IRS not answering Senate Finance Committee questions

The IRS thinks it’s OK to ask conservative and libertarian groups hundreds of questions, yet they ignore Senate Finance Committee questions posed concerning how the department put into place policies targeting groups including local TEA Party organizations.

Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sent a letter to the IRS on May 20 requesting answers be provided no later than today. Certainly, many of the 41 questions posed to IRS’ acting commissioner Steven Miller are difficult questions to answer, and my guess is the IRS did its best to avoid a paper trail concerning the “target-the-501(c)-conservative” application policy. But why completely ignore the letter and provide no response at all?

They are closing their eyes and hoping this all goes away with the summer sun. From Big Government.

In a joint statement to Breitbart News, Baucus and Hatch said: “It’s disappointing that the IRS failed to produce any of the documents requested by the Committee. “This is an agency that revolves around making the American taxpayer meet hard deadlines each and every year when they file their taxes, oftentimes penalizing those that are late.

“The IRS needs to do much better.”

To correct the senators, the IRS need not do better, they must go away. I’m fine with completely doing away with the stupid federal organization who – quite honestly – feeds off the fear of individuals and small business owners.

Flat Tax or Fair Tax please.

I’ve been writing infrequently for the past couple of months as I needed to re-prioritize a bit and work on my income stream … if you know what I mean. That said, I’ve been itching to write about all of these issues, many of which would be perfect for my Symptom of the Disease series. What say you?

Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lynn on May 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good luck with your income stream, I’m sure you will attain your goals. I was wondering why you weren’t writing, but now that I know you will be back, all is well. Personally, I can’t wait for the next episode of “Symptom of the Disease”.

  2. stinkfoot on June 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    The IRS is obviously operating outside legal boundaries- assuming that the constitution is actually still in play; the agency needs to be dissolved and its decision makers subjected to exhaustive investigations and criminal prosecutions.

  3. Dimsdale on June 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

    The Irresponsible Repression Service.
    What we need is a real AG and an independent investigation.? Makes you wonder about the stuff we still don’t know about….


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