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Well now, I wonder how this will get twisted?

Posted by on May. 16, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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'Angry' Obama announces IRS leader's ouster after conservatives targeted.

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to hold accountable those at the Internal Revenue Service involved in the targeting of conservative groups applying for federal tax-exempt status, beginning with the resignation of the agency's acting commissioner who was aware of the practice.

In a brief statement delivered to reporters in the East Room of the White House, the president announced that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had requested -- and accepted -- the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller.

The president said the "misconduct" detailed in the IRS Inspector General's report released Tuesday over the singling out of conservative groups is "inexcusable."

"Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I'm angry about it," Obama said.

"It should not matter what political stripe you're from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity."

Miller was made aware of the agency's targeting of conservative groups in May 2012, according to the IRS, while serving as deputy IRS commissioner. He did not tell Congress about it when he testified before an oversight committee in July despite being questioned on the issue. Miller was named acting IRS commissioner in November.

Obama pledged to work "hand in hand" with Congress as it investigates, and he vowed new safeguards will be put in place at the IRS so that "this doesn't happen again."

In an internal message to IRS employees obtained by CNN, Miller said he would be stepping down as commissioner in early June.

"This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency," Miller wrote.

"I believe the Service will benefit from having a new Acting Commissioner in place during this challenging period."

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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Good for starters. But we need to remove EVERYONE who is culpable.

We should not paying salaries for anyone violating people's Constitutional rights of equal standing under the law.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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 Exactly, and we can rest assured this goes straight to the top.


Quoting SallyMJ:

Good for starters. But we need to remove EVERYONE who is culpable.

We should not paying salaries for anyone violating people's Constitutional rights of equal standing under the law.


 

AHmom103
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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 I'm sure the biggest reason he's "angry" about it is because they got caught.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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WEEEEEEEEEEE

He fired a guy that was already set to resign.

Look over there--------------->

<-----------------------------------No over there.

No over there----------------------->

ambertreas76
by on May. 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Angry?  Hmmm...  Covering his scandalous acts? Oh yes.  It's all mirrors, smokescreens and lies with this admnistration.  At this point I'd rather Drunky Joe take the seat for the remainder.  

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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Don't fall for the nonsense - his term was up in june and he had already sent a letter that he was resigning, Obama basically followed the guy out the door,  and fired him in the parking lot.

Quoting SallyMJ:

Good for starters. But we need to remove EVERYONE who is culpable.

We should not paying salaries for anyone violating people's Constitutional rights of equal standing under the law.


 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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OP - explain the Un-twisted version - what is your opinion of this?

Quoting Trollslayer:

'Angry' Obama announces IRS leader's ouster after conservatives targeted.

 

 

 

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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What about all the medical records the IRS stole?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/05/15/the-irs-raids-60-million-personal-medical-records/
JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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"Obama pledged to work "hand in hand" with Congress as it investigates, and he vowed new safeguards will be put in place at the IRS so that "this doesn't happen again."


The White House, nor should the Justice Department be involved in the investigation of an arm of the Executive Branch.

There should be an independent committee with subpoena powers. The treasury department does not have that power either.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Nothing to see there.

Of course the Unaffordable Care Act hired close to 20,000 new IRS agents as the enforcement arm of Obamacare, so that is probably not going to be a problem.

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

What about all the medical records the IRS stole?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/05/15/the-irs-raids-60-million-personal-medical-records/


 

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