IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reaffirmed everything Americans suspected about federal government agencies and their attitude towards Congress. They don’t give a damn where monies are allocated by our elected representatives. They will do as they please despite constitutional prerogatives of the power of the purse.
Congress allocated funds to the IRS specifically for cybersecurity and customer service. Mr. Koskinen decided they can go to hell. He’ll determine were taxpayer monies go. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Examiner:
"Congress, as I noted in my testimony, has underfunded … the Affordable Care Act," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a panel of the House Appropriations Committee. "That does not remove the statutory mandate we have that we have to implement the act."
Koskinen delivered his remarks in response to a question from Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., who pointed out that Congress had "increased funding specifically for taxpayer services" in 2014 and 2016.
Koskinen said it didn't matter where Congress intended the money to go, explaining the agency had pulled funding for customer service and cybersecurity in order to ensure compliance with the ACA.
The Obama administration has shown nothing but contempt for Congress and the Constitution. This POS should be impeached along with the pretender in the Oval Office.