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Old 07-09-2013, 10:10 AM
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I really think the three stooges run the IRS.

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The IRS mistakenly posted the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of Americans on a government website, the agency confirmed Monday night. One estimate put the figure as high as 100,000 names.

The numbers were posted to an IRS database for tax-exempt political groups known as 527s and first discovered by the group Public.Resource.org.

The California-based group said it learned of the "privacy breach" while working on an unrelated audit of an “improperly vetted shipment” of IRS data on DVDs and promptly informed the agency, which shut down the site the next day. The group did not detail whose Social Security numbers were posted, but a letter from the organization indicated they may have come from those who prepared tax returns to furnish to the IRS.

An IRS spokesman told FoxNews.com on Monday the agency was alerted about a "substantial number" of Social Security numbers posted on the site and removed web access to the information "out of an abundance of caution." The spokesman also said the IRS is now "assessing the situation and exploring available options."

A message on the agency’s 527 homepage asks visitors to check back Monday, but the site was still down Monday evening.

Public.Resource.org. founder Carl Malamud told FoxNews.com on Monday night that roughly 100,000 Social Security numbers were exposed.

Malamud said in a statement on the group's website that it hopes the Obama administration will act to restore access to the agency's nonprofit database and resolve its concerns over what it described as a "serious violation of federal law."

"It is time now for the administration to send a tiger team over to the [IRS] to help fix their information management practices," Malamud said.

Read more: Group: IRS mistakenly posted thousands of Social Security numbers on website | Fox News
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We all knew the IRS is corrupt and about as competent as Randy Travis behind the wheel while on a bender so this shouldn't surprise anyone.

A dozen random monkeys could do a better job than this era of the IRS.

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The IRS mistakenly posted the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of Americans on a government website, the agency confirmed Monday night. One estimate put the figure as high as 100,000 names.

The numbers were posted to an IRS database for tax-exempt political groups known as 527s and first discovered by the group Public.Resource.org.

The California-based group said it learned of the "privacy breach" while working on an unrelated audit of an “improperly vetted shipment” of IRS data on DVDs and promptly informed the agency, which shut down the site the next day. The group did not detail whose Social Security numbers were posted, but a letter from the organization indicated they may have come from those who prepared tax returns to furnish to the IRS.

An IRS spokesman told FoxNews.com on Monday the agency was alerted about a "substantial number" of Social Security numbers posted on the site and removed web access to the information "out of an abundance of caution."

The spokesman also said the IRS is now "assessing the situation and exploring available options."

A message on the agency’s 527 homepage asks visitors to check back Monday, but the site was still down Monday evening.

Public.Resource.org. founder Carl Malamud told FoxNews.com on Monday night that roughly 100,000 Social Security numbers were exposed.
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Let's see, the IRS employees lacked clear direction from Congress, they were over worked due to funding cuts by Republicans, they meant no harm or it was just a few rogue employees acting independently of management who is not responsible for the misconduct. If the IRS employees will proclaim their innocence before taking the 5th, we should all just move on while they are punished with administrative leave at full pay before being promoted to handle Obamacare enforcement.
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Let's see, the IRS employees lacked clear direction from Congress, they were over worked due to funding cuts by Republicans, they meant no harm or it was just a few rogue employees acting independently of management who is not responsible for the misconduct. If the IRS employees will proclaim their innocence before taking the 5th, we should all just move on while they are punished with administrative leave at full pay before being promoted to handle Obamacare enforcement.
With the targeting of certain groups and obvious incompetence I say it's time we clear house and get people in there who know what the f**k they're doin'.
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With the targeting of certain groups and obvious incompetence I say it's time we clear house and get people in there who know what the f**k they're doin'.
The problem is with a tax code so complex it takes 80,000 Federal bureaucrats invested with enormous power and discretion to enforce it. But don't worry Obamacare will add another 16,000 petty tyrants to the ranks.
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OMG,disorganized Government!
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