WHY SHOULD THE IRS BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN THE REST OF THE ADMINISTRATION? White House rejects demand to boost IRS integrity.
Just as some 5 million Americans are rushing to meet Monday’s tax return deadline, the White House took the unusual step of dumping on three House bills that demand that the IRS improve its integrity.
The Office of Management and Budget, in its “statement of administration policy,” said the bills would hurt the IRS, though they are just in the first stage of consideration.
One bill would block the IRS from hiring any employees until Treasury certifies that no IRS employee has a seriously delinquent debt.
A second would ban bonuses to employees the IRS develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy.
And the third would prohibit the IRS from rehiring an employee who’d been fired for misconduct.
They seem reasonable to me. But, then, I’m not a corrupt hack who uses the IRS as a goon squad.
Related: White House Responds to House GOP Calls to Impeach IRS Commissioner. The House GOP should just go ahead. Make Democrats in the Senate defend the IRS in an election year.