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We are minutes away from hearing from the top -- officials tell us how the agencies spend fifty million dollars of your money.
The IRS conference in Anaheim California for years ago the most expensive four million dollars for 2600.
Almost 16100 bucks per person.
The four officials on the hot seat today the IRS inspector general Jay Russell -- -- back screen left.
New wire rest chief -- were full as their Gregory -- an assistant inspector general in Ferris baker played the role of Spock and that start -- spoof video.
That early this morning I talked to Jason -- if -- who will be asking some of the questions at that hearing.
-- -- it's good morning welcome back you're America's morning about what you think about the spending government culture.
-- -- what what did she owes you.
Is that -- they have the money they will spend the money.
-- it is just out of control it's just this pervasive culture.
With total disregard for it but it's the people's money whenever.
There's a decision to spend money -- taken money out of somebody's wallet and given it to somebody else but then it doesn't know I think that way.
I mean not only -- the IRS could've negotiated cheaper rooms in chose not to.
What which company runs itself that way the report says 2600 managers flown Anaheim California.
-- what a great -- that must be 6400.
Dollars in gifts to its employees.
How do you -- -- stuff away.
Is that 50000.
Dollars and these silly videos they spent.
Three point seven million dollars in flights and hotels you telling me you couldn't do it teleconference our conference call.
Are produced a little video that he is somebody had to watch at their desk.
I think there's total disregard and disrespect for the people's money it's a pervasive attitude.
And it house this oppositional I don't know why it's more insidious because this is twenty -- -- 112012.
I mean this is one of critical lens -- government spending was it on me every day in every newspaper every web -- across America was focused on.
On government spending Anaheim four million dollars.
Philadelphia three million dollars for convention there San Diego and Atlanta one point two million each.
I did that -- comes from an administration.
And 2012 they said no government agency can spend more than 500000.
Dollars on any singular conference -- -- they went well above that.
And all -- states is -- you get a chance today to talk to Ferris -- Ferris -- played Spock in the Star Trek parity.
-- get asked fairest thing.
Now it be interesting to see if he comes in in uniform.
It's not every day get to interview is Spock -- -- -- -- kind of smiling get this -- cute little thing and then you look at it and say.
Why in the world -- right now so far the IRS in holding people accountable.
Has only put two people on administrative leave for getting free food.
That this -- total disregard for the people's money -- outrageous spending going outside the parameters of the scope of what they're allowed to do by their own internal rules.
Doesn't seem to be.
Paramount because nobody's been fired at this point.
Their only put on administrative leave because they got free food I mean this is ridiculous I wanna -- -- us it was a thousand or 11100 dollars to on the which is absolute pennies when you're talking about this now.
I want to ask you about this Wall Street Journal report because the folks in Cincinnati you're saying we did nothing.
And -- the attorneys for the IRS in Washington DC united name for you to Carter hall and -- they approved and oversaw everything.
-- what do you know about that.
Well clearly this is continuing to blossom I don't think anybody at first blush believed that it was just two rogue agents and some office in Cincinnati.
They came up with this scheme here.
At this system is designed so that two rogue people can't just go off and do this.
And it oversight and government reformer gonna continue to dive -- to this.
It's blossoming into a lot more and clearly it -- -- at this point that there are people here in Washington DC.
There were intimately involved in this and we're gonna get to the bottom there's a critical question to who ordered the targeting.
Who ordered it and then who got the information was there information leak was -- information shared with other people.
How long is this thing going on how many different groups have been going on this is continue to be outraged on both sides of the aisle but.
I can't say it's one of the most.
One of the biggest abuses of power in the public trust that we've ever seen but but remember -- -- Steve Miller I mean they they they have both said.
That the people in Cincinnati are to blame and other story starting to shift -- houses here ringgit advanced to do you think.
Well hopefully we're going to talk to mr.
were -- whose that is -- -- to this position.
But also stuck -- speaking with the inspector general there are a lot of other documents we've had people were on the ground from our committee going into Ohio.
This is gonna take some time on leave this solve all the whole mess.
But we will get their -- all right we'll see we'll see in about fifteen minutes the hearing begins there on Capitol Hill.
Jason -- -- Republican from Utah thank you.
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