BOSTON (CBS) – There were a couple of interesting stories in Sunday’s New York Times about the federal bureaucracy you pay for. And while they’re about separate agencies, they raise the same set of questions about what is being done with our tax dollars.
One article reports on the now-infamous IRS Determinations Unit in Cincinnati, where underqualified employees were making politically-sensitive decisions in an atmosphere of near-total bureaucratic dysfunction.
The Times story doesn’t prove or rule out the possibility their selective hassling of conservative groups was the result of marching orders from Washington, but it does show what a mess the IRS is. Says one source: “People were coming and going, asking for advice and not getting it, and sometimes forgetting the cases existed.”
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