After Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel dismissed the idea that increased funding would solve the problems at the IRS, Rep. Jose Serrano responded, “Are you sure you don’t want any more money?” If this is a glimpse into a “spend-it-or-lose-it” culture in Washington, the question is how many other agencies are operating the same way?
Summer is the season for big budget blockbuster movies. Accordingly, Bankrupting America will review some of the latest and greatest budget busters in our new series, Debtflix as anticipation builds to the event of the summer: the debt ceiling. Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS spent $50 million on 220 conferences and a number of cheesy movies. What better way to kick off the season with an IRS marathon featuring the “Cupid Shuffle”?
After the recent scandals that have broken, revealing a government that has grown too large, should Attorney General Eric Holder be allowed to investigate his own department? Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins America's Newsroom on Fox News to discuss the issue.
The recent furloughs don't seem necessary when wasteful government spending could be cut in its place. Is this just a political move from Washington to try to win the messaging debate on the sequester cuts? Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins KRMS Morning Magazine to discuss the details.