Unreal:IRS Official Who Oversaw Targeting Scandal Now In Charge of Obamacare Division
Reality is sometimes crazier than fiction. My initial reaction? You must be joking (via ABC News):
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation. Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRSí Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today. Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
The woman who is arguably the individual most directly responsible for the operation of the IRS targeting scandal has been promoted to run Obamacare enforcement. Let that sink in. Obamacare's core individual mandate, which the Supreme Court upheld as a tax in 2012, goes into effect next year, and our trustworthy, apolitical pals at the Internal Revenue Service are in charge of policing it. I'm sure being infected by toxic IRS taint will make Obamacare even more popular than it already is.
UPDATE - By the way, ABC News also confirmed that the "fired" IRS acting commissioner was on his way out anyway. The second head to roll, Joseph Grant, was just promoted eight days ago to the position that he's now vacating. Eight days ago, he was elevated to replace...you guessed it, Sarah Hall Ingram. Kudos all around, guys.....snip~
Unreal: IRS Official Who Oversaw Targeting Scandal Now In Charge of Obamacare Division - Guy Benson
While Obama shows us one hand.....the other, is the One we need to worry about. Now what do you think about this woman being involved with Obamacare? Which by the Way the House voted again to Repeal Obamacare today. Only 2 Demos didn't stand with the rest. The Demos were laughing. Despite having some Narrowed Specifically tailored repeals pass. Guess they were laughing to much to notice that part.
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The Woman Behind the IRS/ObamaCare Nightmare.....
ABC News is reporting that the woman who was the head of the tax-exempt organizations division of the IRS during the time conservative groups were targeted is now director of the IRS' ObamaCare office.
Well, she was appointed as Commissioner of the Tax-Exempt and Government Entitles Division of the IRS in 2009. Before that, she was the deputy commissioner, and before that, she was Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel for that division. She began her career with the IRS in 1982, in the Tax Litigation Division. She is a 1979 graduate of Yale and a 1982 graduate of Georgetown Law -- which means that (1) she was obviously aware of just how unconstitutional and wrongful the targeting scheme was and (2) she has never worked for anyone, anywhere, except for the IRS.
Ironically, Ingram has touted the importance of "transparency" to the proper governance of non-profits. Her remarks suggest that she sees the IRS in a strong, activist role promoting what the IRS considers to be "good governance" of non-profits.
It's interesting -- and potentially significant -- that she was put in charge of the ObamaCare IRS office. Did someone in the administration know she could be trusted to play political hardball? Was the post a reward for her service at the IRS? Whose idea was this nomination? How far up the chain was it approved?
Certainly, someone (again, whom?) liked the work she did between 2009 and 2012 at the IRS; Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner reports that she was richly rewarded:
Ingram received a $7,000 bonus in 2009, according to data obtained by The Washington Examiner from the IRS, then a $34,440 bonus in 2010, $35,400 in 2011 and $26,550 last year for a total of $103,390. Her annual salary went from $172,500 to $177,000 during the same period.
The 2010, 2011 and 2012 bonuses were awarded during the period when IRS harrassment of the conservative groups was most intense. The newspaper obtained the data via a Freedom of Information Act request.....snip~
The Woman Behind the IRS/ObamaCare Nightmare - Carol Platt Liebau
Someone higher up had to give her this promotion. Plus I don't think any can say she didn't know what she was doing.