff pieces PJ Media puts up. We know what you stand for now.
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The census should also be a postcard but it's multiple pages of invasive questions as well. It's all too big.

However, besides a full investigation the next step in reducing the size of the IRS should be getting rid of Obamacare.
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The solution to all of our 'government' problems is to force the Federal Government back to what it is supposed to be.
The federal government was never given the authority to own any land within the United States. All land is owned by the People of the Several States. The Federal Government was to sit on a plot of land donated by VA, MD and DE. This is all of the land that the Fed Gov was supposed to have. Other land prior to statehood was to be overseen territory but as soon as it was broken up into states it was State Property only.
Now thanks to Roosevelt and the Progressives and the lack of backbone in Congress the Fed Gov claims title to most of the U.S. against the Constitution.
This and other unConstitutional moves have given us the Federal Reserve and the IRS.
One day we are going to have to put this nation back on the path of limited Federal Government or we will end up as slaves to this monstrosity...
Watch out who you vote for, most politicians are thieves and they are stealing your freedom....
44 weeks ago
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Once again RINO Rubio takes a slice out of his self-proclaimed conservative label!
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Eschew verbosity!

Idendem Est:

Theorem: We don't need an IRS.

Corollary: We don't need an IRS as Big as it Is.
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Who is this "Marco Rubio" fellow? He sems remarkably late to the realization that the IRS and Obama regime are criminals.

What an odd, naive person?
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we may not need an IRS as big as it is, but we've got it. and we just (i mean you in the government) voted to enlarge it and hand over all our health records. oh, i'm sure that there won't be any data mining there.
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Good for you Marco, although let's start talking about getting rid of the IRS.
45 weeks ago
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I despise this man Marco Rubio. He stabbed us in the back with bold-faced lies to win the Republican primary. He should be focusing on breaking up the IRS rather than gutting our immigration laws.
45 weeks ago
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What lies. His immigration plan might have been dumb-ass and he was pretty stupid in thinking he could work with the Dems but I don't see him doing any lying.

I'm sick of shooting our wounded.
45 weeks ago
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Shooting your wounded???? Try beheading your wounded! The Tea Party socon theocrats hate everybody who don't wash their feet and suck their tongues.
45 weeks ago
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+1

This circular firing squad mentality has got to stop!
45 weeks ago
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It's called "Identification Friend or Foe" or IFF for short. You would do well to develop the IFF skillset.
45 weeks ago
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Go away Marco. You are a lying scoundrel. I will never vote for you in a primary or general election no matter who your opponent is. I don't care how many puff pieces PJ Media puts up. We know what you stand for now.
45 weeks ago
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The census should also be a postcard but it's multiple pages of invasive questions as well. It's all too big.

However, besides a full investigation the next step in reducing the size of the IRS should be getting rid of Obamacare.
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Once we're officially Mexico north the size of the IRS will be the least of our problems. Hopefully, after the next election cycle you, Mr. Rubio, will also no longer be our problem.

With the country on the ropes, the stakes are just too high to give you a second chance. How many second chances has your pal McCain had? Some of us remember how he distanced himself from amnesty to get re-elected.

Go find a nice consulting job with LaRaza.
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