Paul L. Caron
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 640

IRS Logo 2Wall Street Journal editorial, End of the IRS Investigation?:

Republicans are rightly furious about the IRS targeting of conservative political groups—and the agency’s lack of cooperation in finding out what happened. They’ve even cut the IRS budget to get the agency’s attention. So it was odd to learn that the new head of the House Oversight Committee thinks these government employees deserve a pay raise. ...

Meanwhile, we’ve learned that key staff in the targeting probe have left the Oversight committee. Does this mean there’s a kinder, gentler new Congressional overseer for the IRS?

Mr. Chaffetz tells us he is “absolutely not” letting up on the targeting inquiry and that the IRS scandal is still “top of the list, number one.” He says he recently met with the IRS inspector general and was “stunned at what I heard.” The Oversight Chairman said that we’ll have to wait for an upcoming hearing to learn about new revelations that he said made his “jaw hit the ground.”

We’re delighted to hear it. But talk of raises should wait until the IRS provides a full accounting of who ordered the harassment of President Obama ’s critics.

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Comments

Thus far...the new GOP congress has been a huge disappointment.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Feb 8, 2015 10:57:16 AM

Only if you actually believed the right-wing hype.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Feb 11, 2015 6:33:03 AM