“….Give the agency more and more work. Cut its budget. Blame it for failing to do its job. Repeat….”
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) this morning, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler retweeted
National Journal @nationaljournal
IRS says information of 100,000 people stolen: [….] 6:21 AM – 27 May 2015
In December 20014:
“I am pleased that this bill prioritizes many of the important items my colleagues and I have been working on for many months,” Hartzler said. “This package provides for a strong national defense, works to protect Americans from overregulation, and keeps the Executive branch in check.”
….Cutting the IRS funding by $345.6 million, which is $1.5 billion below the president’s requested levels….
Yeah, that’s the ticket.
The massive 2015 spending bill that President Obama is likely to sign this week continues an ongoing effort to trash the Internal Revenue Service. It is a cynical recipe for a self-fulfilling disaster: Give the agency more and more work. Cut its budget. Blame it for failing to do its job. Repeat.
House GOP Appropriators bragged that this year’s IRS budget is the lowest since 2008. But it is actually worse than that. In inflation adjusted dollars, the agency’s funding is lower than it has been since 1998….
Gee, you think anyone will make a connection there?