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May 16, 2013 - 12:49 pm

President Obama has picked a White House budget official to serve as the new acting commission of the Internal Revenue Service.

Daniel Werfel currently serves as controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Werfel has also served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

“Throughout his career working in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Danny has proven an effective leader who serves with professionalism, integrity and skill,” Obama said in a statement. “The American people deserve to have the utmost confidence and trust in their government, and as we work to get to the bottom of what happened and restore confidence in the IRS, Danny has the experience and management ability necessary to lead the agency at this important time.”

Werfel, 42, has served in other roles at OMB including as deputy controller, chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch, budget examiner in the Education Branch, and policy analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

The new acting commissioner takes over on May 22. Obama has yet to nominate a permanent replacement for Commissioner Doug Shulman, who left the job in November.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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"White House Budget Controller"

That has got to be one of the best examples of cognitive dissonance I have seen in a while.

And I agree with ARTGHOST, if he's worked for Obama, he's corrupt and a liar until proven otherwise. The stench does not wash off. In fact, if it wasn't for Article I, Section 9, Clause 3; Bills of Attainder would be in order.

Subotai Bahadur
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Whatever Obama says about Danny, experience says to believe the opposite.
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Has anyone else noticed how young are all these people? You would think the heads of these organizations would all have gray hair, but that's never the case, is it? The inexperience explains much of the incompetence, putting aside ideological considerations.
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His previous job titles suggest he may have some grasp of math, at least.
1 year ago
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except it is probably "lib math"-- you know, 2+2= whatever you want
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