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Bryan Preston


May 31, 2013 - 3:15 pm

The agency that will not let you blow off your tax deadline has blown off a deadline of its own, according to Breitbart.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined Friday afternoon to meet a Senate Finance Committee deadline for answering detailed questions about the origins of the IRS scandal. The questions had been submitted jointly nearly two weeks ago by Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
In a joint statement to Breitbart News, Baucus and Hatch said:

β€œIt’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.

β€œThe IRS needs to do much better.”

Specifically, the senators asked the IRS to explain how it came to target conservatives, who was aware of it, and what actions were taken to stop it. The IRS has declined to answer, at all. Today close of business was the deadline.

It’s time for more subpoenas and more hearings. Eventually it will be time for a special prosecutor, but keeping the hearings in Congress has a better chance of keeping the outrage bipartisan and on the front-burner.

Meanwhile, the suspicion that the IRS targeting was part of a broader scheme to attack conservatives is gaining mainstream traction.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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A government bureaucrat meeting a deadline? Now that's rich.

If you are one day late filing any paperwork with the IRS, you get penalized.

Whenever the IRS is late getting something for Congress, or heaven forbid a taxpayer, well, "Shut the heck up, peasant!"
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Just to confirm...which one is the 90 lb weakling ?
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Congress better watch it, they keep messing with the IRS they might find themselves in hot water for not paying their own taxes!
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