When the IRS Isn’t Targeting Conservatives…

They’re demonstrating line dancing techniques, at a cost of $1,600. I wish that were a joke, but it isn’t. A report being released this week shows that this frivolous video was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wasteful spending by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS spent $50 million to hold at least 220 employee conferences. Conference attendees received excessive benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential hotel suites. This is outrageous, and I’m angry that they’re wasting taxpayer dollars this way.

This week, the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on their wasteful spending. The House of Representatives is also continuing to investigate the IRS’ unconstitutional targeting of conservative groups in the last election. You can read some testimony from those investigations here. You can also see a timeline that details what we know so far, and when it happened. A number of questions still remain—perhaps most importantly, who knew about this, and when did they know? Was there White House involvement? You deserve answers, and we’re working to get them for you.


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