Unnamed IRS Employee: ‘There Has to Be a Directive.’

by Jim Geraghty

Sean Higgins notices a quote from a Washington Post article about the IRS office in Cincinnati:

“We’re not political,” said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.

The big guys blaming the underlings is an old, old story in Washington. And everywhere else, come to think of it.


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