Skip to comments.House panel to formally question IRS commissioner Friday
Posted on 05/13/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by mandaladon
The House Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a formal hearing Friday to probe the Internal Revenue Service for placing heavier scrutiny on conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status between 2010 and 2012. IRS Commissioner Steve Miller and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George are expected to testify Friday morning during the hearing, which committee leaders said would examine the agency's "practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings." The IRS last week apologized for targeting groups that advocate for limited government by requiring them to fulfill onerous requirements before receiving tax-exempt status. A report from the inspector general detailing the agency's practices is expected to be published later this week. "News that the agency admits it targeted American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling," said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican, in a written statement. "The Committee on Ways and Means will get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again. President Barack Obama addressed the IRS' behavior during a brief press conference Monday, calling it, if true, "outrageous."
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With all the Obama scandals emerging, Congress is going to be busy.
Marco Rubio: IRS Commissioner Should Resign
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the IRS commissioner to resign on Monday, following the agency’s admission that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election cycle.
“[I]t is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American peoples confidence under the current leadership,” Rubio said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. “I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioners resignation, effectively immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told The Huffington Post that the letter refers to acting IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller, who served as deputy commissioner for services and enforcement when the targeting occurred. A replacement for former commissioner and Bush appointee Douglas H. Shulman has not been nominated. Shulman’s term expired in mid-November.
UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also called on Miller to resign amid the controversy, telling National Review Monday that President Obama should also take some responsibility.
“Believe me, if this was a Republican administration doing all this, the New York Times and Washington Post would be in absolute meltdown,” McConnell said. “They all take their cues from the tone expressed by the president, and hes made it clear that this administration is perfectly willing to crack down on critics.”
yes, make sure the bastard is under oath so any perjury will nail him when asked about Zero’s involvement.
So Impeach Obama.
But in all this don't forget that Congress is trying to sneak pass a country destroying , 800 page, Amnesty bill that will eventually let in 100 million 3rd world immigrants( relatives of the Amnestied )
I think all testimony to Congress is considered under oath since it is illegal to lie to Congress. That said, no one has IIRC ever been convicted of lying to Congress.
Oct. 10, 2012
The IRS announced Wednesday that Steven Miller would become the agency's acting commissioner after its current chief, Doug Shulman, steps down Nov. 9.
” But in all this don’t forget that Congress is trying to sneak pass a country destroying , 800 page, Amnesty bill that will eventually let in 100 million 3rd world immigrants( relatives of the Amnestied ) “
Current IRS commissioner took lead in assuring Congress that Tea Party scrutiny was legitimate
WASHINGTON When members of Congress repeatedly raised concerns with the Internal Revenue Service about complaints that Tea Party groups were being harassed last year, a deputy IRS commissioner took the lead in assuring lawmakers that the additional scrutiny was a legitimate part of the screening process.
That deputy commissioner was Steven T. Miller, who is now the acting head of the agency.
In several letters to members of Congress, Miller went into painstaking detail about how applications for tax-exempt status were screened. But he never mentioned that conservative groups were being targeted, a fact that was known to people he oversaw, according to an upcoming report by the agencys inspector general.
In one 10-page response, Miller said a revenue agent uses sound reasoning based on tax law training to determine which applications for tax-exempt status need additional scrutiny.
We are going to need to find out how much he knew, said Rep. Dave Camp, R- Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Camp is holding a hearing on the issue Friday and Miller is scheduled to testify.
I don’t want the commissioner to resign.
I want him to fire every single person that either participated in this, or knew about it and didn’t object.
Then, he can resign.
None of the responses they received from the IRS acknowledged that conservative groups had ever been targeted.
They really failed to disclose to us what they were up to, even though we obviously had a concern that they were targeting taxpayers for their political beliefs, Camp said. Given all of that attention, they had an obligation and duty to come forward with this information.
hussein “unfamiliar” with this.
I wouldn’t believe anything some murderous islamist bastard might say. Especially him.
My thought too! It’s amazing the way all of these scandals have blossomed at once. I really think that once the Benghazi whistle blowers had the courage to come forward, other people started getting their nerve up to do the same.
Arab Spring Summer Impeachment
I love it. The ‘system’ working.
You can bulldoze, harrange and impune and lie but you can not hide.. Lady Liberty may be blind but she ain’t daff
Making him the fall guy lets those above him get away with the crime. The Administration is busy building a wall between IRS and the WH.
March 20, 2013 letter to IRS
In Re: $60,000 of taxpayer’s money used by the IRS to make parody videos of Gilligan’s Island & Star Trek...(employee training)