Griffin: Asking ‘Americans about Their Prayers’ Is Wrong

Jun 4, 2013 Issues: Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after today’s hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups:

"What we’re seeing is a distant, ever-growing and almost unlimited federal government that in many instances means well but is all too often unresponsive.  Some have argued the IRS’ mistakes resulted from a lack of training.  Does the IRS really need training to know it’s wrong to ask Americans about their prayers?  We don’t need more training – we need fundamental tax reform that protects taxpayers and helps America compete and win.”

Watch video from today’s hearing here.