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Letters: IRS behavior out of line

Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel, left, and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, right prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2013, before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing regarding a report that the IRS spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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After reading Richard Burt's letter and listening to numerous liberals and Obama supporters try to spin the issue of the IRS scandal, I think we need a reminder of what this is about ("Congress' hypocrisy," June 10). Whether or not the groups should have received the coveted 501c4 status is aside from the point. Instead of simply denying their requests, the IRS decided to commit a full interrogation of these groups. They asked questions that are completely inappropriate of a government agency to ask.

Along with the implications of the tax enforcement agency engaging in political profiling, Sen. Mike Lee and Congress are well within their right to take the IRS and whoever else was engaged in this scandal to task.

Mark Goodwin

Riverton

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