Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Werfel’

The IRS Scandal CONTINUED!!!

May 29, 2013

In my previous post I gave some links about the IRS Scandal of TARGETING Conservatives.  The supposed defense of the TARGETING, that has been propagated by the Obama Administration, is that it was only a few lower-level employees of the Cincinnati Office that did ALL of the targeting, and that NO ONE ELSE KNEW IT WAS HAPPENING…


It has already been shown that the Inspector General had notified the top Lawyer for the Treasury Department, as well as AT LEAST one other HIGH_LEVEL official at the Treasury Department (Washington Post), that he was doing the investigation. 

J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s top tax watchdog, said Friday he had informed top Treasury officials starting last spring about problems related to the special attention the agency was paying some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. George said he shared the information with the Treasury’s general counsel in June and with Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin “shortly thereafter.”

Anyone want to wager that he did or did not tell that Lawyer what he was finding??  It has been shown that AFTER being told of the investigation, that Christopher J. Meade, Treasury General Counsel met with White House Chief Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler AT LEAST three times.

Christopher J. Meade, Treasury Chief Counsel, met with Ruemmler on September 27th, December 11th, and December 13th, 2012, according to White House Visitor Records requests. The two had never met one-on-one prior to these meetings.” – Daily Caller

The two had never met, but NOW THEY WERE WORKING ON SOMETHING TOGETHER, that required AT LEAST three face to face meetings.  How many phone calls??  E-mails??  Any other correspondence??

And today I read this:

Lawmakers zero in on IRS meetings at White House” – Washington Examiner

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman visited the White House 118 times between 2010 and 2011.”

118 TIMES!!??  That is more than once per week!!!  For TWO YEARS!!!

Just to put this number in perspective:

The frequent trips to the White House under Obama far outnumbered the times other administrations felt the need to meet with the IRS, according to Mark Everson, who led the IRS under former President George W. Bush. Everson said he remembers making only one trip to the White House between 2003 and 2007.

In the previous FOUR YEARS, the previous Commissioner visited the White House ONE TIME!!!

Who is STILL TRYING to say that the White House knew nothing about the TARGETING??  Are you kidding me??

The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service met with people IN THE WHITE HOUSE more than once per week for two years, at the same time that the IRS was TARGETING conservative groups!!!

And just as a reminder:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends Handling of IRS Scandal” – ABC News

Who is Jack Lew you ask?

On January 10, 2013, President Obama nominated Lew for the position of Secretary of the Treasury.” – Wikipedia

So, this is the guy that replaced Timmy “I’m worse than Apple because I just don’t pay the taxes that I owe” Geithner.  But wait…January 2013 is after all this happened.  What did Jack Lew do before this??

“…before Lew became secretary of the treasury he was President Obama’s chief of staff at the White House…”

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that Mr. Lew “first heard about this targeting” this year??  I mean, he was Obama’s CHIEF OF STAFF!!!  He makes sure he KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

And for anyone that believes that Timmy Geithner did not have a hand in this:

Lew said he has directed incoming Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel (Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service), who begins Wednesday, to “carry out a thorough review,” including “making sure that those who acted inappropriately are held accountable for their actions,” as well as “examining and correcting any failures in the system that allowed this behavior to happen”.

Werfel will report back to him within 30 days so he can report back to the president “to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again,” Lew said.

See that?  The Secretary of the Treasury DIRECTED the Commissioner of the IRS what to do.

This is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING and anyone that is honest can look at history and see that this situation will not get better for the citizens of the United States unless we take power away from the bureaucrats.