Obama’s new nominee to head the IRS has already proven that he is incompetent for the job

NPR reports:

His agency under relentless fire, the new head of the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged to Congress on Monday that American taxpayers no longer trust the IRS amid a growing number of scandals — from the targeting of conservative political groups to lavish spending on employee conferences.

But Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel declared he was “committed to restoring that trust.” He said he has installed new leadership at the agency and is conducting a thorough review of what went wrong and how to fix it.

Werfel’s comment that taxpayers “no longer” trust the IRS is bogus. The truth is that taxpayers never trusted the IRS in the first place.

The article continues:

Werfel went to Capitol Hill to ask for a big budget increase.

“I’m prepared to defend the increase that we’re asking for,” he said.

Werfel’s asking Congress for more money for the IRS is absurd. The problem with the IRS is not lack of money. The problem is lack of morals – which is something that money cannot buy.

The article also reports on a conferences that the IRS had:

Some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about “leadership through art,” the committee said.

Considering how the IRS wasted all that money on luxury hotel rooms and worthless speeches, Werfel really has some nerve asking Congress for more money.

By proposing to reward wasteful spending with a budget increase, Werfel has already proven that he is incompetent to head the IRS.

The fact that Obama would nominate such an incompetent person does not surprise me one bit.


June 4, 2013. Tags: , , , . Barack Obama, Politics.

One Comment

  1. Henry Hnyellar replied:

    Just another day in DC. More money is always the answer.

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