Sen. Baucus (D-MT): IRS Needs 'Fundamental Restructuring'
In the aftermath of the IRS’ scandalous targeting of conservative non-profit applicants, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) says that a major makeover of the agency is imminent. “There does need to be a fundamental restructuring,” Baucus, who heads the Senate Finance Committee, said. “There are real problems here. The Cincinnati office is almost cut off from DC. Not entirely, but it’s tough. You have 90,000 employees, it’s tough to manage them all.”
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) added, “This looks like at best a complete management failure and at worst intentional.” Camp heads the House Ways and Means Committee. “We don’t know that yet. We really need to know all the facts.”
Only minor changes to the agency have been made thus far, with Lois Lerner, former head of non-profits at the IRS, on administrative leave, and a few low-level staffers resigning.