The IRS came under fire Tuesday on Capitol Hill over fresh concerns that taxpayer information remains at risk from cyber attacks. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about cybersecurity, after a report from the Government Accountability Office flagged “significant” security issues — months after a breach that compromised the files of hundreds of thousands of taxpayers.
The federal government awarded over $5 billion to help states set up ObamaCare exchanges, with the vast majority – $4.6 billion – going to 16 states and Washington, D.C. But the GAO says much of that money has not been accounted for – and yet not returned, either. No one knows where it all went.
Taxpayers pay sky-high costs for subpar service at call centers — the ones that answer questions to the Internal Revenue Service about how much of one’s income has to be forked over to the government.
There’s a group of senate Democrats that are discussing ways to take aim at the heart of the new health care – the individual mandate.
“We’re looking at everything humanly possible. I’ve always had a concern and a problem with the mandate, that we were forcing it, basically saying by the law of the land you have to buy the product,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, told ABC News today. “But on the other hand, I know that’s been the lynchpin. I’m looking for flexibility any way I can.”