Lois Lerner To Retire


Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the scandal involving the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, is retiring. Lucky her. I wonder how much her taxpayer-funded pension is going to be.

Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal, is retiring, the agency confirmed Monday.

Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.

Lerner first disclosed the targeting at a law conference in May, when she was asked a planted question about IRS treatment of political groups. Less than two weeks later, she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, citing her constitutional right not to incriminate herself.

Republicans in Congress have repeatedly called for her to be fired. The IRS said in a statement that privacy laws prevented it from commenting further about an individual employee. (Read More)

Cross posted from The Lonely Conservative.

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  • Depends on how long she was in USG service (service to her political masters, more accurately) — she could end up with 70 percent of her current salary and that can be found by looking up the senior pay grade charts. It will be significant. Take that, American taxpayer.

  • I understand that she’ll return now to the first oldest profession …

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  • This is the second retiree involved and still no firings (or indictments). Anyone else get the impression that we’ll all die of old age before anyone is held responsible for this?

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