Via Pandagon, we learn that the Republicans are considering picking a fight with the IRS.
According to the magical website of Republican trial balloons, also knows as the Drudge Report, Hastert will, in a book to be released next week, call to eliminate the IRS and the income tax and replace it with a national sales or flat tax. That means ripping up progressive taxation and instituting extremely, extremely regressive taxation.
I can hear the conversation in the War Room now:
“SHIT! I told you to bring in more heat lamps. At this rate Osama’s never gonna thaw before the convention! George, put those Oreos DOWN! And get Rick to stop humping Barney’s leg. We’ve got a real crisis here. We need a backup. Any ideas?”