In the 28th edition of The Grover Norquist Show, ATR President Grover Norquist discusses the latest IRS news with Policy Fellow Alex Hendrie. Since it was revealed that the IRS targeted conservative non-profits under the leadership of Lois Lerner, investigators have uncovered concerning stories of lost emails, destroyed hard drives, and Lerner’s contempt for conservative and tea party groups.
While this scandal epitomises the toxic culture of the IRS, the agency has also failed to serve taxpayers in many other ways. Last week, it was revealed that the personal information of over 330,000 taxpayers was hacked in May. The agency had been warned to strengthen protection of taxpayer data seven times by watchdog groups since 2007 but failed to implement almost 50 recommendations. Clearly, the IRS is an agency in need of major reform. See the podcast here.