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Local Tea Party members protest IRS


Protests against the IRS were held by Tea Party members around the country Tuesday, including locally.

The group is angry after the IRS recently admitted to targeting Conservative groups for extra scrutiny, making it harder for them to get a tax-exempt status. The IRS' former chief, Douglas Shulman, told the Senate Finance Committee he does not know why the agency targeted those groups but the Tea Party is looking for a change.

"Hopefully next will come at the federal level, in the form of major tax reform," Rockford Tea Party Co-coordinator Ulysses Arn said. "I don't care if that's the 999 plan, or the flat tax or the fair tax, but major reform has to come in the tax code so that we can ultimately eliminate the IRS."

Protests were also held in New York City, Chicago, and Cincinnati. President Obama has said the agency's actions were inexcusable.

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