So much for Republicans running the government like a well-run business. It’s more like Adelphia:
But IRS Commissioner Mark Everson also said it’s a necessary part of Washington’s budget battles.
Everson disagreed that the program wastes taxpayer dollars. It’s necessary to use the private companies, he said, because hiring more IRS employees shows up on the federal budget as an expenditure. The budget doesn’t acknowledge the extra money that additional employees might collect.