December 18, 2018

Acting IRS Commissioner Admits That Planting a Question About Reviewing 501(c)(4) Orgs at a Sleepy Tax Conference Wasn’t Such a Great Idea After All

Under less-than friendly questioning from members of the Senate Finance Committee Steven Miller was all, "Yeah, that was my bad."

“I will take responsibility for that,” Miller said, expanding on last week’s admission that he knew mid-level manager Lois Lerner had answered a question planted by a member of an IRS advisory council. “Now that we had the (inspector general’s) report, we had all the facts … we thought we’d get out an apology.” The report he referenced was a much-anticipated audit, released last week by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Obviously the entire thing was an incredibly bad idea,” Miller said of the planted question.
As opposed to just letting the TIGTA report come out in due course, yeah I suppose it was a bad idea. As opposed to a plane banner? That's a toss-up. 
 
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al pacino_devil.jpgIt’s rather mysterious that the New York office of Grant Thornton is located at 666 Third Ave. As I’m sure our more pious readers know, the significance of the 666 is commonly known as “The Number of the Beast“. We won’t get into any more specifics than that other than to mention that it is a pretty creepy-ass looking number.
Is G to the T run by a secret group of Al Pacino-esque figures that are working against the forces of good?
Maybe not but the otherwise boring-assness of that particular lobby is def working too hard to not be noticed…