SUGAR GROVE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis said when he’s elected he’ll introduce legislation banning all Congressional contact with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The legislation aims to curb abuse of the IRS by career politicians like Dick Durbin, who, as a leader of the Democrat-controlled Senate, urged the iRS to investigate a conservative group in the midst of the IRS scandal and a month before 2010 Congressional elections.
Durbin has admitted he made no such request of the IRS to investigate any liberal groups.
“The IRS is supposed to be an independent agency not subject to Congressional pressure. Democrats like Durbin violated the spirit of that relationship and the result was one of the most egregious abuses of the American people in recent history,” said Oberweis. “We must ensure it never happens again.”
Durbin also has refused to release any emails or other correspondence he may have had with the IRS during the scandal.
IRS employees already have shown they favor Democrats in Congress via their campaign donations. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) PAC has donated approximately $2 million to politicians in recent years, 96 percent of them Democrats. Durbin has received $11,000 from the NTEU PAC and has refused calls by Oberweis to return it because of the IRS scandal.
Durbin also has shown his disdain for the will of the American people. Numerous polls show that about 75 percent of the American people favor a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal. Durbin says he opposes one.