Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul managed to “fire up” the Internet with a photo he posted on social media. It shows him burning the U.S. tax code.
Going after everyone’s favorite target, the Internal Revenue Service, the senator from Kentucky on Friday posted the image of himself sending the code up in flames — all 74,608 pages of it.
And yes, he was condemned by the tree huggers.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 10, 2015
Despite President Barack Obama’s affinity for the IRS, the photo struck a nerve with some people.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter, including a critique or two from the environmentally friendly:
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 10, 2015
— Jordan LaPorta (@JordanLaPorta) July 10, 2015
— David Chambers (@kingdavid191) July 11, 2015
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 10, 2015
@RandPaul Probably your best photo-op yet!
— Roddy A. Stegemann (@kiusau) July 10, 2015
@RandPaul Man, the EPA is going to fine you for tripling Global Warming.
— Slam1263 (@IKnowBO) July 10, 2015
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