Skip to comments.Acting IRS head apologizes, blames 'foolish mistakes' for targeting of conservative groups
Posted on 05/18/2013 5:03:32 AM PDT by Libloather
The outgoing head of the IRS disputed Republicans suspicions that the tax-collecting agencys targeting of conservatives was motivated by partisanship at the first congressional hearing on the scandal.
I do not believe that partisanship motivated the practices of the people described in the IG report, Miller said. I think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people who were trying to be efficient in their work.
GOP lawmakers also repeatedly sought to ferret out any information as to whether Miller had talked with White House officials about the targeting of conservatives, or more ominously had shared confidential tax information with the administration. (The implication of that line of questioning involved last years presidential election, when Republican nominee Mitt Romneys own tax practices became an issue in the election.)
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Did these same hard working, dedicated civil servants make the same foolish mistakes when they processed liberal groups?
Meanwhile, DHS keeps getting ready to fight a war......
They couldn’t have found a more greasy, slimey disgusting looking scapegoat for this. He reminds me of that character on MAD TV that had the same curly hair, an older fatter guy, but damned near looked the same.
My guess is that the Administration told him to get his ass up there before that committee and make them fume. In the end, they’ll get his ass, and it will likely stop there - just like Holder and Obama want.
There’s going to be an epidemic of people falling on their sword.
Zer0, aka Beezlebub, il Douche, pres. is so disengaged with the day to day running of the government that ‘plausible deniability ‘ will be easy.
The DemoRats were quite methodical in their intimidating bullying for over three years.
IOW, they were quite accomplished and competent at the communication compliance level in fulfilling what their superiors ordered them to do. Wasn't simply malfeasance and incompetence; it was criminally crafty.
The DemoRats continue to think America is stupid, and is making an appeal to its bleeding heart. Which is always what progressives do. They appeal to a worldview of sentimentalism and attempt to play upon others' emotions, always pitting somebody vs. somebody else.
Start boiling the tar
Just saw CBS’s Saturday morning “news” program...the “Director of CBS News” was asked by a “reporter” if the IRS situation has legs...he said...likely not...”clearly the White House is not involved”.
So, we can all rest easy now...CBS says there’s nothing there...and by the way “the GOP should not overreach”.
Yes, the perfect lefty excuse. Just a regular guy, trying to do his job, and BAM, you make a foolish mistake. It could happen to anyone. Even YOU!
Aw, that's OK. Don't feel bad! ANYONE can make a foolish mistake or two. Even such famous people as Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and Hitler made foolish mistakes.
So if it WASN’T partisan, where are all of the groups called ILoveBarakObama, and Citizens for Peace and Justice that got scrutinized the same way?
And if there were, we’d be hearing about it 24/7.
He actually wasn’t in charge of the IRS or that department when this was happening. Ingraham, who’s been kicked upstairs to manage Bambi’s death plan, is the one who should be grilled because she was in charge of the department.
“Why didn’t Nixon think of this?”
As Cong. Kelly (R-PA) was saying yesterday,
Same reason anyone being audited by the IRS doesn’t think of it - it doesn’t work.
Foolish mistake = treacherous assault
The acts were first degree election tampering
That must be a capital crime.
Indict try convict execute.......... now!
After the guilty are quickly gone, history can spend the next hundred years sorting it out
From the "How to Make 'Foolish Mistakes' Handbook":
Rule 1 - When planning your foolish mistakes, make sure you are NOT partisan. Rather than party lines, base your mistake based upon IDEOLOGY.
I watched probably thirty minutes of the questions directed at the guy. Having worked around the government, I’d say that he was a $40-a-word manager. He’s just there because he had the right degree from some ivy league college.
He has zero regard for ethics. I can’t say that he showed any remarkable common sense. And as for managing people....I’d say that he’d do OK at some Piggly Wiggly, but I wouldn’t put him in charge of a real business as an executive.
The one question I would have thrown at him...when you realized this mess last summer (June 2012)...what immediate actions did you take to fix the matter? It appears to me that he just said ‘hmmm, let’s just leave this for the next idiot’. It appears that he did nothing, and the same mess is sitting there today. Personally, I’d also bring in the HR folks who hired all these incompetent folks in the first place....and fire fifty percent of them at random. You folks recruited losers, and continued to do it on a yearly basis.
The last organization that ought to run the health care finance side....is the IRS. I’d hand it over to the National Park Service....before I’d give it to these folks.
The IRS made many conservative groups disband so that they couldn't do get out the vote . The IRS stole the election. but the media wants to make it seem like it was just low level employees targeting a few conservative groups. no it was intimidating groups with the threat of perjury to make them disband, many of them in battleground states with the goal of rigging the election for Obama and many democrats/socialists congressmen.
The IRS also waited to approve tax exempt status for many groups until after the election. they couldn't function as they didn't want to pay taxes on donations
Obamas IRS targeted conservative groups to throw the election to Obama and democrats . It wasn't just prejudice but a plan a goal to rig the election for Obama . Obama knew as that is coming out.It lied about that and to my mind Obama planned the IRS rigging the election , who benefited from the IRS targeting tea party groups especially in battle ground states during the election? Democrats see us , middle America ,as the enemy. democrats want to enslave us middle America, average conservatives like us who see a growing government and are worried. We are Americans. All we want to do is live our lives the way we want to and because we are for a smaller government then they demonize us
Everybody’s to do list
Sharpen the pitchfork
Oil up the torches
Limber up the dogs
Boil the tar
Pluck some chickens
I agree, but he is the more hateable villan here. The other one looks like an old-maid school teacher. He’s a dipsh!t and the right man for the job of deflecting.
Sarah Hall Ingram was in charge of tax-exempt organizations under Douglas Shulman. Her successor is Joseph Grant.
Douglas Shulman, a Bush appointee, was head of the IRS and was succeeded by Steven Miller. Steven Miller promoted Ingram to head Obamacare.