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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Thu May 16, 2013, 05:37 PM May 2013

IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.

Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS' Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.

Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=19197239

Obama really needs to fix this. I don't know who is advising him but he needs more help.

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IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office (Original Post) dkf May 2013 OP
Do we know for sure Politicalboi May 2013 #1
The IG's report flagged the inappropriate behavior. That's a done deal. dkf May 2013 #3
What exactly does Obama need help with and what does he need to fix? Cali_Democrat May 2013 #2
Maybe dkf Needs To Fly To DC And Pick Out A Power Tie & New Suit HangOnKids May 2013 #4
He needs to be able to see the quicksand he is about to step into and take preemptive measures. dkf May 2013 #6
And what evidence do you have that she did anything wrong? Cali_Democrat May 2013 #7
There is more evidence against her than her successor who is leaving. dkf May 2013 #9
Evidence she broke the law? Cali_Democrat May 2013 #10
You do realize the FBI is looking into this right? dkf May 2013 #12
LOL Cali_Democrat May 2013 #13
There's nothing to fix mwrguy May 2013 #5
How about that Benghazi business? Kingofalldems May 2013 #8
The lame thing about Benghazi is that neither party wants to examine the real problems... dkf May 2013 #11
So 'no' on treason? Rex May 2013 #14
Throwing "treason" around is stupid. dkf May 2013 #15
Sure, right, did you think the same about Iran Contra? Rex May 2013 #16
I was too young back then. dkf May 2013 #18
Oh I C. Rex May 2013 #21
The old 'both parties do it' response eh? Kingofalldems May 2013 #17
Yes I'm pissed that people who are anti war are completely silent. dkf May 2013 #19
Yep. kentuck May 2013 #20
So wait. The two people who were actually in charge when this happened magellan May 2013 #22
 

Politicalboi

(15,189 posts)
1. Do we know for sure
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:00 PM
May 2013

They were being targeted unfairly? Are these people the ones who did the targeting, or were they just finishing up reports? Was there a flood of new Teabagger groups that caused it to only "look" like they were targeted unfairly. Did the GOP start this just to rid themselves of Teabagger organizations? Is Karl Rove involved in ANY way?

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
3. The IG's report flagged the inappropriate behavior. That's a done deal.
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:07 PM
May 2013

But boy could there be a worse person to help implement what is supposed to be Obama's signature accomplishment? The mandate drives the entire process, at least in theory.

 

HangOnKids

(4,291 posts)
4. Maybe dkf Needs To Fly To DC And Pick Out A Power Tie & New Suit
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:15 PM
May 2013

Sounds like a wardrobe concern. Indeed.

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
6. He needs to be able to see the quicksand he is about to step into and take preemptive measures.
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:28 PM
May 2013

This woman should have been asked to hand in her resignation as it was under her watch that this happened. The poor schmuck that resigned is just taking the fall. But to have her in charge of the IRS ACA section after she's been in charge during an inappropriately politicized situation? Well it seems crazy to me but maybe he wants to drive the right out of their minds.

 

Cali_Democrat

(30,439 posts)
7. And what evidence do you have that she did anything wrong?
Thu May 16, 2013, 06:37 PM
May 2013

Say you're a manager at McDonalds and an employee is caught stealing from the register. Should the manager be automatically fired because it happened under his/her watch? That's silly. Also, in the case of the IRS faux issue, no laws were broken.

I fail to see why this is an issue. It's only an issue because she happens to be involved with enforcement of healthcare reform. The GOP has tried to repeal the healthcare law 37 times...they are obsessed with this law they know will never go away.

Let the Republicans pound sand...it's what they do best.

Fuck 'em.

Kingofalldems

(38,270 posts)
8. How about that Benghazi business?
Thu May 16, 2013, 07:05 PM
May 2013

With the repubs caught in huge lies about the President and SS. Looks like treason to me, what do you think?

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
11. The lame thing about Benghazi is that neither party wants to examine the real problems...
Thu May 16, 2013, 07:24 PM
May 2013

The Republicans are interested in more involvement in these types of situations, so there is no drive to show how Benghazi was blowback which is the real scandal.

Its too bad that Democrats aren't providing the insight that could prevent our getting involved in Syria. Both parties are complicit.

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
15. Throwing "treason" around is stupid.
Thu May 16, 2013, 09:19 PM
May 2013

No one involved wants this country destroyed. That's just over the top inflammatory language.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
16. Sure, right, did you think the same about Iran Contra?
Thu May 16, 2013, 09:21 PM
May 2013

Who said they want the country destroyed? Inflammatory language indeed.

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
19. Yes I'm pissed that people who are anti war are completely silent.
Thu May 16, 2013, 09:30 PM
May 2013

Their only concern is being a party loyalists. I shake my head.

magellan

(13,257 posts)
22. So wait. The two people who were actually in charge when this happened
Thu May 16, 2013, 09:32 PM
May 2013

...get off scot-free, while their successors have been forced out?? This is silly to the extreme.

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