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IRS Spent $4.4 Billion on IT
Washington Free Beacon, by Mary Lou Byrd

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Posted By:Honeybadger, 6/27/2014 7:27:42 AM

The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails.Koskinen said “declining budget resources” at the IRS caused the agency decided to reject spending the $10 million needed to ensure emails were properly secured.A review of IRS spending by the Free Beacon shows the agency has spent a massive amount on what it labeled as IT/software and data processing contracts in the past five fiscal years. The official

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 6/27/2014 7:48:32 AM     (No. 9901630)

Well that clinches it then.
No corruption.
Not a smidgen!
Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, nope!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/27/2014 7:51:31 AM     (No. 9901635)

The assertion that the IRS, the very agency that requires every taxpayer to maintain 7 years of records, would itself only maintain the most recent 6 months of emails is completely mind-boggling. If true, every IT manager there should be immediately fired for gross incompetence.

Even the grimiest mom and pop business maintains backups going back years, and most do so going back to founding days. I do not know of a single business or academic/government agency that would even think of such a shoddy practice.

Seriously, heads should roll for that fact alone, aside from the criminality of the conspiracy to destroy those records and obstruct and impede the investigation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/27/2014 7:58:03 AM     (No. 9901645)

Once upon a time, during the so-called magical Clinton years, the IRS commissioned a $1B IT project to cut over their outdated equipment.

The project was taken just short of the finish line and completely abandoned.

Like all irresponsible federal agencies, their real problem is too much money.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 6/27/2014 7:59:26 AM     (No. 9901648)

Now you know damn well that every one of those dollars didn´t go into the IRS. Who skimmed off how much for personal use?

Hey, Elijah? Ask that question at the next session. Where did all that money go? Same place the TARP money went? The Solyndra money?

Who is sucking out the $ from our economy and into whose pockets are they going?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avikingman, 6/27/2014 8:05:42 AM     (No. 9901655)

A little off topic, but a few days ago the news was saying the IRS paid a $50K fine.
Little was mentioned about the fact that the IRS doesn´t have any money except for what they extort.
It was OUR money they paid the fine with and not one news item on that!

Don´t get me going on that ´RAT Koskinen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 6/27/2014 8:34:39 AM     (No. 9901702)

Ding dong Pelosi is saying that they need more $$ for IT. This is crazy. $4.4 Billion in IT, they should have a state of the art operating system.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fed-up, 6/27/2014 8:41:14 AM     (No. 9901711)

Nice try, Dems.. that little ploy will go over about as well as Hillary getting anyone to buy her "broke joke".

And they want us to let them handle healthcare?!! Notice no one is talking about that anymore.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 6/27/2014 8:43:43 AM     (No. 9901717)

I would suspect that a large chunk of that $4.4 billion was spent on the Obamacare failed programming. The tax code and Obamacare are now linked together. It takes a lot of money, donchaknow, to make sure that regular people pay their share. How else are all the illegals going to be made to feel "at home" in America?



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Reply 9 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 6/27/2014 8:55:41 AM     (No. 9901725)

Snakehead swore to (1) tell the truth; (2) tell the whole truth; and (3) tell nothing but the truth.

He failed to do all three. So - - what and where are the consequences?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/27/2014 10:37:58 AM     (No. 9901905)

Then they paid almost $2,000 to buy 100 used Commodore 64 and Trash 80 computers to handle all of their Obama care calls and communications.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 6/27/2014 10:58:09 AM     (No. 9901945)

The important thing is that Democrats are compassionate and honest, and they care about helping people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/27/2014 11:22:20 AM     (No. 9902013)

Good thing they did not spend that one fifth of one percent of their budget on protecting their valuable IT communications assets...wow! Incredible fiscal responsibility at the top of the iRS. Our country is in such good, able hands. Right?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/27/2014 12:23:44 PM     (No. 9902147)


The least Fox News and the New Press New Media, can do is
not continuously show Hussein looking good, getting on and off Air Force One, endless helicopters, smiling waving to nobody, saluting, walking smartly to and from anywhere.
That´s all pure gold PR for the Bamster.

The other one, of course, is the nameless rows of faces always smiling behind his every speech. Who are these people? Who is paying them to listen to this garbage and look like they all agree. Something like evangelical church
choirs who line up behind the reverend always waiting to burst into joyous song.

Hussein´s audiences, too, should be defined at each event.
How many government workers, union organized, flock into these indoctrination speeches and lies?

Fox, specifically, needs to STOP THIS SXXT !

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NotaBene, 6/27/2014 1:13:15 PM     (No. 9902246)

It is amazing that as citizens we are at the mercy of an Internal Revenue Service audit. We all have to keep records for seven years. Now the IRS is used for the persecution of conservatives, and Baracka HO and Eric H do not worry a bit.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 6/27/2014 2:27:58 PM     (No. 9902369)

#4
How many of their comrades have become rich while Marxist Obama and the Marxist democrats are in power especially the first two years. Illegal appointment to agency heads of fellow Marxist comrades. Filling our federal courts with fellow Marxist comrades as judges over freedom loving Americans to do just as Obama has spoken.

"We will reward our friends, and punish our enemy´s."

Calling conservatives "terrorists", and not just Obama but all Marxist democrats.

Those supporting them had better wake up or they will be like the Russian comrades getting a free quart of Vodka each week to keep the drunk and under control as the money for all other free stuff will be non existent.

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