Grassley responds to report about IRS waste

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today made the following comment on a report released by the House Committee on Ways and Means on the IRS’ spending on priorities other than its essential roles of taxpayer service and fraud prevention, leading to what the agency itself called “abysmal” customer service this tax season.  Grassley is a senior member and former chairman of the Finance Committee, with Senate jurisdiction over the IRS, and a long-time watchdog of the IRS.  Grassley has highlighted IRS hours devoted to union activity and IRS employees who remained on the payroll for years without doing any work for the agency.

“No agency will ever have a limitless budget.  That’s the reality of being a taxpayer-funded operation.  Every agency has to get the most bang for the buck.  The IRS’ complaints about not having enough money to do its job fall flat when you look at the evidence of spending on other priorities.”

The Ways and Means Committee report is available here.