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IRS Hearings II: The Steve Miller Band Plays On - Live Stream

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He's back to reprise his role as stoic 'I know nuffin' scapegoat. Former IRS boss Steve Miller faces a second round of truth-seeking, grand-standing, and extended questioning at today's Senate hearing on the IRS debacle. Scheduled to start at 10ET, Miller will be joined by Russell George (the IRS IG - full report here) and former IRS commissioner Doug Shulman. Grab the popcorn...



Mr. Steven T. Miller, Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
The Honorable J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, United States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC
The Honorable Douglas Shulman, Former IRS Commissioner, Washington, DC


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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:01 | 3583737 MFLTucson
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Why isnt this piece of shit in shackles?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:05 | 3583756 smlbizman
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more like steve millerbergstein.......

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:13 | 3583792 AlaricBalth
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 "He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes"

 Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:15 | 3583807 tip e. canoe
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nice one

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:27 | 3583865 I am more equal...
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Its the Sitcom approach in public relations.  Sergeant Schultz, the bumbling IRS guard, knows nothing...nothing.


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:48 | 3583959 General Decline
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Could you please hold the circus for one moment while I grab my loaf of bread?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:57 | 3584010 Jumbotron
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AAaand....this just in as well.....CIA was involved in Benghazi.  Looks like there was an Iran-Contra style thing going on.....and people were honored for it........



Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:03 | 3584028 Chupacabra-322
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We do not need any more Political Therater headings.

Arrests, trials, convictions & executions.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:15 | 3584085 I am more equal...
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Motion seconded.  The I's are unanimous.  Proceed with extreme prejudice.  

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:33 | 3584150 Colonel Klink
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It's because men at the top like me, tell them to know nothing.



Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:43 | 3584212 overmedicatedun...
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having read the comments section seems nothing came of this historic meeting..nobody going to jail another corzine moment to keep us sheep knowing this country ain't for us, it's owned by them.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:27 | 3583868 tarsubil
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Steve is a bird man. He's got to fly free. Fly, Steve, fly. Be free!

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:04 | 3584033 A Nanny Moose
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Well played.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:15 | 3583808 smlbizman
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im am sure the folks in oklahoma are very comforted knowing these fucks feel for them.....

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:28 | 3583869 Stoploss
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Surely someone has had the temerity to remove these peoples families into tight lockdown?

When you steal from 60-70 mil,  er, 30 million people, some body's bound to be pissed..

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:34 | 3583896 chumbawamba
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Miller is the third most common Jewish surname in America.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:46 | 3583948 tango
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And your point is?  Seriously, what in the hell are you jabbering about?  In the 21st century who cares what somebody's religion is?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:54 | 3583991 General Decline
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Well, the MSM makes it a point to highlight the religion of so called Islamic extremists on a daily basis. But you're right... Nobody cares.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 14:38 | 3584877 tip e. canoe
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how 'bout Russo?

(check out the pregnant pause at 3:25)

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:09 | 3583784 insanelysane
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These groups were applying for a legal status which would enable them to not have to disclose their donors so we asked them for their donor list up front.

Also, to make the licensing process a little more difficult, we decided to ask them to provide us a list of future meeting minutes, future donors, and future twitter and facebook posts.


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:13 | 3583798 Lebensphilosoph
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You wanna know what happened to my attempts to start a charity that serves tea to homeless people?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:32 | 3583888 ebworthen
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They wanted to tax your tea, your cream & sugar, and the sliding scale perceived value of the services to the homeless?

Were the I.R.S. agents wearing King George era lobster uniforms or were they disguised in dark suits?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:10 | 3583787 TeamDepends
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Go on take the money and run

Woo hoo hoo!!!

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:18 | 3583821 skm
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You know, Moe, my mom once said something that really stuck with me. She said, `Homer, you're a big disappointment,' and God bless her soul, she was really onto something. --Homer Simpson

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:22 | 3583839 insanelysane
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When we would do the opposite of what our mom told us, she would say, "Go to hell your own way."

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:24 | 3583851 Dr. Engali
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That's a funny one. Over the past five years we've seen trillions stolen right in front of our eyes, we've watched a bundler for Obama crash his firm and disappear 1.6 billion, we've seen more in your face corruption than I've seen in my 50 years of life. All of this and not one person in jail,and you think this guy would be put in shackles? The only way anybody will be held accountable is if the people finally say enough and drag their asses into the streets.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:32 | 3583882 Agent P
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This is not a game, it is a scrimmage; merely the defense playing the offense.  After they play, they all go back to the same locker room.  Shackles are reserved for the other exceptions.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:08 | 3584055 General Decline
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Wow. Nicely said. May I have permission to reprint that? A little long for a bumper sticker but I think it would fit on an XL t shirt.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:16 | 3584088 Chupacabra-322
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@ Dr. Engali,

It's not corruption. You're using the wrong C word. Is Criminal.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:03 | 3583745 q99x2
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Get him in a headlock until he says, "Obama."

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:04 | 3583752 Goldenballs
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As the Steve Miller Band record goes " My Dark Hour ",reopen Alcatraz with him as the first guest.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:11 | 3583767 buzzsaw99
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the irs went easy on turbo timmy then played hard ball with the tea baggers. it is a merely a political tool now.


btw i think owebama is in town. Maybe he brought a bag of free money with him?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:13 | 3583800 insanelysane
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Starting to feel badly for the prez.  Based on recent admissions by the big house staff, the handlers just lead him around and force him to read from the teleprompters whatever they have written for him.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:21 | 3583835 Agent P
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Yeah, but then he gets a Scooby Snack, so don't feel too bad for him.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:07 | 3583769 Bearwagon
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Okay, let the band play on: Steve Miller Band, Jet Airliner  (says it all)

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:09 | 3583781 edb5s
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Honorable my ass

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:32 | 3584143 Colonel Klink
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Exactly!  There's nothing honorable about these men.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:11 | 3583789 Jim B
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Testimony summary.....  I don't recall, I don't remember, I wasn't involved. I don't know, I don't remember, I wasn't involved. I don't know.....


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:47 | 3583954 tango
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The actors of this administration seem to delight in advertising their ignorace of situations under their watch.  It is utterly astounding and something that would have had the WP and NYT putting out special editions under poor old Bush. 

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:12 | 3583790 orangegeek
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Orville Redenbacher time!!!!!


Miller is a fucking pathalogical liar - those tumors must be getting bigger.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:14 | 3583803 tip e. canoe
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thread music:

time keeps on slippin'...

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:14 | 3583806 fuu
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Abracadabra bitchez!

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:21 | 3583834 Lebensphilosoph
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We're gonna reach out and grab ya.


Should be the IRS motto.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:15 | 3583811 SheepDog-One
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Watch this, or over under the other bigtop we've got the chainsaw juggling clownshow spectacle of the 100+ Miracle DOW Troupe performing.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:20 | 3583827 847328_3527
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"American people deserve to know the truth."


Since when?

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:20 | 3583830 SeanJKerrigan
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I'm not going to lie. I read this headline literally. Honestly, after Stephen Colbert was accosted for making a mockery of those dignified and honorable Congress people, nothing suprises me anymore. I have moved beyond all semblence of being able to detect fact from parody because nothing is unbelievable anymore. :(

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:01 | 3584024 CaptainSpaulding
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Try Netflix. No parodys, Just fine cinema

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:22 | 3583840 Bastiat
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Designated bagholder, less than plausible.  Let's have the one who ran the operation-under oath.  Special prosecutor time.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:22 | 3583842 foodstampbarry
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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:23 | 3583848 MyBrothersKeeper
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The ultimate Miller song for this guy is "The Joker"

"......people talkin about me baby, say i'm doing you wrong............but don't worry, don't worry now baby..................

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:25 | 3583858 Bearwagon
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That ain't bad, too. ;-)

But I'll stick with "Jet Airliner" ....

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:59 | 3584015 insanelysane
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Used to work with a guy that had Space Cowboy on his hard hat.  Always made sure to work a safe distance from him.  Then I went to college and got educated so the govmint could steal half my labor.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:27 | 3583867 ebworthen
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"If it weren't for a career in government at the I.R.S. bilking people of their money and persecuting select political groups I would be a creepy gynecologist with my hands in your Women's junk - so be thankful and quit asking me questions."

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:01 | 3584294 Blues Traveler
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he is a def. creeper...he rubs his wiener as deviant acts of stalking/harassing/intimidating people who believe Constitution.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:40 | 3583870 Downtoolong
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I hear the SEC is waiting in the hallway with a proposed settlement for deferred prosecution and a $100 million fine.

It's a long shot. But hey, money is money, and as both George Costanza and Lloyd Blankfein once said of themselves, "This is what I do."



Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:29 | 3583873 IridiumRebel
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Fucking stupid Tornado. Kill kids and take the focus from our whore media during this IRS scandal. 

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:56 | 3583891 fuu
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Miller still has no prepared remarks from IRS to read, but he is sorry for the poor customer service.

Douglas Shulman would really like to emphasize that the IRS collects the revenue needed to fund the government.

Huh, there are only 90,000 IRS employees.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:38 | 3583911 Seasmoke
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i actually like this guy.......they can say whatever they want to him.......and he truly does not give a shit

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:46 | 3583944 realitybiter
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1)  No one who has great aspirations would ever work for the IRS.  Can anyone name anyone that was a hotshot at the IRS that is now welling their memoirs?


If it were a company, having to succeed based on its abilities it would fail epicly.

2)  We are idiots if we think that putting 90,000 of these folks together will produce anything other than disgust and frustration.  All they do is poorly execute laws, written by:

3) Corporations larger than the IRS.  GE has nearly 300,000 employees.  Do you really think that their thousand tax lawyers weren't involved in every single aspect of the the tax code?  Including BOcare?

All citizens should be disgusted with this and acting lawfully, starve this POS.


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:46 | 3583947 Pangasius
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Who is thhe creepy guy making eyeballs behind Orrin Hatch? I love it!

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:48 | 3583960 PoliticalRefuge...
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Haha.. Hatch asking Schulman why he didn't inform congress.. translation.. Congress was in the dark so they didn't do anything then- (altho they all knew in 2011 this was going on)- in other words this is theater designed for soundbites and exonerating the true criminal class which is always the same people......

"Why didn't you tell us?"
what a farce.

oh good Debbie Socialist from Minn. is now hogging the camera and acting incensed.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:02 | 3584026 machineh
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From Reuters:

Some Democrats ... have noted the IRS was headed by Shulman - an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush - during the period in question. Shulman has, however, donated to Democrats.

Doh ... ever heard the stereotype about the group that 'earns like Episcopalians, but votes like Puerto Ricans'?

Maybe it ain't a stereotype ...

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:49 | 3583964 F. Bastiat
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Repealing the 16th and 17th amendments seems a wise choice at this point.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:50 | 3583972 PoliticalRefuge...
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Looks like Grassley is at the plate, expect a sacrifice bunt.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:51 | 3583973 Clowns on Acid
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Pass a Flat Tax and 85,000 of the 90,000 bitchez go home. Even Turbo Timmy can use his calculator and multiply by .20.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:56 | 3584001 Seasmoke
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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:53 | 3583983 Seasmoke
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that guy behind Grassley, is getting PISSED !!

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:54 | 3583995 PoliticalRefuge...
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might as well put a mirror in Dracula's bedroom than offer a flat tax to these criminals, last thing they want is to lose the control ambiguous tax laws create.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:18 | 3584093 kralizec
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Another fine example of why dueling should never have gotten out of style...littering the steps of the Capitol will corpses would go a long way to restoring constitutional checks and balances to the system.

Oh well, too late for that...the path toward economic collapse and civil war is inescapable, they'll be lots of killin' going on soon enough...

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:26 | 3584123 Hedgetard55
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Dude looks like Moe Green from the Godfather. I'm expecting a round through his eyeglasses any second.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:04 | 3584305 Fuku Ben
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The dishonourable cocksuckers sitting across the table from him don't have the balls

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:44 | 3584224 superdave
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Nothing to see here people, move on.  How many congressional hearings since 2008 & how many crooks have gone to jail? Zero, Zilch!  Exactly!  They'll make a lot of racket and hand out a slap on the wrist, like always.  Nothing will change.  Get over it!  Get out of the system & get your ass out of dodge. The Shit will hit the fan and a lot sooner than you think!  

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:45 | 3584227 Debt Slave
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What a waste of time. A few peons will be fired and then all will be forgotten. Meanwhile the massive debt asteroid is still hurtling toward planet Earth.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:46 | 3584230 Clashfan
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He looks to me like a member of a certain, um, ethnic? group.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:51 | 3584255 Debt Slave
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After a while, certain truths are self evident.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:56 | 3584273 overmedicatedun...
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ethnic group, you are trending on thin ice - Irish no doubt , his family changed thier last name to avoid problems in government and finance.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:05 | 3584312 Blankenstein
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Hey Shulman - You were the boss and it was on your watch.  It is your fault because it was your job to know what was going on.   You know it too, because you are sweating.  Loser  

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:18 | 3584363 loveyajimbo
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Why waste time with this arrogant maggot?  Bring on Ingram and Lerner... preferrably in chains and ball gags...

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:20 | 3584376 DOT
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Now they go off to learn what "x %" means.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:21 | 3584382 PiltdownMan
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And ... nothing will happen. Pure Kabuki theatre.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 14:22 | 3584824 Dr. Acula
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If he knows jack shit, you must acquit!


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 16:15 | 3585093 Don Diego
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Highly placed official in finance-related agency....check

Armenoid nose....check

Thick dark hair......check

Last name ending in -er..... check




Tue, 05/21/2013 - 21:44 | 3586300 cornflakesdisease
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Take the money and run!

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