ABC Promotes IRS Delaying Tax Refunds, More Identity Theft Due to Lacking of Funding From Congress

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2015/01/14/abc-hypes-irs-dela…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Wednesday, ABC&rsquo;s<em> Good Morning America</em> had a segment that promoted how, due to budget cuts, the IRS will be forced to<strong> &ldquo;delay those refund checks,&rdquo;</strong> <strong>&ldquo;increase the risk of identity theft,&rdquo;</strong> and maintain an <strong>&ldquo;IRS help line&rdquo; </strong>that <strong>&ldquo;is going to become much less helpful.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented about <strong>&ldquo;fewer audits means less revenue to the Treasury&rdquo;</strong> to run the federal government and then asked ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl if there was <strong>&ldquo;any chance that this can get fixed this year or is it a lost cause for this year.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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