IRS Official Lois Lerner Sits at Home and Still Gets Paid [OP-ED]
Lois Lerner, head of the IRS tax-exempt division, was asked to resign and refused. Was she fired? No, she was placed on administrative leave with pay.
In other words, that's the same as saying, "We don't want you working here at the IRS right now, so go home and we'll keep paying you anyway." That's with your tax dollars by the way.
Lerner was the first to go public and tell that the IRS was singling out conservative groups including the Tea Party and Christian groups who were applying for tax exempt status. At a Wednesday congressional hearing she said, “I have not done anything wrong,” She then invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer any questions.
Watch Lois Lerner Take The Fifth Amendment.
Why is it that everyone questioned so far in this IRS scandal won't to talk, can't remember anything or just give an idiotic answer, like Steven Miller did?
During another hearing, when Steve Miller was asked, "Who is responsible," he said, "I don't remember that name sir."
The next question was, "What do you mean you don't have the name, did you ask anybody, who did you ask?" Miller answered, "The senior technical advisor, Nancy Marks."
Miller was then asked, "What did Nancy tell you, who's responsible?", to which he responded, "That I don't remember to be honest with you."
Watch the Steven Miller Questioning video.
Are you beginning to see what I mean now? This is the guy who sent senior technical advisor Nancy Marks and Holly Paz, acting director of ruling and agreements, to Cincinnati to investigate allegations of this scandal. But now Miller can't remember the name of who is responsible? Come on!
And then we have former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman refusing to apologize for targeting Conservatives, but he did say, "I'm sorry it happened on my watch."
Watch questioning of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.
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