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Monday, February 22, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1019

IRS Logo 2The Blaze, ‘Strong Legal Limits on the IRS’: Spending Bill Takes Aim at Targeting Scandal:

After a two-year investigation, there has been little accountability in the wake of the Internal Revenue Service scandal in which many conservative groups were targeted by the taxing agency. ...

“The IRS has failed the American people by targeting individuals and organizations based on their political beliefs,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in a statement. “That is unacceptable. The House has succeeded in putting strong legal limits on the IRS so that our government is accountable to the people.” ...

The bill will prohibit the IRS from suppressing participation in nonprofit 501(c)4 organizations. Provisions in the spending bill further prohibit money for the IRS from targeting individuals exercising their First Amendment rights to political speech.

It further prohibits money for bonuses or hiring former employees without considering that person’s employee conduct or federal tax compliance, and requires extensive reporting on IRS spending and official time.

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Comments

I think the horse ran out of that barn. Too little too late. Think Obama cares about what the House does at this point? He's already shut down the '12 Tea Party opposition, that election was four years ago. Leave it to the stupid, stupid GOP to come up with 'solutions' four years after the harm. They are simply the Party of Stupid. And why hasn't the head of IRS who looks like Mr. Magoo been impeached? Are they waiting until the Democrats have the House until they make their move? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Feb 22, 2016 10:47:04 AM

I'm not convinced Congress has gone far enough. If the IRS is like the DHS, the Obama Administration has hired many immigration activist lawyers in full-time permanent civil service positions. These lawyers will be determining which cases to prosecute for years upon years.

Posted by: Bittman | Feb 22, 2016 1:03:54 PM

If the GOP really cared there would be heads on pikes that the flesh has already rotted off of. Now I want their heads on pikes. Make America Great Again.

Posted by: Teapartydoc | Feb 22, 2016 5:29:57 PM