Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on.Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) • Discussing testimony for a conservative Republican at the Internal Revenue Service which he says proves that the White House was not involved in an effort at the agency to target Tea Party groups. Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says that if the chairman of the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), does not release the transcripts from the IRS employee by the end of the week, he would. Issa, in case you haven’t been following the inner-workings of Congress, has used the position to push for multiple investigations into the Obama administration.
United States Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says something has to change. Olson, who makes a yearly report on the collective state of tax compliance, says we spend too much time paying our taxes, and the process is way too overwhelming. ”There has been near universal agreement for years that the tax code is broken and needs to be fixed,” she says. ”Yet no broad-based attempt to reform the tax code has been made.” Some of her findings: