The official who ran the IRS office on tax-exempt organizations when the Tea Party was being targeted is now the director of the IRS office on Obamacare.
The IRS confirmed her position to ABC:
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.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
Yesterday, I acknowledged Grant as a more logical target than Steve Miller, the acting chief of the IRS who was forced out despite the fact that he was not in the position when the audits happened. Ingram should have been the first one out, but she still holds her position.
Several congressmen, including Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), have expressed concern that the IRS will be given free rein on Obamacare data. If the woman who let the targeting happen oversees the office handling such data, why should we think the results will be any different? They won't. The American people have lost any trust they might have had in the IRS, and rightly so.