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Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS
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WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime soon. Not because politicians, or their constituents, are clamoring for higher tax bills; because Congress is effectively forcing itself to raise rates soon as a direct result of two distinctly foolhardy policies: aggressively defunding the nation’s main revenue collection agency, and continuing to complicate and Swiss-cheese-ify the tax code.