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IRS Chief: No, We’re Not Facing Increased Threats

All of the reported anti-government rage and wingnut violence must be spawning an unprecedented backlash of threats against the Internal Revenue Service, right?  Nah:

During his speech Shulman said threats against the IRS have not risen despite media reports to the contrary. He disagreed that it has become more dangerous to work for the IRS following the February incident in which a disgruntled pilot flew his plane into the agency’s Austin, Texas office, killing one employee.

“There’s been a lot of stuff in the press around increased threats, which is actually inaccurate,” Shulman said. “What there has been is increased chatter on the Internet that has an anti-government sentiment.”

How long until Henry Waxman drags Shulman in front of some House committee to explain himself?


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