Friday, June 20, 2014: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appeared before Congress again today to answer questions about how his agency somehow or other “lost” all two years of emails of all the key figures in the scandal. They’d like us to believe it was just an unfortunate accident and that the emails are unrecoverable. Yeah, right.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), angrily told Koskinen. “I don’t believe you. … Nobody believes you.” As Ryan points out, taxpayers are required to keep ALL accounting records for SEVEN YEARS after filing a return, just in case the IRS decides it wants to audit you. But the IRS? Oopsie. We lost 2 years of emails and how dare you suggest we did it on purpose! Please.
VIDEO of Ryan facing down IRS boss Koskinen is priceless. Embedded @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/20/irs-boss-faces-cover-up-claims-ahead-hill-hearing-on-missing-emails/
I know from personal experience that, by the federal government’s own standards, “The dog ate my homework”, is PROOF POSITIVE that you’re a lying scumbag! When I was fighting to get on disability (which used to be hard), one set of important medical records was unavailable. The doctor had died and his elderly widow couldn’t find my file. The Social Security judge sneered at my excuse and said I was obviously lying.
Another time, we were talking to a guy I went to high school with. He’d become a tax specialist and had interesting stories about tax court. He said he had a client whose records had legitimately been destroyed in a fire. The IRS audited him for back years and determined that minus this evidence that he had had any right to his claimed deductions, he would have to pay the taxes in full, plus fines, interest, and penalties for having “falsely” claimed he had said deductions.
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