It bothers me...there was a standard procedure, and standard marks to make....and they simply went the other direction...inventing as they went along. That’s never a dependable method to handling business.
Whoever made the management decision....needs to either be disciplined (suspended for 90 days), or just let go. It would be curious if they consulted DC...asked for advice, and who gave it.
Employees of the IRS belong to the National Treasury Employees Union
And what are NTEU’s political leanings? Let’s look at 2012 donations to Federal Candidates
Total to Democrats: $391K
Total to Republicans: $23K
Total to Democrats: $157K
Total to Republicans: $1K
someone needs to post the nbr of LIB 501s...I’ll bet conserv 501s pale in comparison
Was this statement scrubbed twelve times before release?
Then the records of those individuals should be checked for political contributions, and political activity.
If I'm wrong, I'll apologize...
...to JimRob, maybe.
If you were not targeting people or groups based on their political views, then how the heck did I receive tax penalty letters dated 4-5 days in the future ? On a date that happened to be my birthday. How can the IRS send out letters dated in the future ? Is that also part of your normal procedures ?
This is an incredible pile of BS. He is not apologizing for targeting conservative groups. He is saying they should not trigger based on certain names. What? So now the instructions will be to not target on specific names just target based on conservative sounding names and then find out everything you can on their members.
He needs to explain why they think they need all that information?
This explanation rings like the conclusion of an episode of Scooby Doo, where the ghosts weren’t really ghosts but malefactors cleverly shining a flashlight through a mop, the bookcase was really a secret passage to the garage, and the gang reveals that the scary zombie was, as the mask is ripped away, not a zombie at all but the chief of police.
FWIW, “IRS” was a term trending on Twitter yesterday. Worldwide. This IRS corruption is big news. Also, it was the first news story on the CBS radio news updates on the hour during rush hour last night...
The irs should send every organization that was targeted $50,000, then dissolve itself.
I think Lois Lerner talked - but they all knew. Maybe she’s one of the few honest people ....
Is Lois one of the slow learners?