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Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News

Posted on 05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003

Edited on 05/15/2013 5:28:09 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Obama announced Wednesday that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller has resigned in the wake of the agency scandal in which conservative groups were targeted.

The president made the announcement in a brief statement at the White House, following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew  and other top department officials in which they reviewed a highly critical inspector general’s report on the practice. The report concluded poor management allowed agents to improperly target Tea Party and other groups for more than 18 months, starting in 2010.

Obama said Lew asked for the resignation and Miller agreed, after being on the job since November 2012.

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Obama said from the White House. 

Republicans, who along with Democrats have slammed the IRS for the practice, welcomed the resignation Wednesday but made clear they would continue to investigate and press for accountability. 

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., said the resignation "is a necessary first step but more heads need to roll." 

Miller’s resignation was part of three-step plan Obama outlined to fix the problem.

The other steps are to put in place the safeguards recommended in the IG report and to work with Congress as it investigates. 

“The good news is we can fix this,” Obama said. 

Miller became acting commissioner after Commissioner Douglas Shulman completed his five-year term. Shulman had been appointed by President George W. Bush.

The president has proceeded cautiously since the IRS controversy was made public Friday. While he initially said the accusations were "outrageous," he also said he wanted to wait until the report was released before addressing what should be done to hold accountable those responsible.

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1 posted on 05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003
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To: freedumb2003

Resignation is a step.

Imprisonment is also REQUIRED.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: freedumb2003

So now he won’t have to testify Friday. Convenient.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 3:43:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: freedumb2003

Another one under the bus!
And another goes down
And another goes down
Another one under the bus!

Hey!
Obozo’s got you!
Another one under the bus!


4 posted on 05/15/2013 3:43:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: freedumb2003

I’m sure he did request to resign, for the most honourable of reasons.

More likely that he was threatened with jailtime, if he didn’t resign.

It also means that there is something big to still come.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 3:43:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: freedumb2003

Oh, Valerie must’ve been in the loo. Can you repeat that?


6 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: freedumb2003

Miller said the two ‘rogue’ agents had been disciplined.

Are they sitting in jail now? Where are the footage of such arrests?


7 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:12 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: freedumb2003

He’ll probably go on the gravy train at some “foundation” and be rested and ready to pull this crap again when the next Dim is in the WH.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: freedumb2003

Way too little; three years too late!


9 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: freedumb2003

Good, then he will have plenty of time available to answer questions.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:34 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DManA

He can still be subpoena.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: freedumb2003

“just two low level employees”

B.S.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 3:44:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sir Napsalot

DC is infested with RAT vermin; call Orkin.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:13 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: freedumb2003

That’s 1. There better be more than that. Names and faces of those charged. Hobble this mess.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:15 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: freedumb2003

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Acting-Commissioner-of-Internal-Revenue-Steven-T.-Miller

Careful ! This link will set cookies ! jk


15 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: freedumb2003

Is this the Lew guy who is in the Benghazi White House photo?


16 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:27 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: DManA

So he can’t be called to testify now?


17 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:41 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: freedumb2003

_________thump_________thump__________


18 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:09 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: freedumb2003
Hardly capslock-worthy......

:>)

19 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: freedumb2003

He’s just a human shield for Obama.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:32 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Perdogg
He can still be subpoena.

That's what I was thinking. Thanks for confirming.

21 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: freedumb2003

This might be the end of it.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: freedumb2003

I don’t believe Miller was acting director when this happened...


23 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:37 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: freedumb2003
"The buck stops here." - Harry S Truman

"What buck? I never saw a buck. The buck never got here. Bush must have taken the buck." - Barry H. Obama

24 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:43 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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25 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s far more sinister than firing two agents. We The People are all in their database for future RAT plans.

DeathCare

Check out post #3.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3019748/posts?page=3


26 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: freedumb2003
Oh, well, that's finished then. We should all Move On.

Two "rogue" agents, hmm? Must have been really, really busy folks given the stories that are coming out. We can't fire them, they're the most productive people in the entire administration.

27 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: bigbob

Yeah, where’s the resignation of ole what’s her name?


28 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Sir Napsalot

Probably had their vacations reduced to six weeks (this year only),


29 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Uncle Miltie

> Resignation is a step.

Imprisonment is also REQUIRED.

We all know he was following marching orders from 0. He’s just a sacrificial scapegoat


30 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Uncle Miltie

I think this guy was supposed to testify on the Hill Friday. That is why he is out.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: freedumb2003

Charles Krauthammer said it was the minimum he could do.


32 posted on 05/15/2013 3:49:27 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: freedumb2003

BULLFLOP!


33 posted on 05/15/2013 3:49:37 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: freedumb2003

Sure, resign, now that you already secured the creep’s reelection.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: freedumb2003

Tossing one rattlesnake out of the rattlesnake den doesn’t do much.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 3:49:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Billthedrill

> Two “rogue” agents, hmm? Must have been really, really busy folks given the stories that are coming out. We can’t fire them, they’re the most productive people in the entire administration.

LOL...


36 posted on 05/15/2013 3:50:47 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tammy8

This has been going on for 3 years or more and Miller has only been acting commisioner for 2 year...

Something rotten.

We need to tell every congressman that we want hard tough questions asked, and we dont want anyone to get off scott free.

We all know who is responsible for this stuff!


37 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

I meant to say he has been acting commissioner for 1 year, not 2


38 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:59 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: freedumb2003

Same pig. Different lipstick.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 3:52:10 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: matginzac

Lauren what’s her name? Can’t fire her, she has a working history with Holder which means she was involved!


40 posted on 05/15/2013 3:52:17 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: freedumb2003

Lois Lerner needs to go also.


41 posted on 05/15/2013 3:52:26 PM PDT by South40
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To: freedumb2003

Steven Miller has not held the position for a full year yet, has he? I haven’t looked it up. But I thought he was just appointed in 2012. This conspiracy dates back to 2010.


42 posted on 05/15/2013 3:52:52 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: lodi90

He can still be required to testify, no? If he broke the law, he’s not suddenly exempted from it.


43 posted on 05/15/2013 3:53:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: bigbob
“just two low level employees”

Then they must've been working full time at this. Wouldn't their superiors have noticed that they were not doing any of their required work? (Do I really need the sarcasm tag here?)
44 posted on 05/15/2013 3:53:39 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: freedumb2003

“The Buck Stops Over There.”


45 posted on 05/15/2013 3:53:53 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: Tammy8
I don’t believe Miller was acting director when this happened...

He wasn't acting director yet, but he was Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, which put him directly over the Commissioner of the Tax Exempt Entities Division. Before that, he was the Commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division.

Plus, last year he told Congress that the IRS was not targeting conservative groups after he knew that the IRS was in fact targeting conservative groups.

46 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:06 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: lodi90
I think this guy was supposed to testify on the Hill Friday. That is why he is out.

Just because he resigned, that shouldn't let him off the hook for testifying on Friday.

47 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:08 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Uncle Miltie

Works for me


48 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s a stop-gap move designed to buy time.

The only path to truth and full disclosure is with a Special Prosecutor.


49 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: freedumb2003
"OBAMA SAYS TREASURY SECRETARY REQUESTED, RECEIVED RESIGNATION OF ACTING IRS COMMISSIONER."

.... WHEW ..... that was close.... Obama saved us from harm once again ..... we can now sleep easier cuz we're all safe now.

50 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:34 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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