IRS Claims It Has “Insufficient Funding To Adequately Serve Taxpayers”
May 12, 2014
Is this some new kind of joke, or what? Nope, I’m afraid not boys and girls. The single most feared agency of the government is actually claiming that the “need” more money. Now, some of you may ask, “why?”
Well, according to Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon:
“The IRS has spent $96.5 million on office furniture under the Obama administration and is now claiming it has insufficient funding to adequately serve taxpayers.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the House two weeks ago about the IRS’ need for additional funding for the upcoming fiscal year. The IRS is currently seeking an increase of $1.2 billion—a 7 percent raise over its FY 2014 $11.29 billion budget. It would bring the agency’s FY 2015 budget to $12.48 billion.
A review of contracts by the Washington Free Beacon shows the IRS in the past five fiscal years has spent $96.5 million refurbishing IRS offices across the country. Those contracts include fiscal years 2010 through 2014.