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Werfel takes reins at IRS

Danny Werfel

OMB Controller Danny Werfel steps in after acting director Steven Miller resigns. (File photo)

Danny Werfel has been appointed Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue following the resignation of Steven Miller, who was also serving in an acting capacity.

Werfel is controller of the Office of Management and Budget.

In a press release, President Obama said, "Throughout his career working in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Danny has proven an effective leader who serves with professionalism, integrity and skill. The American people deserve to have the utmost confidence and trust in their government, and as we work to get to the bottom of what happened and restore confidence in the IRS, Danny has the experience and management ability necessary to lead the agency at this important time."

The news broke last week that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny.

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Reader comments

Fri, May 17, 2013

One comment on the article. Many people outside, as well as the culprits associated with the IRS, knew for years that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. It had been brought up in at least one public outlet over a year ago, so it was not "news" for many of us, mostly conservatives, who keep ourselves well informed on this sort of stuff from many outlets. Unfortunately, it becomes news for many only when the liberal news organizations publish it.

Fri, May 17, 2013

I agree with the first writer. But then, this POTUS really does not want someone strong enough to fix the corruption in the IRS since it serves him so well. So he has to put in a lightweight. All of his heavyweights are his cronies, partners in this corruption he is directly, if not indirectly, overseeing.

Thu, May 16, 2013 Mac Daddy

Danny is a lightweight. Big job for a guy who hasn't run anything bigger than a 10-person compliance group at OMB.

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