Tea Party Patriots push nationwide anti-IRS rallies

On Tuesday, Tea Partiers are planning "to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power"

By Jillian Rayfield

Published May 20, 2013 4:03PM (EDT)

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The Tea Party Patriots are organizing nationwide rallies on Tuesday to protest against the IRS for its "complete abuse of power," related to the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

In a posting on the TPP site, the group calls for "anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power" at noon on Tuesday. "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out of control, and we need to stand up and let them know that we will not take their intimidation tactics!" the site says.

Tea Party Patriots also provide supporters with suggestions for protest signage, including, "Audit the IRS!", "No more cover-ups from IRS!", "Unfair and Un-Constitutional!" and "Abolish the IRS!"


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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