Gut-Busting Hilarity: IRS Thug Koskinen Says ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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Uh, John, this isn’t one of those things where you follow the law when it’s convenient. Might be difficult to fathom considering you work for a lawless punk.

During another grueling hearing on the ObamaCare rollout, the head of the Internal Revenue Service 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.

Wouldn’t that be a refreshing change?

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) cautioned against what he described as unchecked power given to the IRS under the healthcare law. He demanded to know how the Obama administration would prevent a “Lois Lerner 2.0 situation.”

“It seems to me that the IRS is just poised to go swimming in a big pool of money,” Roskam said. “Are these the same IT people that can’t find Lois Lerner’s emails or deal with her hard drives?”

Why yes, yes they are.

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5 Responses to “Gut-Busting Hilarity: IRS Thug Koskinen Says ‘Whenever we can, we follow the law’”

  1. Tuerqas on 10/10/14 at 4:26 pm

    “It seems to me that the IRS is just poised to go swimming in a big pool of money,” Roskam said. “Are these the same IT people that can’t find Lois Lerner’s emails or deal with her hard drives?”

    Money shot!

  2. just a thought on 10/10/14 at 7:07 pm

    “Wait, there a laws? Really? And here I thought they were more like guidelines!”

  3. Nifty on 10/10/14 at 7:50 pm

    Can you please provide us with an example or examples where you were unable to follow the law as you stated?