How to get ahead in the IRS bureaucracy
Do what your told and keep your head down.
President Obama may have promised "to hold the responsible parties accountable" for the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative non-profit groups, but one of the agents at the center of the scandal was recently promoted, an IRS source tells The Washington Examiner.
Through 2012, then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits. For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the events, and the names and credentials of all organizers. Seok also demanded the names of all speakers and the contents of the speeches they made.
According to WXIX-TV/Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Seok is no longer an exempt organization specialist. He has since been promoted to "supervisor IRS agent."
Contacted for comment on when and why Seok was promoted, the Cincinnati IRS office had no comment and referred all inquiries to the Washington office. The Washington office, when contacted, also refused comment on Seok's promotion, citing the Privacy Act of 1974.
It appears some of the "rogue agents" in the Cincinnati office are being rewarded for targeting conservatives, not punished.
Holy Mother. Now this joker is in a position to go after individual taxpayers? Can you imagine an audit with this fellow?
"Please produce all receipts for every drug you purchased over the last 5 years, as well as receipts for your children's allowances, dog grooming, and kitty nail care."
Meanwhile, it makes perfect sense that a bureaucratic culture that rewards those who intimidate and harasss would promote this schmuck.
My guess is that he is in the fast track to a top management position.