The Republican Congress has given itself the right to look at your income tax returns, via an obscure provision buried in a huge new spending bill. (ed note: Spending? Huge? By the GOP? No way.). Oh, and the author of said provision, Ernest Istook, of Oklahoma, is lying about it.
Via: Josh Marshall
The new provision, written by Istook: "Hereinafter, notwithstanding any other provision of law governing the disclosure of income tax returns or return information, upon written request of the Chairman of the House or Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service shall allow agents designated by such Chairman access to Internal Revenue Service facilities and any tax returns or return information contained therein."
Istook's lie: "Nobody's privacy was ever jeopardized."
Ok, now is Newt's Republican revolution over?