Kiss My Grits: IRS Can’t Find Its Receipts for a Conference on Which it Pissed Away $4mil!

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 10.09.02 AMGSA also blew a chunk of taxpayer money on a big conference/party, you’ll remember, but the $800,000 they spent is a drop in the bucket compared to the $4 million wasted by the IRS on its gala in Anaheim three years ago. And that $4 million is a drop in the bucket compared to the $50 million that the IRS flushed on conferences from 2010 to 2012. But the $4 million event deserves special attention, not just because the number’s so large but because, per CNN, America’s tax-enforcement branch apparently … doesn’t have all the receipts for it. Really. Watch to the end of the clip to see Cooper make a good point, too: This particular conference was held around the time they first started targeting tea partiers in the nonprofits division. While they were demanding reams of information from small groups, most of which have budgets under $25,000 a year, they were farting out millions of dollars you gave them with no serious attempt to account for how it was spent.

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