Really? Seriously? That might work if there was a real, official "Let's target the Tea Party!" program with an official budget. There wasn't. A bunch of existing employees, as part of their normal duties and as instructed by their management, treated certain (politically chosen) groups to extended delays and abuse. Did those employees get fired, disciplined, or lose their government retirement? No. Many of them got bonuses and paid 6-month vacations.
This part of the legislation, however, might actually produce something useful. Remember that the GAO report on the IRS basically said they had no effective protections against targeting; this legislation's reporting requirements might improve the ability of Congress to oversee the IRS operations by requiring better record keeping.
This entry was published Wed Mar 30 12:16:15 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2016-03-30 12:16:15.0.