Paul L. Caron

Friday, July 26, 2013

The IRS Scandal, Day 78

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Anyone who has worked for the IRS knows have "chief counsel's" office works on these type of projects. What is amazing to me is why it has taken so long to figure out what is going on. Washington was involved and anyone with a brain that has worked at the IRS knows that and knows who worked on the project. Everything is run up the ladder to Washington even small projects....local counsel never makes a is made in DC and by as many attorneys as possible because no one wants to be responsible ....the more the better.

Posted by: Sid | Jul 26, 2013 1:41:17 PM

It occurs to me that those who have not had the opportunity to work at IRS do not realize that inside the machine, "chief counsel" is shorthand for "any or all of the 1,600 people who work in the chief counsel organization, from the newly-hired tax law specialist to the top guy and his assistants, four or five management layers up."

Perhaps the same language problem involves "the White House," which can mean anyone from the President and his assistants down to the unpaid summer interns, like my son who served in the photo office one summer, and has a photo of himself standing next to President Bush to prove it.

Posted by: Bob | Jul 26, 2013 9:02:09 AM

Thank you for this, and for all your hard work staying on top of the IRS story. I bookmark a lot of stuff, but you must need a second computer to keep track of the IRS bookmarks! Bless you. Deborah

Posted by: Deborah | Jul 26, 2013 8:21:30 AM

I wouldn't underestimate the amount of IRS resources being devoted to this project.

Posted by: HTA | Jul 26, 2013 6:44:43 AM