Sunday, February 9, 2014

Confessions of an IRS hack at Powerline blog


Powerline blog publishes a letter from Bill Henck, a career IRS man affirming through anecdote that the “culture” at the IRS enables corruption and abuse by men of ill will.
From his letter:
I have been an attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for over 26 years. Over a number of years, I have attempted, largely unsuccessfully, to alert the public to abuse within the IRS. One of my kids suggested that I contact a blog and Power Line has graciously agreed to publish this account.
I do not personally know whether the IRS has targeted conservative groups or individuals, but I do know that the environment within the agency is ripe for such activity and there is nothing to prevent it from occurring. As stated in more detail below, I have personally witnessed improper giveaways of billions of dollars to taxpayers with inside access at the agency, bullying of elderly taxpayers, the cover-up of managerial embezzlement and misappropriation of thousands of dollars in government funds, and a retaliatory audit. I have also heard credible accounts of, among other things, further improper giveaways, blatant sexual harassment, and anti-Semitism. All of these matters have been swept under the rug.
Mr. Henck, your letter comes off as an attempt by a career Stasi paper pusher to disassociate himself from the more malevolent actors in his agency before the fall of The Wall is complete and the mobs come to sack Stasi HQ to begin the retribution.

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