In what sounds like a line of self-parody, the IRS commissioner said at a Wednesday hearing that his agency follows the law where possible.
“Wherever we can, we follow the law,” John Koskinen, a close friend of House Republicans and YouTube, told Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in regard to a question about the IRS collecting ineligible Obamacare subsidies.
“I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady responded, unable to hold back laughter. “And I had so many things going through my mind at that point.”
Perhaps instead of filing my taxes next year, I could send Koskinen a charming handwritten note explaining that I pay may taxes whenever I can, but that this just isn’t a good time.