Republicans unload on the IRS

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Leading GOP lawmakers are urging the IRS to withdraw new proposed rules governing tax-exempt groups, casting the regulations as an political power play meant to silence conservatives.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are among the 10 Republicans asking John Koskinen, the IRS chief, to pull back on the regulations released in November as a response to the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.
Republicans have slammed those rules, saying they would merely codify the targeting of Tea Party groups that sought tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. In Thursday’s letter to Koskinen, the Republicans called the rules “an affront to free speech.”

“The timing of this rule appears calculated to take effect just in time for the mid-term elections, giving the strong appearance of political motivation,” the GOP lawmakers said.



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