Paul L. Caron
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1300:  The IRS Scandal And The DOJ's Ban On U.S. Citizens Only Hiring Practices

IRS Logo 2Patriot Post, DOJ Levies Fines for Respecting Rule of Law:

While Lois Lerner and her acolytes at the Internal Revenue Service got away with unlawfully blocking the tax-free applications of conservative groups — which the agency is still doing, by the way — Obama’s Justice Department is busy punishing those who actually take Rule of Law seriously.

The latest example comes from Colorado, where the Denver Sheriff Department was handed 
"a $10,000 fine after it required applications for deputy sheriff jobs to be U.S. citizens when hiring from the beginning of 2015 through March 2016," the Washington Examiner says. ...

Heritage Foundation fellow Hans von Spakovsky outlines the reasons the statue likely isn’t applicable in this case. Also, don’t miss the irony here. The IRS, to name just one example, spent years circumventing the law in order to subjugate Tea Party groups. But when it comes to the DOJ, its behavior is hardly different; the agency is selectively enforcing rules based entirely on whether it benefits the Left. Spakovsky writes, “Given the importance of the job done by law enforcement officers throughout all levels of government to protect the public from those who would harm them … requiring citizenship seems like a basic, commonsense qualification.”

“The federal government certainly thinks so,” he adds, “because it does not apply this statute to itself. If you want to be a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which often works closely with local law enforcement, including sheriff’s departments like Denver’s, the FBI website specifically says that you ‘must be a United States citizen.’ The same is true of the U.S. Secret Service, which routinely discriminates against noncitizens in a manner that no doubt horrifies the DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices.” You know what else requires U.S. citizenship? Yep — the DOJ.

Federal agencies are hardly immune to corruption. They never have been. But when the Justice Department bends the rules — for example, by refusing to prosecute IRS bureaucrats and enforcing rules from which it exempts itself only so far as the outcome comports with an agenda — the administration can hardly be considered “the most transparent in history.” It’s a slow track to tyranny.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/11/the-irs-scandal-day-1300the-irs-scandal-and-the-dojs-ban-on-us-citizens-only-hiring-practices.html

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Comments

The IRS currently employs many non-US citizens and those who, although US citizens speak a forgien language (mainly Asian) in meetings and openly in the workplace amongst employees and contractors who do not speak the language. While I understand there must be freedom of speech - that speech should be understood by everyone especially in a US government facility. In addition, forgien owned companies are awarded contracts where the work takes place overseas with US citizens confidential information - in particular PTIN's which the company involved (non-US) claims they own the information and are therefore entitled to store it overseas. Congress needs to clean house at the IRS.

Posted by: Dsocpa | Nov 30, 2016 5:57:53 AM