If a national Tea Party-inspired group has its way, North Carolinians will not be alone in seeing substantial tax reform. The Washington Examiner‘s Susan Ferrechio explains.

Sinister-looking Internal Revenue Service agents eavesdropping on a child praying at her bedside star in new Tea Party Patriots ad running in Ohio’s 8th District and throughout Montana in an effort to sway Speaker John Boehner and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus to reform the tax code. …

… Rather than a full rewrite of the 75,000 page tax code, it’s far more likely lawmakers agree on smaller changes, perhaps affecting corporate tax rates.

Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said the ad is aimed at encouraging lawmakers to prioritize major tax reform, particularly in the wake of the recent scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups.

“It’s about making sure their constituents understand there is a problem, so the constituents can, within their districts or their state, put pressure on them to reform the IRS,” Martin told the Washington Examiner.

The ad draws heavily on the IRS practice of subjecting conservative groups to additional scrutiny. A female announcer opens the 30 second spot by declaring the agency, “has admitted to targeting Americans … for our political beliefs, even attacking our freedom of religion.”