What difference does it make?

A couple of weeks ago:

The Internal Revenue Service has identified two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for “overly aggressive” handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, a congressional source told CNN.

Fast forward the tape to today:

The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation.

How high can that number go? We’ll see.

Just as President Obama asked Eric Holder to conduct a thorough investigation of himself, it sounds as if the IRS is relying on the “honor system” to preserve all material relevant to this investigation:

The IRS asked these employees to preserve all the “responsive documents” on their computers, and it has been in the process of collecting it all to comply with congressional requests for information. The IRS missed its May 21st deadline to turn over documents to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Another total coincidence: Former IRS Director Doug Shulman’s wife works for a liberal organization with a vested interest in making it as difficult as possible for conservative-leaning groups to obtain non-profit status.

Move along, nothing to see here! Instead, let’s dance!


21 Responses to “2 ‘Rogue, Low Level’ IRS Employees, Eh?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on June 1st, 2013 2:30 pm

    Here`s another look at 88;

    I agree with doriangrey`s assessment that a group of miscreants within an org. does not necessarily mean that the entire org. is criminal, but it says a lot about a particular org. that has had a universally un-loved reputation throughout its history, largely because unlike the rest of our legal system, this org. considers you guilty until you prove your innocence ! !

  2. Granny55 on June 1st, 2013 6:59 pm

    Spot on article!!! Passing and posting this one along! Thanks SPG!

  3. Granny55 on June 1st, 2013 7:08 pm

    And there was another article out in the blogesphere that made the point that these are union employees and for the most part support this president 1000%. I tend to think that they had no problem doing what they were doing as it was only helping *deer* leader.

    And a caller into Rush's show yesterday made an excellent point about the media narrative. They are using the term "targeting" tea party/patriot groups. When the narrative wording should be profiling. If the shoe was on the other foot the media would be using the "code words" to make it sound like we were out beheading people.

  4. SignPainterGuy on June 1st, 2013 7:17 pm


  5. swede on June 1st, 2013 7:32 pm

    "a group of miscreants within an org. does not necessarily mean that the entire org. is criminal…" — True. There is one IRS janitor in the Atlanta office who is not corrupt. Heh.
    But on a more seriouser note, as Doug alluded to – this looks way larger than the "88" whom they're trying to sacrifice on the prog alter. It's not a rouge couple, or group, or even department – It is systemic across the country, so I think saying the .org is not corrupt because not everyone in it is corrupt is a fallacy. With that level of corruption the integrity of the entire burocracy is compromised. Walks like a duck… quacks… big beak & feet…

  6. SignPainterGuy on June 1st, 2013 7:38 pm

    From 2 to 88 rogue agents in one feld swoop; MAN, that`s one rogue office in Cincinnati !! Oh, did they mean, two rogue "offices" ?

    "Rogue" apparently also means "slow" as they missed their deadline for turning over requested documents to the House Ways & Means Cmte. "Arrogant" fits too !

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 1st, 2013 7:49 pm

    Agreed, 100% !

    I think that caller meant that with "profiling" being a poison word to the left, we should use it instead of targeting, but I personally see it as precisely targeting.

    Profiling gets you down to certain groups or individuals. The groups and individuals had already been decided; it was to the point of targeting those specific ones for further scrutiny or harsh treatment !

  8. SignPainterGuy on June 1st, 2013 7:54 pm

    The Eye Are Ess has a long history of roguitude and appear drunk on their power / untouchable even. Their union has THE say on everything that goes on, down to who gets which offices and who can have a gov.-provided Blackberry; of course they feel they are authorized to treat outside, ordinary peons like duck poo ! This whole episode should remove any doubts as to their political allegiance !

  9. swede on June 1st, 2013 11:19 pm

    "drunk on their power / untouchable even"

    Eggs-actly. That's what's so bizarre about Miller's response basically saying "go f*** yourselves", Learner's bizarre appearance, and dozens of computers with possibly incriminating evidence of monumental malfeasance – and the they tell them, "Hey guys, don't delete anything that could incriminate you from your hard drives, 'K? Thanks. Mind boggling arrogance.

  10. SignPainterGuy on June 2nd, 2013 12:08 am

    "Do not delete any documents, do not plead the fifth, do not be a smart a** to congressional inquisitors, do not ….. "

    Wink, wink, nudge, nudge !

  11. Doug on June 2nd, 2013 1:21 am

    That was a good assessment.

    "Intentions" aside, an ever expanding big government will inherently be biased against those who are opposed to its existence at that size. Whether or not the employees within that system even realize it, a culture of self-perpetuation and self-preservation is inevitable, and I think that's what this is an example of. Just wait until the IRS is running Obamacare.

  12. SignPainterGuy on June 2nd, 2013 1:28 am

    There IS a perpetual motion machine after all !

  13. backwoodsconsr on June 2nd, 2013 10:28 am

    The M5 computer exists, and it is the IRS.

  14. Granny55 on June 2nd, 2013 10:44 am

    O/T – WTH is going on with Yahoo??? They are posting articles from Brietbart, Gateway Instapundit, etc!!!

  15. SignPainterGuy on June 2nd, 2013 12:40 pm

    Are they treating the articles fairly ?

  16. Granny55 on June 2nd, 2013 3:52 pm

    They are RSS feeding directly from the sites!!! Go look what is on there right now!!!

  17. SignPainterGuy on June 2nd, 2013 4:01 pm

    Got a link ? ?

    There now. The two Brietbart stories are ones that "could" be used to show us right wingers as nuts.

  18. Granny55 on June 2nd, 2013 4:17 pm

    They are also feeding from Daily Caller too.

  19. Granny55 on June 2nd, 2013 4:20 pm

    My oh my – what an evil web they have woven….

  20. SignPainterGuy on June 3rd, 2013 1:20 pm

    O/T, but important to us 2nd Amendment supporters; Obama won`t bother signing the UN Gun Treaty because his own peeps in the senate who support gun control and control the senate told him it`s DOA ! Heh !

  21. find it on August 15th, 2017 5:44 pm

    SPG as always :)

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