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This much senator John -- knows.
There's a lot we don't know about what's behind the IRS scandal but this much we do know that now is not the time to expand its powers -- the health care.
And the hiring of some 161000 agency would be devoted to just that.
In fact since this in -- IRS thing has erupted.
You would -- this called into question not only by some prominent Republicans like senator thune of South Dakota about a number Democrats who are similarly concerned.
The IRS is a mess.
How bad does this get certainly on just the health care of -- implementation side.
Well I think that's one of the really scary aspects about this whole discussion -- is that the very people.
Sarah Ingram who is was head of the exam division that did all of this political targeting and in this latest episode.
Would be responsible under obamacare for the regulations associated with all the pieces of obamacare that the -- is going to be responsible for so.
What we did simply sent a letter to the attorney general Eric Holder as well as to Jack -- that Treasury Secretary essentially said.
You know if she under investigation.
In this latest issue.
And in we don't believe that any regulations for them to obamacare ought to move forward until such time -- that issues resolved she either resigns or is fired.
Those things ought to be suspended this is the person who.
Is gonna responsible for implementing and forcing Obama care who was a part of this latest scandal.
Do you think that this goes beyond just the RS and -- Well you know I think there's like that there's clearly the only.
A culture of intimidation and that is pervasive in many areas of the government today and I.
We blew the whistle on this a couple of months ago when the Environmental Protection Agency.
Records and gave those out that information to.
Liberal environmental groups.
And there were you know -- was names addresses phone numbers geographic coordinates of their farms and ranches or 500 farm and ranch families in South Dakota that were impacted by that.
But it just seems like what this administration seems intent on doing is bowling intimidating threatening the people that have polls -- and helping their.
They're friends in some cases giving information -- their friends that can help them attack your enemies so.
It really -- Chicago style politics at its worst end it's easy very pervasive in the administration and this course IRS is just one example.
That aren't focusing on -- and one less time than I do you think senator.
That it was wise for the chief counsel at the White House not to convey to the president.
That -- inspector general had discovered.
This is that conservatives.
And keep them out of it.
-- I don't think that was wise I think that it every step along the way here it's there there are there were attempts to conceal this you can.
-- it is -- has come out testimony from the various committees including Senate Finance Committee yesterday.
You -- former IRS commissioner Doug -- as well as the current acting commissioner Steve Miller.
Say that they knew about this in May of last year didn't disclose that.
But thought that they get that done the right thing why don't think the American people think that was the right thing and I think the fact that the White House Counsel's Office knew this in April of this year.
Tell the president about it the White House and we didn't find out until May tenth win.
Almost an hour wind from the -- conference and drop this bomb.
That that's a big mistake in the in the present -- states that should have been aware of this and made aware of that sooner.
Obviously they were trying to keep a lot of information from coming out until -- absolutely was gonna come out -- when inspectors general over general's report was going to be released.
Then they were forced to act.
It is getting weirder and weirder senator thank you very much continued thanks to -- --
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