Republicans are continuing their efforts to dig up dirt on Obamacare. On November 6, Dave Camp, powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a strongly worded letter to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel.
Does it seem that the IRS scandal targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny has been going for . . . well, forever? Certain Republican leaders in Congress think the IRS is prolonging the agony by holding back information.
Maybe IRS agents checked their pockets and discovered some money they didn't know they had. At any rate, the IRS has announced it is canceling the furlough day initially scheduled for July 22. The offices will be open and fully staffed after all.
The acting head of the IRS will be given a different title until President Obama nominates a permanent commissioner for the tax enforcement agency. The title change is called for under the Vacancies Reform Act.
Following a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration turning the spotlight on a 2010 conference in California, the IRS announced it has placed two of its employees on administrative leave for "inappropriate behavior."
The current controller of the US Office of Management and Budget has been appointed by President Obama as the new acting commissioner of the IRS, effective May 22. Daniel Werfel will take over the position vacated by Steven Miller, who resigned on May 15.