Skip to comments.Cincinnati IRS employees 'surprised' at furor (it all comes from the top)
Posted on 05/18/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
More utter cluelessness from IRS employees, plus, as a bonus, some "Good German" excuses for why the targeting of conservative groups happened.
And not one of them raised an alarm? Not one of them even
As could be expected, the folks in the determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don't necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume they're engaged in partisan villainy.
"We're not political,'' said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. "We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That's why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don't have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive [emphasis added]."
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I’m not surprised at der fuehrer.
"And not one of them raised an alarm? Not one of them even considered the idea that, "hey, this looks bad even though we're blameless"?"
What, and lose their jobs? If the boss says it's OK, one is supposed to just shut up and go with it. /s
Lose their job, get a bad reference letter, and then get audited by their former employer.
...but ve vere just following zee orders ve vere given...now, papuhs...let me see your papuhs pleez....
They're called embeds.
And most insidiously ... the embeds don't even know why they're there.
Just doin' m'job, Cap'n.
The WP posted this in their “Style” section?
The Nuremburg defense, just following orders.
I was just following orders. I'm low-level. No need to bite the hand that feeds me. Etc., etc.
Aid, comfort, paychecks, bonuses, pensions, perks to domestic enemies and their enablers/wannabees/underlings/second-handers/see-hear-speak no evil weaklings never defined or envisioned by the founders.
NOW is their opportunity to come clean.
Anyone that would actually work for the IRS isn’t worth a flippin’ camel crap to start with. Just look at the commissioner yesterday if you need proof. Congress needs to indite that clown...talk about arrogance.
Thx for that, Maggie.
For a guy who is all knowing what’s best for the rest of the unwashed world, Obama is stunningly ignorant of what goes on around him by his own lieutenants. So, he’s either a first class liar or a total fraud, or both.
I’ll be IRS employees even maintain their own “Judenraete” councils. How else could you personally justify working for the most monstrous organization in the US? How would you like to go to work every day having your “company” and your role vilified and hated by every American? People who take jobs at the IRS are the lowest level pond scum possible.
Hmmm, they really do need to do some research on the “we were just following orders” excuse.
Why is it that everyone’s in-print faux-German accent reminds me irresistibly of Zsa Zsa Gabor?
In his bunker Hitler wondered why the Russians were so pissed off...
Next time this creep is questioned I hope the questions include "what kind of salary were you making" and "What do you expect your pension to be?" Then that pension needs to be taken away. After all he has confessed his incompetence.