Wednesday, April 13, 2016

IRS CHIEF'S RESUME: Lying to Congress, encouraging illegal aliens to steal SSNs to use to file taxes

Remember how the bumbling, idiotic, corrupt, feckless, toad-like losers in Republican leadership followed through with their threats to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen for lying to Congress?

Me neither. Rewind to six months ago:
Koskinen took the post to lead the IRS in 2013 to clean up the mess left behind from scandal that saw the IRS apparently targeting conservative groups. However, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say he was not honest with investigators and failed to comply with congressional subpoenas.

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and 18 other Republican members of the committee signed onto an impeachment resolution that was referred to the House Judiciary Committee just four days after the Obama Justice Department announced there would be no prosecutions against Lois Lerner or other figures in the Tea Party targeting scandal.
Yes, the disgusting, pathetic, nefarious, amoral miscreants who pretend to be our "leaders" in Congress have done absolutely nothing to deal with Koskinen's high crimes and misdemeanors, even though legal experts have stated that it would be "utterly irresponsible" not to impeach him.

Now it turns out that the Obama administration and Koskinen are encouraging illegal aliens to steal social security numbers so they can rob the Treasury blind with bogus refunds. Yes, really.

Congressional disgust with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen deepened on Wednesday after his claim that the agency effectively encourages illegal immigrants to file tax returns using fraudulent Social Security numbers, with lawmakers calling for his ouster....

...Koskinen held firm, saying his agency's main goal is to maximize revenue, not to enforce the law. "The tax code is set up, and our obligation, everybody who is earning money has an obligation to pay taxes, and we do everything we can to make sure they pay those taxes," he said. "To the extent that to get the employment, they've borrowed or somehow gotten a Social Security number, that's not a jurisdiction we have...

...Yet whether Koskinen's interest is genuinely in optimizing revenue, experts pointed out, is impossible to judge based on facts, because the IRS does not disclose the data. "In one sense, he was not telling the truth when he said their only interest is in maximizing revenue," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. "It's entirely plausible that the U.S. Treasury loses money when illegal immigrants file tax returns… The IRS has a way of knowing, but we don't."

Consider this Exhibit 8,046 explaining why either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Koskinen should be in prison already.