Dancing? We need a little 'singing' from IRS personnel

The latest IRS video won't go down well.  How can Americans watch IRS personnel dance and spend money when the country is running deficits?  I'm all for efficiency meetings but do we have to spend so much money doing it?

We need to encourage IRS staff to come out and start talking.  In fact, it may have started:

"One of the low-level employees said that the Washington office was "basically throwing us underneath the bus" for an operation they had ordered and directed. And an employee described as being more senior said that he viewed the entire project as unfair and was so worried about being blamed for it later that he actually applied for another job in the summer of 2010. "I didn't want my name in the paper for being this rogue agent for a project I had no control over," the more senior employee said."

Rep Issa should put these IRS employees in front of the committee.  Let them tell their story.  My guess is that the story about "2 rogue agents in Cincinnati" will go the same way as the "You Tube" video that apparently caused people to attack a US consulate in Benghazi.

Last, but not least, it won't help when more people hear that Stephanie Cutter, #2 at the Obama reelection campaign, attended White House meetings with the IRS director.

Miss Cutter said that the meetings were about the implementation of ObamaCare. 

I have two questions: 

What was the #2 from the Obama reelection team sitting in a White House/IRS policy meeting about the implementation of ObamaCare?  Didn't it occur to someone that having a senior campaign official and the IRS chief in the same meeting might raise a few eyebrows?

Also, did Miss Cutter know that the IRS had been targeting conservatives? 

Maybe I'm naive but putting the IRS chief & #2 campaign person in a White House "policy meeting" is a bit too close for comfort. 

Let the "singing" begin!  Maybe we will finally get to the bottom of this when low level IRS personnel start "telling" on their superiors.

 

The latest IRS video won't go down well.  How can Americans watch IRS personnel dance and spend money when the country is running deficits?  I'm all for efficiency meetings but do we have to spend so much money doing it?

We need to encourage IRS staff to come out and start talking.  In fact, it may have started:

"One of the low-level employees said that the Washington office was "basically throwing us underneath the bus" for an operation they had ordered and directed. And an employee described as being more senior said that he viewed the entire project as unfair and was so worried about being blamed for it later that he actually applied for another job in the summer of 2010. "I didn't want my name in the paper for being this rogue agent for a project I had no control over," the more senior employee said."

Rep Issa should put these IRS employees in front of the committee.  Let them tell their story.  My guess is that the story about "2 rogue agents in Cincinnati" will go the same way as the "You Tube" video that apparently caused people to attack a US consulate in Benghazi.

Last, but not least, it won't help when more people hear that Stephanie Cutter, #2 at the Obama reelection campaign, attended White House meetings with the IRS director.

Miss Cutter said that the meetings were about the implementation of ObamaCare. 

I have two questions: 

What was the #2 from the Obama reelection team sitting in a White House/IRS policy meeting about the implementation of ObamaCare?  Didn't it occur to someone that having a senior campaign official and the IRS chief in the same meeting might raise a few eyebrows?

Also, did Miss Cutter know that the IRS had been targeting conservatives? 

Maybe I'm naive but putting the IRS chief & #2 campaign person in a White House "policy meeting" is a bit too close for comfort. 

Let the "singing" begin!  Maybe we will finally get to the bottom of this when low level IRS personnel start "telling" on their superiors.

 

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