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    Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    That's one, and I don't want him to be a sacrificial lamb. Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal | Fox News

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    The guy in charge, if he knew what was going on, should be first to go. If he didn't know what was going on, he should still be the first to go for not knowing what's happening under his nose.

    Frankly, I hope lots of heads roll here. Unlike too many of our current politically motivated "scandals", this is a REAL scandal that should infuriate every single American, regardless of their political views.
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    seems appropriate. i am curious to learn if 501c4s from both sides were targeted, or only those which are anti-IRS. while i don't believe any politically motivated group should be tax exempt, the IRS must act in an unbiased, uniform manner.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    I'm glad he resigned. He should have never apologized to the tea party types. Instead he should have called for investigation of Bush-era use of the IRS against progressive groups and named names.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The guy in charge, if he knew what was going on, should be first to go. If he didn't know what was going on, he should still be the first to go for not knowing what's happening under his nose.

    Frankly, I hope lots of heads roll here. Unlike too many of our current politically motivated "scandals", this is a REAL scandal that should infuriate every single American, regardless of their political views.
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The guy in charge, if he knew what was going on, should be first to go. If he didn't know what was going on, he should still be the first to go for not knowing what's happening under his nose.

    Frankly, I hope lots of heads roll here. Unlike too many of our current politically motivated "scandals", this is a REAL scandal that should infuriate every single American, regardless of their political views.
    That's right, and I think it's significant that in multiple news reports, assessments have used the word "chilling." Because that's exactly what this is--chilling. Asking what books folks are reading? Wanting printouts of Facebook posts?

    No. No, no, no. The IRS wants YOU

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    seems appropriate. i am curious to learn if 501c4s from both sides were targeted, or only those which are anti-IRS. while i don't believe any politically motivated group should be tax exempt, the IRS must act in an unbiased, uniform manner.
    Apparently not:

    The IRS employees responsible for applying greater scrutiny to groups with "Tea Party" or "Patriots" in their names were evidently incorrigible. After their boss told them to cease and desist they did, temporarily. Then they went back to doing their own thing, which meant using inappropriate filters to select applicants for additional review. (Page 7)
    10 Things We Learned From the IRS Inspector General Report : It's All Politics : NPR

    Not sure about 'anti-IRS' though.

    Full IG report:
    http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditr...01310053fr.pdf
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I'm glad he resigned. He should have never apologized to the tea party types. Instead he should have called for investigation of Bush-era use of the IRS against progressive groups and named names.
    Care to provide examples?
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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    If obama thinks throwing this one guy under the bus is going to end this he's in for a big surprise, not to mention the fact that whoever was doing these things in the IRS needs to go to jail not be rewarded with early retirement and full benefits.

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    Re: Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    Good, though an investigation still needs to occur.
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