I was gonna cut out the good parts of this and shorten it for you faithful5 but I couldn’t find a sentence I didn’t find fascinating, so here’s the whole piece. This one truly amazes me, it just doesn’t make sense, there must be another side to this story.
The Obama administration has quietly killed an IRS tax preparation program designed to help low-income and disadvantaged citizens, choosing instead to give millions of dollars to liberal groups for the same purpose.
Without fanfare, the administration has closed down the free walk-in services at hundreds of taxpayer assistance centers around the country.
Administration officials are now trying to steer the “face-to-face” help to volunteer community groups, some with political ties. But one undercover inspection of those groups in 2013 revealed a 49 percent error rate.
Enjoying bipartisan support, the tax centers had provided service to low-income and disabled citizens, rural dwellers and citizens not proficient in English. Workers earning $49,000 or less got free face-to-face help from IRS employees.
Funding was not an issue for the program. Unlike other parts…
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