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Time house Republicans are now pushing to significantly cut.
The IRS budget this move comes after months of scandals -- revelations of wasteful spending in the agency.
Lawmakers want to cut three billion dollars from the tax agency's spending power.
And they're citing the -- -- dancing and lavish spending that you saw in the video moment ago the conferences that have been how they say you're gonna have to live on a much leaner.
Like for instance this one would have to go the -- -- video that they made back in twenty tat.
Captain and may be another solution.
I took the liberty and doing -- -- scanned the -- and believe I have found a gathering of leaders who could be of assistance.
And that -- in the 21 -- -- -- Moon.
-- That the congress we -- wraps it tendency might get that -- at that video was part of a four million dollar conference for million dollar conference.
On the taxpayer's dime and that has what.
Inspired several congressmen to try to cut their budget and get things under control joined now by.
41 groups who say that they were targeted.
For extra scrutiny when they apply for tax exempt status as for a lot of this story began he is the chief counsel.
At the American center for -- justice -- welcome good to have you here this morning.
Good morning more than the what do you make of this congressional effort to cut their budget by by three billion dollars and I should point out that that the 2014 budget would be thirteen billion dollars for IRS.
Without this cut and that -- be an increase of a billion dollars over last year.
Right it's still huge budget and -- instill an increase but the look I understand exactly why.
Members of the house are saying we don't want the IRS.
To be getting additional revenue for enforcement proceedings when in fact the agency right now is institutionally incapable.
Not only of self governance you've got that targeting of our clients you have this proposal that the IRS sent out.
For quote expedited review based on a lawsuit that -- put more birds in place completely unconstitutional.
In our view and ridiculous to put additional burdens on these groups that were illegally targeted.
And then you've got the spending.
So you've got an institution that's incapable of self governance and frankly at this point.
Incapable of self correcting him in the measures that have been placed have try to self correct re directed ship if you will.
But it just out of control in the reality is when you've got a 100000.
Social Security numbers.
Being released a 100000.
Off of donations to five when he seven organizations and -- 100000 Social Security.
Numbers released who's being held accountable for that that's what the American people want to know who is running this ship and why are they getting away with this it seems like every week.
There's not only another scandal but just another really blight on the -- record and that many add to -- the enforcement of obamacare.
And I think the American people are saying wait a minute they're releasing Social Security numbers I don't know of one of releasing accidentally quote unquote -- out.
Take confidential health records which of course the IRS would have access both those problematic in and of itself -- -- understand -- -- -- I OC would shake their head -- the fact that the suggestion that they are gonna cut that they could cut three billion dollars from their budget which is a large chunk of their budget.
But even the suggestion of that.
Is sort of like outlook could never happen in other reaction from the agency is now -- -- barely get by on the money that we have.
To do all of the you know all of the tasks that are part of our agencies.
Job list I mean it but.
Really I mean we really can't consider cutting the funding to this agency in a significant way.
And what does that tell us about congress that they say according to put this crazy idea out there that we could cut three billion dollars from their budget.
But it's never gonna happen we're just kind of doing so that we can you know with -- into shape a little that.
You'll I think the IRS is actually self delusional here I mean I I really believe that I think they believed that they are almost above the -- they believed.
That certain individuals with the RS and whether slowest one or others.
-- may have to takes a bit of -- fall here.
But don't take a look at spending -- you mention spending mark in the outrageousness of it if you are -- business.
And had these expenses and -- by the -- that five million dollars of undocumented no receipts.
For expenses for conferences you -- be able deducted in fact you could you do it would be.
Guilty of filing a false tax return so that's number one number two BI -- now has an investigation going on by the FBI.
We're in contact with the Department of Justice tax division.
-- off right now offering this quote expedited review which is -- another series of affidavits and statements you have to make which the liberal groups didn't have to do other organizations -- have to do.
All of this is human -- manpower it's money they've got to respond to a lawsuit would station just self correct.
By just gripping these groups exemptions knocking off these ridiculous conference is getting in an IT director that I had to keep things secure and punish people that violate the -- Adding that we -- I didn't you don't need any kids yet ERS they are -- where does it hasn't hit a heartbreaker.
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