Paul L. Caron

Friday, December 18, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 953

IRS Logo 2Lamar Smith (R-TX), It’s Time to Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen:

Today I joined fellow lawmakers in sponsoring a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.

The IRS Commissioner should have put the public interest ahead of this administration’s political agenda. What the IRS did was a threat to democracy. Americans have lost confidence in IRS Commissioner Koskinen’s ability to lead what should be one of the most non-partisan agencies in the federal government. He has sought to cover up the agency’s political harassment of conservative organizations. This is inexcusable. It is a shame that Congress has to file an impeachment resolution because this administration should have fired him over a year ago. ...

In addition to sponsoring the impeachment resolution, today I voted for a tax extenders bill that included previously-passed House measures to protect taxpayers and rein in the IRS.

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The question is, what is the payout to Koskinen? What is he getting from the Obama administration for doing this? Surely, his paycheck is not enough. There must be something more. This will be something to keep in mind after both he and Obama leave office because they payoff will come later.

Posted by: wodun | Dec 19, 2015 12:40:40 AM