Accounting Today: Acting IRS Chief Pledges Repairs before Congressional Panel
“The agency stands ready to confront the problems that occurred, hold accountable those who acted inappropriately, be open about what happened and permanently fix these problems so that such missteps do not occur again,” Werfel told a House Appropriations subcommittee.
“It seems we have a new misstep every day at the IRS,” said Representative Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the full appropriations committee. “I’m very troubled at what may come to light next.”
Rogers said Congress may further restrict the IRS’s funding with fresh constraints.
Congress Unveils IRS Employee Interviews about Tea Party Groups
The committee released excerpts from bipartisan transcribed interviews between Committee Investigators and Cincinnati IRS employees. In these interviews, Cincinnati IRS employees rejected the White House’s claim that the targeting was merely work of “rogue” agents and say targeting of conservative political groups came from Washington, D.C.
“As late as last week, the administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is that they were directly being ordered from Washington,” Issa told CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday.
In addition to the two hearings scheduled this week by the House Appropriations Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee he House Ways and Means Committee also plans to hold a hearing Tuesday in which lawmakers will hear from representatives of some of the conservative groups that had their tax-exempt status applications scrutinized by the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division.
and more IRS hearing coverage, RIGHT NOW, http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/
(With witnesses, you could close your eyes and insert “expats” for whatever organization was targeted. All the same process.)
noon EDT: Coverage is over now.
and he will have it all repaired in 30 days as commanded by Obama. I think he won’t be sleeping much, then will he?
Same bull-excrement; different bull.
This is my take on the whole IRS targeting the “tea-party” fiasco. It’s just a clever ruse to divert attention from FATCA and what they’re doing to expatriates.
That “sidestep” was exactly what it was. A clever little diversion. And all the liberal sheep fell for it and are singing O-bumble’s praises. “Oh, isn’t he such a deserving president to state that he stands for the transparency of the IRS and is so ethical”. Don’t make me puke!
As IRS hearings continue, here is a good commentary:
and the first comment I read (of 1129 so far) says:
Similar to FATCA and all the other citizenship-based taxation consequences with the IRS.