New IRS head says taxpayers no longer trust agency

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  • David Centerville, UT
    June 4, 2013 10:41 p.m.

    If congress approved increased funds for the IRS, wouldn't that send a message that the IRS behavior has been bad, but is still acceptable enough to get the increased funding?

    I would say the IRS budget should be cut, not increased!

    Additionally, I have a difficult time believing that the scrutiny applied to conservative groups by the IRS was not a directive that came from the White House.

    It could be very revealing if citizens gained access to those private email accounts of this administration.

    It's time to clean house.

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    June 4, 2013 5:27 a.m.

    In my neighborhood, a number of people work for the IRS. One of my immediate next door neighbors, who has lived next to us for 33 years, told me, soon after we moved in, that the IRS has power to take your home, car, bank account, and you can't sue them without their permission.

    So I've never trusted the IRS (nor that neighbor). Many people who work there are honorable. But, as with any government agency, there are always enough scoundrels and potential scoundrels to keep me ever leery of any of them.

    I would never trust the IRS. I view them as anyone would the German Nazi SS. I try to keep my "nose clean" in all matters financial.

    What I don't trust is the spin the Obama administration has try to put on this whole scandal, which is really about them. They worked to win by hook or crook. They did win, and it is apparent it was by crook, IMO.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    June 4, 2013 4:24 a.m.

    I was audited once. I had been in graduate school for most of the year with very little income except the nontaxable GI Bill so my tithing deductions seemed excessive. Our babysitter fell though so we had to take our four of our little children (two in diapers) to the IRS office. My wife and I tried to keep our children under control while sorting through our shoebox of receipts and explaining things to the agent. The kids looked under the cubicle walls and ran around and the youngest (an infant) developed a humungous diaper odor. The agent was trying to be polite. It was obvious to him that we had done nothing out of line but he had to go through all the questions. I thought: "They asked us to come. Let them deal with it." I watched in suppressed humor as the sweat broke out on his forehead. Finally, unable to take it anymore, he closed a book,looked at us and said we were OK and asked (almost ordered) us to leave. If there is a next time, I'm going to take as many grandchildren as I can!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 3, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    No longer trust the IRS?

    History started 1/20/2009.




    Americans have NEVER TRUSTED the IRS.

  • carlb green, OH
    June 3, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    Who in their right mind trusts this administration?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 3, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Obama is mad, and will get to the bottom of this, so it won't ever happen again.

    When thugs investigate thugs, nothing will happen. Look at Benghazi.

  • Shane333 Cedar Hills, UT
    June 3, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    How's this for a scary thought: The IRS, who are shown to be Obama political enforcers that target the innocent, are expected to supervise compliance with Obamacare. Hmmm...what could possibly go wrong?

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    June 3, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    Good luck.

  • md Cache, UT
    June 3, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    ‘New IRS head says taxpayers no longer trust agency’

    When did we ever trust the IRS?

  • Shane333 Cedar Hills, UT
    June 3, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    Of course the American people no longer trust the IRS. After becoming the Obama Administration's thugs and enforcers, used to persecute conservative Americans, only a fool would have faith in the IRS.