Obama Ousts IRS Commissioner After Tea Party Controversy

President Obama face WH photo SC Obama ousts IRS commissioner after Tea Party controversy

WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that he’s accepted the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller in the aftermath of revelations that agency officials were putting extra scrutiny on Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status.

In brief comments Wednesday evening after discussing the Internal Revenue Service controversy with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin, Obama vowed to take decisive action to ensure that the situation would not be repeated.

Obama called the misconduct by IRS officials “inexcusable.”

“It’s inexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it and I am angry about it,” Obama said. “I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but particularly the IRS given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives.”

Obama said that Lew requested and accepted Miller’s resignation earlier on Wednesday.

Read more at USA Today. By Aamer Madhani, Kevin Johnson, and Gregory Korte.

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Comments

  1. Not fooled in Nevada says:

    Pathetic piece of crap! Keep flapping your gums, Obambi..no one is listening..rather, we are all awaiting your final days in your corrupt office..

  2. Carol2324 says:

    Big deal! I read that Lew was set to retire anyway in June! So he's let go 3 weeks early?! Who are they trying to kid?!

  3. wayne mann says:

    They’re still trying to brainwash the half of America that follows him

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    Big deal Miller had his bags already packed so Obutthole fired him a week ahead of time and told him to stay on for another week just be to get a bigger pension.

  5. Sherlock Holmes says:

    Miller was going to retire next month, so was he ousted with retirement, bonus, pension, and severance pay? That is was 0bama really angry or just put on a show and paid Miller to retire early???
    Now will Miller go to work for Soros at a pay increase???
    When does someone go to prison???

    • wayne mann says:

      When does someone go to prison.?? When they start putting we the American people in FEMA camps.

  6. wayne mann says:

    But you are right Sherlock it is all a big show…. Everything this so-called transparent government does is deceitful manipulative and conniving.

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