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THE IRS
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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                                THE IRS

  (Mr. WEBER of Texas asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WEBER of Texas. Firings and jail time are in order. On Friday, 
May 10, the IRS admitted to the targeted scrutiny of conservative 
groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. Hundreds of groups 
have been targeted, and it went beyond those with just ``Tea Party'' or 
``patriot'' in their names.
  Since then, there has been a resounding opposition on both sides of 
the aisle against the IRS' abhorrent actions. The President called this 
incident ``outrageous.'' Frankly, Mr. Speaker, it's beyond outrageous. 
It is completely unethical. For those involved in this mess, I expect 
them to be held accountable for their audacious abuse of power.
  Did I mention that firings and jail time are in order?
  Thomas Paine said it this way:

       Government is at its best a necessary evil and at its worst 
     an intolerable one.

  I am Randy Weber, and that's the way I see it here in America.

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