Con artists are impersonating tax collectors, scaring the bejesus — and upwards of a million dollars — out of unsuspecting victims.
“They did not follow the law.”
“I just, I don’t believe it. That’s your problem. Nobody believes you.”
Asked about President Obama calling the IRS’ targeting of tea party groups a “phony scandal,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “Anytime the IRS is involved, for many people it’s a real scandal.” But Clinton also said there wasn’t evidence showing the scandal was deliberate, defending the president.
The House of Representatives voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt because she refused to cooperate with an investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups.
April 15 is Satan’s birthday.
“[T]his is just going to prompt more litigation,” one LGBT legal advocate says.
“This ruling also assures legally married same-sex couples that they can move freely throughout the country knowing that their federal filing status will not change,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says.
“Do you have any personal knowledge of the White House digging through other people’s tax returns?” “No, sir I have none,” the IRS agent said.
“A couple points of clarification.”
“I have got a bugaboo about swag.”
Event planner sought to keep “after hours party” beer and wine costs hidden for two officials suspended for accepting gifts in 2010.
Sources say a key official in charge of overseeing health reform implementation, as well as another staffer, have been put on leave for accepting more than $1,000 in free meals and other items at a 2010 conference.
“This conference is an unfortunate vestige from a prior era.”
Between 2010 and 2012, the agency spent $50 million on such conferences.
“That’s amazing,” White House Press Secretary says.
Forget the “birthers,” his Muslim background and training as a secret socialist spy. A set of more serious inquiries have hit the White House in force.
When heading the FEC’s enforcement office in the late 90’s, the beleaguered IRS official was accused of failing to investigate a Democratic fundraiser. “When it recommended not pursuing the allegations against Mr. Glicken, the FEC staff specifically cited his close ties to the Vice-President, Vice-President Gore,” Dan Burton (R-IN) said at the hearing.
Promised updates to the House Oversight Committee were apparently not provided either.
The NRCC is calling on Democratic members to give back the “tainted money.”
Ousted acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller had a pretty lousy day in front of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The New York Democrat was censured in 2010 for ethics violations including tax evasion.
Republican leaders hope to revive the tea party spirit. “Why aren’t you impeaching the president?”
Washington could use a little Olivia Pope right about now.
The head of the DOJ is all like, “idk, man.”
President Obama in a statement asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to “hold those responsible for these failures accountable.”