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.”
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 )
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.
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.
hussein “unfamiliar” with this.
I wouldn’t believe anything some murderous islamist bastard might say. Especially him.
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
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)
Wouldn’t Timothy Geitner be implicated in this?
Trust Anderson Cooper will still be doing shake-n-bake with the Cincinnati Hell House.
No Benghazi, no IRS persecution, no Gosnell, no AP taps.
CNN will probably build a Hell House torture sound stage complete with hanging chains and monkey bars for Anderson Cooper to swing on.
They belong in jail!!
I hope this hearing will be televised. The IRS went after groups of law-abiding citizens so it’s only appropriate that We the People be able to observe this hearing.
Over two years, IRS field office agents repeatedly changed their criteria while sifting through thousands of applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status to select ones for possible closer examination, the findings showed.
At one point, the agents chose to screen applications from groups focused on making “America a better place to live.”
Exactly who at the IRS made the decisions to start applying extra scrutiny was not clear from the findings, which were contained in portions of an investigative report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
Expected to be made public this week, the report was obtained in part by Reuters over the weekend as a full-blown scandal involving the IRS scrutiny widened, embarrassing the agency and distracting the Obama administration.
In one part of the report, TIGTA officials observed that the application screening effort showed “confusion about how to process the applications, delays in the processing of the applications, and a lack of management oversight and guidance.”
By July 2011, the IRS was no longer targeting just groups with certain key words in their names. Rather, the screening criteria had changed to “organizations involved with political, lobbying, or advocacy.”
But then it changed again in January 2012 to cover “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement,” according to the findings contained in a Treasury Department watchdog report.
In May 2012, the criteria for scrutiny were revised again to cover a variety of tax-exempt groups “with indicators of significant amounts of political campaign intervention (raising questions as to exempt purpose and/or excess private benefit),” according to a TIGTA timeline included in the findings.
NONE in Obama’s administration has ever experienced any consequences for their illegal action(s).
Some was (were) supposedly fallen on their sword to ‘take one for the team’ got compensated quietly and out of public’s eyes.
Calling upon an “acting commissioner” to resign is ludicrous since he is only a placeholder and has virtually no authority on policy. They need to go back and grill Shulman and then charge him with perjury.
Even if they’re under oath, it won’t matter. They’ll just lie.
The House voted to repeal the Stock Act on a voice vote,
NOTHING WILL COME OF THIS IRS SCANDAL,...
because it provides no gains to the individual agendas of Republican politicians.
Mark Levin just said that the current commissioner knew about the groups targeting a year ago.
Flat Tax? Who will ever be able to trust them again?