IRS Admits Finding 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails Presumed Lost

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman made 157 visits to the White House prior to the breaking news of the IRS targeting scandal. In comparison with other Cabinet members, the next most frequent visitor to the Obama residence was then Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank who made only 86 visits. So when the IRS targeting scandal broke, Barack Obama claimed complete ignorance of what was going on and denied any involvement. Yet I can’t help but wonder if the entire targeting policies Read more […]

The IRS Spent $4 Billion on IT Over the Past 5 Years?

The reason the IRS had computer problems – where emails miraculously disappeared, and hard drives crashed conveniently – is that they had budgetary constraints. I guess they were spending too much on lavish conferences to be able to budget just a little more to electronic data storage. At least that was what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. But records indicate that over the past 5 years or so, the IRS spent $4 billion on IT services. The Washington Free Beacon reported: A review of IRS Read more […]

Democrats Call Lost IRS Emails “Conspiracy Theory”

Racism, sexism, xenophobia, recalcitrance, and now conspiracy theory. These are all words used by liberals to dismiss legitimate complaints made by conservatives. When a scandal breaks, it is never the Democrats who are at fault. Instead, it’s a manufactured crisis based in Republican animus toward their opposition, or it’s a sexist attack, or a manifestation of racism. Every accusation of wrongdoing is dismissed by poisoning the well. Poisoning the well is a tactic used frequently by the Democrats Read more […]

Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System

In other words, there’s no reason not to take the IRS’s and the White House’s word for it. They said that Lerner’s e-mails got lost. It happens. Computers crash, right? And to prevent that from happening in the future, the IRS needs to get a new computer system. Maybe the same people who brought us the Obamacare exchange website can handle the system migration for the IRS. As with every other government problem (is that redundant?), the answer is to dump more money down the money hole. Read more […]

The NSA Have Lois Lerner’s E-mails

Everything we do on a computer, especially on the internet, is stored somewhere. Even when you try deleting something, it’s very difficult to ensure that it’s actually deleted. It might not be easy to get once you delete something, but it’s somewhere. E-mails, instant messages, internet history, etc. – all that stuff is compiled by the NSA. Even if it’s been deleted from your server, it’s not gone forever. It’s stored in the NSA’s massive data center in Bluffdale, Utah. For “national Read more […]