IRS leader ousted amid scandal
Obama said, "Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I'm angry about it,"
May 15th, 2013
09:30 PM ET

IRS leader ousted amid scandal

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to hold accountable those at the Internal Revenue Service involved in the targeting of conservative groups applying for federal tax-exempt status, beginning with the resignation of the agency's acting commissioner who was aware of the practice.

In a brief statement delivered to reporters in the East Room of the White House, the president announced that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had requested - and accepted - the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller.

The president said the "misconduct" detailed in the IRS Inspector General's report released Tuesday over the singling out of conservative groups is "inexcusable."

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  1. saywhat

    First & meaningful step to address this issue. More is needed.

    May 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Pro-life group says IRS refused to grant tax-exempt status unless they promoted abortion

    May 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. wut

    Our whole tax code violates the 14th Amendment's equal protections clause. When is that going to be addressed???

    May 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    Mary, I think that u are incorrect. In order for any organization to receive tax exempt status, they must present BOTH sides. Obviously they were presenting only one view not both.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ rupert, No, I am not incorrect. Planned Parenthood does not teach about pro-life issues yet they are also still a 501

      May 16, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Funny thing is, the previous guy is the one you want to burn at the stake, but as I already told you it doesn't matter that they get the right guy, this guyis taking the fall for the socialist jew hating brown shirt that the stupid people elected.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ hamsta im gonna start calling you Mom. Youre as racist as my mother as disgusting as that is for me to admit! And it doesnt matter what Obama does you will never be satisfied!!

    May 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      The racist is Obama, he hates jews, Nazis wore brown shirts with red arm bands and a funny looking cross thingy on it. How does that make me a racist? I don't hate jews and if I did jews are white so that would make it anti semitism, a totally different thing. Because your president is socialist black and targetting whites and jews that makes him racist, an ati semite and a NAZI.

      May 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamsta

    2+2=4 and the IRS was targetting jews, Obama opponents and news reporters who asked Obama questions that he didn't like. If you can add 2+2 and figure out that equals 4 and not 3, 5 or 7 then you must recognize that Obama is a liberal democrat, socialist progressive, jew hating brown shirt. Liberalism is the leperosy of society, the world falls apart because of liberalism.

    May 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bigwilliestyles

    Dear Right-wing crazies: the election is over; President Obama won. We made you our *****. Live with it.
    Signed: The Libruls.

    May 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    On the very first page of 1984 the main character ( I forgot his name but for some reason Smith sticks in my head.) is a newspaper editor and his job is to edit the newspaper so big brother always looks good, you know the economy is always getting better not worse or Bengahzi qas a demonstration and not a terrorist attack. The government AKA Ingsoc or big brother was overcontrolling and wanted to micromanage every detail of your life. You know how the IRS even wanted to know what's on your facebook page and wants your insurance information or how Moochelle wants to know whats in your fridge. Where is banasy to tell me this isn't socialism?

    May 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Keep drinking the kool aid, you will go far in Obama's brown shirt army. Don't forget to shine your boots and proudly display your funny looking cross thingy on that red arm band. Just keep your fingers crossed and hope he doesn't throw you under the bus in the next scandal

    May 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Portland tony

    "That the power to tax involves the power to destroy; that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create….”
    Chief Justice John Marshall -1819...Not as a states right issue as decided by Marshall, but in today's political world illustrates that a branch of a bloated government is out of control and virtually answers to no one. Jeez, what's next?

    May 16, 2013 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Hey bigwillie, how have you been? Ive missed you here. And @ hamsta you are a racist and a bigot! Ive read your "raghead" comments many times about muslums which is one reason you hate our POTUS!

    May 16, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. wut

    What is sad is that Hamsta didn't used to be this bad.
    Either this is a fake Hamsta or Hamsta is suffering from dementia and is going downhill fast.
    I wish our health care system could help, but it is a train-wreck.

    May 16, 2013 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ wut, youre right he didnt used to be this bad. In fact we used to be friends.

    May 16, 2013 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. wut

    Friendships don't always work out the way we would like. How's that for an understatement? Ha.

    May 16, 2013 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Trifecta

      The guys tenure was up in a couple months any way. This trifecta isn't going away anytime soon. Love that word Mary

      May 16, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
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