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Right off the bat right off the bat and again is about the IRS.
Now under scrutiny for spending fifty million dollars on employee conference says.
Between 2010 and 2012 we of that.
Now almost infamous dance video that we'll be showing copious amounts of it and -- next few minutes joining us now from Capitol Hill is Republican congressman.
From North Carolina Patrick McHenry -- on the oversight committee that we'll have a hearing about this on Thursday with that committee chairman Darrell ice up.
But we -- you have heard from the acting commissioner -- did -- -- -- about this saying.
This is already under control spending on these conference -- is already down 87%.
So why focus on it now.
Well because we need to make sure this never happens again the fact is that they propagated this this these types of lavish spending.
At a time we had unemployment nearly 10%.
We need to make sure the policy change -- that this can never happen again.
Even without the public public shaming.
That it seems that some of these agencies need in order to be back in control of our taxpayer dollars.
-- -- -- talk about public shaming even senator Chuck Schumer has called this outrageous.
-- you about last year we had the head of the general services agency again.
For the got him resign because of that lavish conference it was out near Las Vegas the now famous photo of him sit -- -- hot top -- -- some red watch.
So why hasn't there been.
Greater screw even greater scrutiny.
On all of the government agencies and they're spending and I guess how many more cockroaches are there to come out of the woodwork not just with the IRS.
Well I'm I'm sure there -- a lot more but we need to get to the bottom that.
When you're talking about GSA that that conference was 820000.
Ridiculous -- that expense but this RS conference was four million dollars.
An average price of about 15100 dollars per person.
In deeply concerning and they didn't even follow the proper protocols on negotiating prices.
-- for around for this conference luck.
Even weddings you negotiate.
Prices and a government conference with taxpayer dollars we need to make sure that.
We negotiate for the best rates for our.
Are taxpayers committed until -- government is significantly smaller we do in to see this happen over and over and over again.
Well and tell look -- is power is is checked in less and Intel was the government's power is -- but.
They -- with remember the time frame that this stuff occurred.
It was when you had.
In power in both the house and it's and it was super majorities and that same party in the White House.
Then unchecked power and -- -- government bureaucrats thinking they can run -- it was their field day.
To spend freely in this is what.
My constituents back and western North Carolina bring up they said -- work.
We're we're OK paying taxes right as long as it's been officially and effectively and they don't see that but isn't it.
More worth some what was going on about the targeting of conservative groups -- again.
Congressional Republicans coming out with information from two IRS agents saying that their orders.
Into the Cincinnati office did come directly from Washington should we be more concerned about -- Well I think they go hand in hand and an agency that thought they could spend freely and have no oversight.
Is also an agency who thinks they can target.
Particular groups because they don't like their political philosophy.
The point on all of these things as we need to know.
Who made orders who made the directive and where it came from whether it's a targeting for the spending.
We need to get to the bottom of it and we don't need to jump to conclusions and -- we have the full facts of the case.
No matter how long that takes I think that's -- American people deserve and that the real facts congressman great to say thank you so much congressman Patrick McHenry take care.
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