Larry Gibbs was quoted regarding recent congressional measures to limit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in The New York Times. "I'm appalled, that's all I can say," said Gibbs, former IRS Commissioner during the Reagan administration. "It's fine to demonize the I.R.S. It has always been a target. Listen, that goes with the job." But, he added, given the nation's challenges, "the one thing people ought to agree on is that we should have a revenue system that works and works well. And if we're going to create a disrespect for our tax revenue system," he continued, "I look at it and say I just don't think it's in our country's best interest."
This article also appeared in MSN News on April 21, 2016.