McKinney Says IRS Controversy Points to Need for CT Inspector General

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Disclosures that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for federal tax audits point to the need for an inspector general at the state level, says Connecticut Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield.

\"mckinney\"McKinney, the state Senate\’s Republican leader, applauded  J. Russell George, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration who helped bring the IRS matter to light.

\”Every day we read about government becoming more secretive, more political, and less accountable to the public,\’\’ McKinney said. \”An Office of Inspector General helps to ensure government transparency and make sure your hard-earned tax dollars are being spent wisely.\”

McKinney has proposed creating a state office of inspector general in every legislative session for nearly a decade; he is raising the issue again this year.

His proposal would create a state Office of Inspector General, which would have the authority to conduct audits and investigations into all facets of state government. The office would be empowered to directly access all records of state agencies, subpoena information and documents; administer oaths when taking testimony, and receive and respond to complaints from agency employees, whose confidentiality would be protected.

To protect the integrity and impartiality of the office, Sen. McKinney has recommended the state inspector general be appointed by the Auditors of Public Accounts from a list provided by a bipartisan legislative group.

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12 thoughts on “McKinney Says IRS Controversy Points to Need for CT Inspector General

  1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    Happy tax freedom day Connecticut! We’re the last state in the union to get there thanks to our liberal friends. Another honor comes our way.

    Well done. Keep voting mentally defective Democrats into office and well be broke before you know it.

  2. A Great Day

    I don’t see what the big deal is. This way the government can monitor the evil the Koch Brothers do and their puppet politicians. The teabaggers are doing everything they can to harass and cast President Obama in a bad light. Why don’t they stop criticizing him and try to help him make the country better?

    1. Johngaltwhereru

      Republicans can’t try to help Obama make the Country better because Obama told them they have to ride in the back of the bus because he won. Remember?

      Republicans have no power to help make the Country better because Republican passed House bills never get voted on in the Democrat controlled Senate. Remember?

      As for the rest of your post, you are a moron.

      1. Bill

        Johngalt…and to think this is how I once looked at things. I’m glad I had an epiphany recently. Kim doesn’t believe me when I say that the conservative in my has come rip roaring out of the closet with a tad of Libertarianism to boot.

        Are you with me on this one?

        The democrats are getting a taste of their own bitter medicine. Hillary “what-difference-does-it-matter” Clinton is finished. I’m not surprised the IRS was used for political purposes.

        I once ran in a 5k road race called the Tax Track after April 15 and I was awarded 1st price in most original outfit and the then chief CT IRS director passed out my prize money and I quipped as we shook hands, “It’s always nice to shake hands with the most powerful person in Connecticut.” He just smiled.

        1. Kim

          can’t make it 5 minutes without thinking of me can you gollum billy? Such a lonely, obsessed creature

          1. Bill

            so you think a great day is me? it seems that you can’t stop finding me everywhere. It seems that a little reverse psychology is in order.

            first, no, that poster is not me. 2nd, stop looking for me it seems you have developed a fascination for me.

            maybe all that men’s room stuff had a little inadvertent truth associated with it, Kim?

            Did you ever tell your wife that you once begged Carl Solomon to give you a blow job a few years back? does she know about this?

          2. Kim

            nope – I think Bill is you. And Bill was talking to JohnGalt and you couldn’t resist bringing me into the discussion: “Kim doesn’t believe me when I say that the conservative in my has come rip roaring out of the closet with a tad of Libertarianism to boot”.

            My statement stands: t make it 5 minutes without thinking of me can you gollum billy? Such a lonely, obsessed creature

          3. Midas Mulligan

            Kim, but did you ever tell your wife that a few years ago, you asked Carl Solomon for days on end to give you a blow job. You only ceased with that disgusting refrain after I did a mock-up profile on you.

            Did you ever tell your wife that little tidbit? You don’t want to answer, do you? I will answer for you. No, you didn’t tell here because you would have been ashamed of your own online behavior.

          4. Kim

            you’re a legend in your own mind, gollum bill. Such a pathetic, lonely creature with one obsession – me.

          5. Midas Mulligan

            Kim:

            Answer my question. Are you afraid that you will look different in front of your fellow poster friends? Of course you are.

            What a piece of work you are. Retarded retiree.

          6. Kim

            yet another lie in less than 3 hours. I thought you weren’t going to respond to my ‘foolishness’ any longer, gollum billy?

            can’t make it 5 minutes without thinking of me can you gollum billy? Such a lonely, obsessed creature

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