GOP campaigns against the IRS, vowing to slash its funding

  • FILE - The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington on March 22, 2013. IRS pleas for more funding from Congress finally paid off this summer. That’s when Democrats tucked an $80 billion boost for the agency into their flagship climate and health care law. But, as GOP candidates across the country are making clear, the battle over IRS funding has only just begun. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON — IRS pleas for more funding from Congress — made over the years by one leader after another — finally paid off this summer when Democrats tucked an $80 billion boost for the agency into their flagship climate and health care law.