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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No he didn't and his excellent performance proves that he was thoroughly prepared
    As the only person in this discussion who has been through Congressional hearings, I'll just say that you should wait, watch and learn.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

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    Problem created, actually.
    Yes, his testimony created lots of problems for the republicans
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    He willfully failed to prepare.
    the folks who were clearly unprepared were the republican questioners
    here is an example
    IRS has rigid rules about any IRS employee disclosing individual/entity information supplied to the IRS
    yet time and again the republican committee members would ask miller about specific case scenarios
    agency regulations - as he repeatedly shared with them - would not permit him to respond to those case specific questions
    and the republicans would continue to ask case specific information
    as i would hear them repeatedly make this same mistake i would wonder, who the hell elected these idiots
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    As the only person in this discussion who has been through Congressional hearings, I'll just say that you should wait, watch and learn.
    what makes you believe you are the only person on this board who has participated in congressional hearings?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    who the hell elected these idiots
    the white house's newest defense, this morning:

    Officials on Benghazi: We're the idiots - CBS News

    Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. 11, 2012, acknowledge that a range of mistakes were made the night of the attacks on the U.S. missions in Benghazi, and in messaging to Congress and the public in the aftermath.

    The officials spoke to CBS News in a series of interviews and communications under the condition of anonymity so that they could be more frank in their assessments. They do not all agree on the list of mistakes and it's important to note that they universally claim that any errors or missteps did not cost lives and reflect "incompetence rather than malice or cover up." Nonetheless, in the eight months since the attacks, this is the most sweeping and detailed discussion by key players of what might have been done differently.

    "We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots," said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. "It's actually closer to us being idiots."
    back to the irs, why can't the idiot in charge state unequivocally he did not know what was going on for 2 years at his internal revenue?

    Obama pushes back on IRS, AP, Benghazi - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

    too case specific?
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the folks who were clearly unprepared were the republican questioners
    here is an example
    IRS has rigid rules about any IRS employee disclosing individual/entity information supplied to the IRS
    yet time and again the republican committee members would ask miller about specific case scenarios
    agency regulations - as he repeatedly shared with them - would not permit him to respond to those case specific questions
    and the republicans would continue to ask case specific information
    as i would hear them repeatedly make this same mistake i would wonder, who the hell elected these idiots
    He's permitted to answer to Congress.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what makes you believe you are the only person on this board who has participated in congressional hearings?
    The quality of others' replies.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Someone said that during Eric Holder's testimony he asserted the "I don't know" answer over 50 times in the course of answering, or 'non-answering' his questions. I wonder how many times we heard that yesterday.....Seems like a pattern of deception going on here in reporting to congress doesn't there?

    I think we need a special prosecutor for the IRS, and DOJ both, and a select committee for Benghazi. Anything short of that, and soon is dereliction by Boehner.
    I agree. Until watching that S-Span video, I was giving the upper management of the IRS the benefit of doubt. Not no more.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    How hilarious is it to see someone argue that civil servants should be prepared to answer stupid questions?
    Are you defending the jerk?

    He's not just a Civil Servant. He is in a top executive position, or was. He resigned over this. He needs jail time also in my view. What he allowed to happen, I'm pretty sure goes beyond incompetence. Nobody makes it that high up in the ranks being as incompetent as he displayed himself over the ordeal.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups [W:484

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Are you defending the jerk?

    He's not just a Civil Servant. He is in a top executive position, or was. He resigned over this. He needs jail time also in my view. What he allowed to happen, I'm pretty sure goes beyond incompetence. Nobody makes it that high up in the ranks being as incompetent as he displayed himself over the ordeal.
    It's even funnier when you claim that he allowed it to happen when it happened before he got the position!!
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