This morning Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist was interviewed on Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria to discuss ATR’s ongoing compilation of unannounced IRS visits to homes and small businesses.
“We have found some rather disturbing things. These are all from press reports, so this is the tip of the iceberg. IRS agents are showing up at people’s houses.
You mention the reporter [Matt Taibbi]. They showed up at his house when he was testifying, just to sort of drop by and say, ‘We know where you live.’ It was supposed to be about some four-year-old tax issue which, by the way, resulted in them owing him money back, not the other way around.
This kind of intimidation is showing up in other places. In Montana, they went in and grabbed a gun store’s information, not on money, not on taxes, but on who bought a gun.
The IRS was stealing the proprietors’ list of people who owned guns under the guise of ‘We’re the IRS.’ The IRS doesn’t need that information. They might have questions about how much money you’re making, and that sort of thing. But that’s not what happened.
In Ohio, they lied. A guy showed up and lied about what his name was, what he was doing, and when challenged, he said, ‘I’m with the IRS. I can come into anybody’s house at any time I want.’ That’s what they’re teaching those people at the IRS, and they’re acting that way.”
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