A portion of a new highway bill passed by the Senate and expected to be approved by the House, which gives expanded power to the IRS, has sparked controversy.
As reported yesterday the bill gives the agency to power to revoke passports based upon whether or not a citizen owes back taxes. Certain government watchdogs also maintain that the bill would give the IRS the power to revoke gun rights.
The bill is lengthy, 1,674 pages of legalese, that in some places is difficult to follow.
However, those who have decided to pore over those pages, including this reporter, have reached some conclusions that are very different from that of the persons who first provided commentary on the provisions of the bill.