Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to Congress: “Whenever we can, we follow the law,”

We should use that line if we get audited by the IRS.

Via The Hill
During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the IRS tried to offer lawmakers an assurance about the soon-to-open enrollment period.
“Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.
“I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said.
Koskinen, who was confirmed as head of IRS last December, has repeatedly faced lawmakers' ire over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Lawmakers spent a majority of Wednesday's hearing grilling Koskinen and Andy Slavitt,'s fix-it man, on how they would verify that consumers were providing correct income information as they signed up for insurance subsidies.

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