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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the treasury secretary requested the acting commissioner's resignation
    and then accepted it

    appears it was both

    the administration requested the resignation

    the acting commissioner stepped down

    now, what do you find to be the distinction between the two?
    The difference is the message you want the public to hear. There is a distinct difference between allowing someone to resign and firing them outright.

    As a side note, the first you generally get to keep certain benefits, the second not so much.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I've noticed the headlines have changed from "IRS Commisioner steps down" to "Obama fires IRS Commisioner". Watching a changing of the message first hand.
    Won't work; Fox News published the written request from Lew for his resignation yesterday. It was, I think, two sentences long. Maybe three. Pro forma in the extreme.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The difference is the message you want the public to hear. There is a distinct difference between allowing someone to resign and firing them outright.

    As a side note, the first you generally get to keep certain benefits, the second not so much.
    so, does he get to retire?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Won't work; Fox News published the written request from Lew for his resignation yesterday. It was, I think, two sentences long. Maybe three. Pro forma in the extreme.
    Won't work on folks like us, who read. Those who just read the headlines, this is how it's done.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Won't work on folks like us, who read. Those who just read the headlines, this is how it's done.
    what did reading beyond the headlines tell you that you did not already know?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    so, does he get to retire?
    Don't know, but this way he gets his full severence package and keeps retirement benefits.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    He'd only been on the job since last November, so I'm hopeful this will all work out right.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what did reading beyond the headlines tell you that you did not already know?
    Well, where the headline says Obama fired him, reading the text would reveal the truth, that he resigned.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    That sword offers full retirement and benefits. It's a really nice sword that isn't there. Hardly a sacrificial lamb. More like a celebratory gloat.
    Good morning, humbolt.

    Miller was appointed IRS Commissioner by BHO in November 2012, after the previous Commissioner, who was appointed by Bush, left. According to what I have read, it appears that the targeting of certain groups was not a secret within the IRS, but it was never mentioned to Congress during hearings. It took complaining by those groups targeted to bring this mess into public awareness!

    Now Miller is "resigning," even though he was going to retire in a few weeks anyway, with all benefits? How convenient.

    Perhaps if BHO had not targeted Republicans many times as the "enemy," just because they didn't agree with him, this never would have occurred. Too many people apparently took that message to heart! :

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, where the headline says Obama fired him, reading the text would reveal the truth, that he resigned.
    Exactly. I read the Fox News article on the resignation yesterday and clicked on the link that took me straight to the scanned letter of request by Lew.

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