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With new revelations, outrage spreads about IRS targeting

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/05/2013

Joseph Tanfani and Matea Gold

WASHINGTON — Top career officials in the Internal Revenue Service withheld information from Congress for months about the tax agency's targeting of conservative organizations for extra scrutiny, according to documents released Monday as a controversy involving alleged political bias in tax enforcement gathered strength.
Members of Congress called for firing the agency's acting commissioner, one of the senior officials involved, and President Obama said he would "not tolerate" any such abuse of power by the IRS.
"If you've got the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous; it's contrary to our traditions. And people have to be held accountable, and it's got to be fixed," Obama said at a White House news conference, noting that the IRS' practices are under investigation. "We'll wait and see what exactly all the details and the facts are. But I've got no patience with it. I will not tolerate it. And we will make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this."
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"With new revelations, outrage spreads about IRS targeting", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/with-new-revelations-outrage-spreads-about-irs-targeting