Tax-avoidance is soaring, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS inspector general says that while prosecutions are up 18 percent in the last four years, at least $30 billion in taxes is lost because of citizens who fail to file _ a 33 percent increase over the last three years.
“He’s lost a lot of credibility with me,” said Sandra Alldredge, who described herself as a lifelong Republican and DeLay voter. “I always thought he did real well for the local district,” she said, but his recent indictment “puts a cloud over everything. I may have to vote for a Democrat this time.”