IRS replaces official who revealed targeting

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 24, 2013
Associated PressBy ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Associated Press 19 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.

Lois Lerner was put on administrative leave on Thursday, said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and two congressional aides.

Without naming Lerner, new Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel emailed employees that 27-year IRS veteran Ken Corbin would become acting head of the exempt organizations division a move the Obama administration was hoping would help ease the controversy.

Grassley said Lerner rejected a request by Werfel to resign. One congressional aide said Lerner, a career civil servant, will be on paid leave. The congressional aides spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a personnel matter.

A day earlier, Lerner proclaimed her innocence of any wrongdoing to a House committee, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions.

Republicans have shown no taste for dropping their demands for more answers about the matter, which has become a major political liability for President Barack Obama. Three congressional committees are investigating the episode and the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation.

"The agency needs to move on to fix the conditions that led to the targeting debacle," Grassley said, adding about Lerner, "She shouldn't be in limbo indefinitely on the taxpayers' dime."

Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., said replacing Lerner was a "strong step" for improving the IRS but added, "This and further corrective action are vital in restoring the confidence of the American people."

Lerner oversaw the IRS unit that in early 2010 started subjecting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status to long-lasting, tough reviews, according to a report by a Treasury inspector general.

That report said Lerner learned of the activity in June 2011. Higher-ranking IRS officials say they didn't learn of the problem until nearly a year later.

Lerner revealed the wrongdoing May 10 in response to a question at a legal conference that IRS officials later conceded they planted in an attempt to get the news out before the inspector general's report was released.

Steven Miller was forced out this week as acting IRS commissioner. Joseph Grant, one of Miller's top deputies, announced last week that he will retire June 3.

All IRS offices will be closed Friday, one of five days the agency plans to be shuttered this year because of mandatory, across-the board budget cuts that are affecting most government agencies.

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Maybe Lerner set up the question to be asked so she could reveal the problem before the report came out, and get protection under the whistleblower provision? Can you blow the whistle on yourself?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#3 May 24, 2013
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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 May 24, 2013
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non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 24, 2013
Lerner revealed the wrongdoing May 10 in response to a question at a legal conference that IRS officials later conceded they planted in an attempt to get the news out before the inspector general's report was released.
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Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 25, 2013
Lerner revealed the wrongdoing May 10 in response to a question at a legal conference that IRS officials later conceded they planted in an attempt to get the news out before the inspector general's report was released.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 May 25, 2013
Nice run on sentence...proof, not so much. LMAOROTFU~!

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Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#12 May 25, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Nice run on sentence...proof, not so much. LMAOROTFU~!
787 flying ??? Oh right, not yet... according to you....Not EVER according to the other moron....
LMAOROTFU~!
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Moron,

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The Bureaucrastein Of The Left
There is a tenet of human psychology as it relates to behavior which contends that many people will see in others a weakness that they themselves posses. In some cases this behavior will be taken to extreme, and people may actually accuse others of engaging in the negative behavior in which the accuser engages. This transference has always been a staple of the Left, but it has never had a more comfortable home than it does in the current administration.
Barack Obama and others on the Left have an almost involuntary response to being held accountable for their bad behavior by accusing their political opponents of manufacturing it in order to advance a political agenda. Part of the reason they do this is to escape accountability for their actions, but the larger impetus at work is that they see every scrap of bread from the daily loaf of public service as a means to feed their own political aspirations. Because they think in these terms, they assume everyone does, and therefore their political opponents can only be questioning their bad behavior for political gain and not because it is the right thing to do. So they accuse their political opponents of manufacturing scandals for political gain because it is what they do.
Leftists have campaigned for many decades to convince the voting public that they are the "compassionate" and "fair" ones and anyone who opposes them is not. Therefore, anything they do is beyond reproach, even if it is also beyond the law. Such is the case with the many recent scandals that have been brought into the disinfecting sunlight of public scrutiny. But this sense of entitlement to deceive the public that is the Lefts bread and butter of their political and public policy discourse, goes beyond the major scandals and comprises their daily business as usual. President Obama embodies the "governing through deception" model of every other authoritarian throughout history.
This "governing through deception" pre-dates Mr. Obama's entrance onto the national political stage and is a tactic he learned as a community agitator. The successful community agitator will develop a skill for manufacturing a problem or crisis, attaching it to a producer in the community such as a wealthy individual or successful business and then fomenting hatred and outrage among the non-producers in the community against the aforementioned target. Illustrative of this point is the issue of health care. In poll after poll for the last 20 years, over eighty percent of Americans were happy with their health care. The problems that did exist were in health care insurance, not the health care delivery system. But Barack Obama, like other Democrats before him, transformed a few problems with health care insurance into a reason for a government take over of health care. He did it by fomenting hatred and derision for insurance companies, doctors and hospitals among those who were likely to abdicate the responsibility for their own health care in favor of having others provide it for them through a big government bureaucracy.
You may be asking, at this point, "What does health care have to do with Democrats blaming Republicants for trying to politicize the recent administration scandals?" It is the nature of the Leftist beast to deceive, whether the purpose is in the growing of the government monster ever bigger and more intrusive or whether the purpose is to protect the bureaucrastein they have created in their laboratory of deception and lies.


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Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 25, 2013
It is more far more proof than posting a stock pick in response.

Lerner revealed the wrongdoing May 10 in response to a question at a legal conference that IRS officials later conceded they planted in an attempt to get the news out before the inspector general's report was released.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#14 May 25, 2013
Nice run on sentence...proof, not so much. LMAOROTFU~!

787 flying ??? Oh right, not yet... according to you....Not EVER according to the other moron....

LMAOROTFU~!

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