Posted by Larry Doyle on May 28th, 2013 8:56 AM |
Have you ever read a passage or a line from a speech and thought, “He didn’t actually say that, did he?”
I had just that experience this morning in reading a delivery made by Douglas Shulman. Who is Mr. Shulman? The former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service during the time when the targeting of selected conservative groups was launched. For those who care about truth, transparency, and integrity I can only hope that we learn all the details of that activity.
What about Shulman himself, though, and his past? Where did he work prior to joining the IRS?
Under the heading of “you just can’t make this stuff up,” Shulman was vice-chairman of Wall Street’s favorite self-regulatory organization FINRA prior to being appointed chairman of the IRS by President Bush in early 2008. Oh boy!! (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on May 17th, 2013 11:20 AM |
Is there any doubt that the IRS engaged in an abuse of power in the manner in which it handled the applications of selected groups for tax-exempt status?
In Congressional testimony this morning, the outgoing acting commissioner Steven Miller has done his best to parry — some would say stonewall — Republican committee members. The simple fact is America learned what it needed to from this hearing in the opening testimony provided by the Inspector General J. Russell George.
Let’s watch, listen, and learn: (more…)