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Friday, February 26, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1023

IRS Logo 2The Hill, Brady: IRS 'Lost Credibility' But Can Regain It:

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said he thinks the Internal Revenue Service has “lost credibility” but can regain it.

When the IRS starts to address its issues in an objective way, Brady said Thursday at an event at the Brookings Institution, there will be more bipartisan support for providing the agency with more resources for customer service.

“I'm anxious frankly for an IRS commissioner who I don’t know whose party they’re in, who runs that agency differently than what we have today,” he said. ...

Brady also expressed concern about the IRS’s implementation of ObamaCare and recent Government Accountability Office reports that found there are areas where there is a risk that audits could be driven by political considerations.

“I long for the day when the IRS was truly an independent agency, where I frankly couldn’t tell you which party the commissioner was from when they were in our office twice a year talking about their challenges on customer service,” he said. “Those days seem like a quaint memory.”

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Comments

I don't want an independent IRS, I want to be independent of it entirely. Like it doesn't exist. When are we going to construct that guillotine on the Mall?

Posted by: Teapartydoc | Feb 26, 2016 3:27:43 PM

No, the IRS can't get its credibility back.

Posted by: wodun | Feb 26, 2016 10:16:46 PM