Reuters says Obama’s nominee to head the IRS has “little tax experience”

Reuters reports:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate panel hearing on President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service was set to resume Wednesday after it was abruptly halted on Tuesday at a Republican senator’s request, committee aides said.

John Koskinen, a 74-year-old lawyer with little tax experience chosen by Obama to take over the beleaguered IRS, traveled up to Capitol Hill to face the Senate Finance Committee, but the session did not last long.

Well hey – it’s just the IRS. Why should the person who heads it have significant tax experience? What does the IRS have to do with taxes anyway? Why should its leader need to know anything about taxes?

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December 11, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics.

One Comment

  1. drketedc replied:

    Taxes are hard! You can’t expect an Obama appointee to understand their post(!) It’s all about the politics.

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