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Crapo To Participate In Tax Code Party

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Congressman Michael Crapo will take part in a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party, but participants will dump the U.S. tax code instead of British tea.

Crapo, R-Idaho, told more than 1,000 Republicans gathered for a Lincoln Day banquet Friday in Rexburg that he will soon join Rep. Billy Tauzin, D-Louisiana, in a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party.

Crapo hopes the 1997 party will lead to a revolution like the 1773 event did and cause an overthrow of the U.S. tax code.

Crapo called for major reforms, such as a flat tax to make it fairer and simpler.

He said the national debt, burdensome regulation and an increasingly complicated code are robbing Americans of freedoms just as important as those revolutionaries fought for 220 years ago.

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