The defenders of the IRS (did I really write that? Are there really defenders of the IRS?) have taken to trotting out the (purely partisan) excuse for the agency’s many failings that it doesn’t have enough money to do its job, because that dastardly Congress keeps cutting its budget.
I suppose that the latest news won’t stop the IRS and its partisan defenders from making that claim, but when specific security recommendations were made four years ago, the IRS failed to implement those recommendations, and the result was the recently revealed large-scale identity theft from the IRS’ own records, I don’t see how poormouthing is really an excuse.
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