The Hill Is Taking An Ax To The Taxman

If there was one bureaucracy that could always hold its own in Washington's budget wars, it was the Internal Revenue Service. The tax collectors offered Congress a deal it couldn't refuse: Give us more money, and we'll squeeze $3 out of tax scofflaws for every $1 we spend. Lawmakers, eager to raise cash without hiking taxes, have poured $750 million into tougher enforcement since 1990.

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