Lois Lerner, at the center of the IRS storm, rewarded handsomely by Obama administration
The director of the Internal Revenue Service division under fire for singling out conservative groups sent a 2012 letter under her name to one such group, POLITICO has learned.Lerner has also been caught making numerous false statements from only "low level" involvement, that there was "no political bias," and that "seventy-five organizations effected." Yet, Lerner is the one who has been extensively rewarded for her work by the Obama administration. From the Washington Examiner:
The March 2012 letter was sent to the Ohio-based American Patriots Against Government Excess (American PAGE) under the name of Lois Lerner, the director of the Exempt Organizations Division. . . .
It is unclear if American PAGE had been selected for any additional scrutiny. But at the time of the letter, the group was in the midst of the application process for tax-exempt nonprofit status — a process that would stretch for nearly three years and involve queries for detailed information on its social media activity, its organizational set-up, bylaws, membership and interactions with political officials. . . .
Lois Lerner, the senior executive in charge of the IRS tax exemption department and the federal employee at the center of the exploding scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative, evangelical and pro-Israel non-profits, was given $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011. . . .An additional point. Obama appears tough by removing Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller. Headlines claim: "IRS: First head rolls." But he didn't really do that. 1) Miller will soon be out of a job anyway because acting commissioners are only allowed to serve for six months and his six months are up in early June. 2) Miller isn't leaving right away and will leave when his acting assignment ends. As Miller writes:
"It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends inearly June."So my reaction is: is this serious?