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Friday, May 31, 2013

Holding Those 'Rogue' IRS Agents Accountable Really Means Promote Them!!!

By Susan Duclos

One of those lower level "rogue" IRS employees that sent out intimidating and threatening letters to conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS, consistently, is then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok.

Rather than be held "accountable" for the confirmed and deliberate targeting of conservative groups, Mr. Seok was actually promoted to a supervisory position within the IRS, job title : Supervisor IRS agent.

Contacted for comment on when and why Seok was promoted, the Cincinnati IRS office had no comment and referred all inquiries to the Washington office. The Washington office, when contacted, also refused comment on Seok’s promotion, citing the Privacy Act of 1974.

It appears some of the “rogue agents” in the Cincinnati office are being rewarded for targeting conservatives, not punished.
This is just the latest revelation in the whole saga of corruption where the IRS targeted conservative groups, pro-Israel groups who had policies that contradicted Obama's policies, Mitt Romney donors and even pro-life organizations.

Seok is not alone in being held "accountable" by promotion, as was revealed by ABC News in mid-May.

Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, and she too was promoted, to director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare office.

Let us not forget Lois Lerner,  the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, the woman who arranged to plant the original question so she could "apologize" publicly, who personally signed cover letters all the way up to May 2013 to those targeted conservative groups, and who has been given a "bushel of Pinocchios," by the Washington Post Fact Checker for outright lies since the scandal broke publicly, hasn't been fired.

When asked to resigned Lerner refused, then was put on administrative leave, meaning she is getting a paid vacation, funded by American taxpayers.

It appears that Barack Obama's definition of "accountable" is far different than what Americans consider it to be.

Which is probably why a plurality of Americans (49%) feel that the Obama administration was directly involved in the decision to target conservatives and that 76 percent of Americans, which include 63 percent of Democrats, think a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the IRS abuses in targeting conservatives.

Full Wake up America coverage on the IRS scandal can be found here.