Friday, May 17, 2013


Right-wingers are crowing about this:
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.

Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS' Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
So what do we know about Sarah Hall Ingram? Well, we learned this in 2009:
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman has selected Sarah Hall Ingram as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division....

Ingram, who has served as Chief of Appeals for the past three years, previously served as TE/GE Deputy Commissioner from 2004-2006. Prior to that, she served as Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel for TE/GE, where she was responsible for providing legal services to TE/GE, as well as other parts of the IRS. Ingram began her career with the IRS in the former Tax Litigation Division in 1982.
Oh. So prior to that 2009 promotion, she got her previous promotion in 2004 -- under President George W. Bush. And she was hired when Ronald Reagan was president.

The only remotely scandalous story about her that I can find in the news archives is this story about large IRS bonuses, from 2004:
Last year, 25 senior executives in the [IRS chief] counsel's office received bonuses totaling $510,660, an average of $20,426. One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush.
Let me repeat that last sentence again:
One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush.
And in the Obama years, I see that Ingram showed her political bias by targeting a beloved right-wing institution: Harvard.
Harvard University President Drew Faust received $822,011 in salary and benefits in 2008, including travel expenses and the use of a home....

Harvard said in January that it's among about 40 institutions undergoing an audit as part of an IRS program to examine school finances. The federal agency is looking at how schools report income unrelated to their tax-exempt missions of teaching and research, and how officials are paid, said Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS commissioner of tax-exempt and government entities....
So, yeah, a lot of liberal bias there. Impeach!

1 comment:

Victor said...

You've got to understand how Conservatives think.

Just like they know that black shoe-polish stains white slacks, they think that just by being in close proximity to our Blackety-black-black President, she's now tainted.