Following up on a diary I wrote a few days ago regarding the IRS’s decision to issue a regulation so that states with federal exchanges — 34 total — would be eligible for subsidies (something the actual text of the Affordable Care Act does not allow), I came across this video of Issa grilling an IRS witness on the matter.
Turns out, the House Committees on Oversight & Government Reform and Ways & Means have been investigating the IRS’s illegal taxes for more than a year. Maybe it’s just me, but watching Issa confront this hem-hawing political appointee last August brought great satisfaction to me. If heads don’t really start to roll, I feel like I’m going to explode. It’s well worth seven minutes of your time to watch.
The Watercooler is always an open thread.