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  • Perspective

For many years under the Obama administration, Republicans controlling Congress punished the Internal Revenue Service with budget cuts that resulted in horrible service for taxpayers. Although some service was restored, the Trump administration now plans service cuts so severe that about 40 percent of calls from taxpayers seeking telephone assistance would go unanswered. IRS acting commissioner […]

  • Perspective

You’d think there’d be enough room in a $1.3 trillion spending plan to fund all the folks needed to bring in the money. But maybe not, especially if a Republican controlled Congress feels like the Internal Revenue Service isn’t ready for a full reprieve from the woodshed.

The ad slams the Democratic leader for referring to employee bonuses that some companies gave in the wake of the tax overhaul as “crumbs."

In a video message, the House speaker credited the Koch network for being “such a critical part of our historic success in 2017."

The group sees the campaign as key to holding the Republican congressional majorities in the midterm elections.

The GOP latched onto the senator saying lowering middle-class taxes was good, and conservative media has portrayed him as supporting other components of the tax measure.

Vulnerable Democrats are feeling very little pressure to back the GOP’s ever-morphing, broadly unpopular legislation.

The senator had played a pivotal role in both fundraising and messaging.

As GOP lawmakers prepare to pass tax plans that expand the deficit, the trio blasts “a broken budget process” that could upend military planning.

  • Perspective

If the IRS fails “and people are looking for fault, it will be the fault of the Congress … I am blaming Congress,” John Koskinen said.

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