FORMER IRS CHIEF CAUTIONS AGAINST AGENCY CUTS - November 27, 2017
Retired IRS Chief Koskinen Warns Against Agency Budget Cuts
By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive
Safe at home, fully retired with time to putter around the garden, former Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen is no longer under threat from congressional Republicans who demanded his impeachment.
In a wide-ranging interview with Government Executive on Nov. 21, the man President Obama brought in as a “Mr. Clean” to fix the beleaguered IRS expressed disappointment that the Senate appears poised to continue cutting the IRS, a habit of the Republican-controlled Congress he regularly warned against during his four years leading the tax agency.