Rep. Trey Gowdy with tears tells IRS employees its a "cultural systemic character moral issue" (all city state county federal

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:13.

Gowdy's voice cracked when he told the story of one of his secretaries, who came into his office after hours to borrow some money.

"She kept apologizing for having to do it. She kept saying, 'I'll pay you back. I'll pay you back.' And at exactly the same time that young government employee, single mom was borrowing money for a child's birthday present, other government employees were staying in $3,500 a night rooms. Other government employees were spending more money on promotional materials than that young women makes in a year."

The reason for that, Gowdy implied, is that while IRS agents were staying in lavish rooms and paying keynote speakers $17,000, some government workers — including law enforcement officers and teachers — across the country were being furloughed.

"This is not a training issue," Gowdy said told George, adding that it can't be fixed by another training session. "It strikes me as a cultural systemic, character, moral issue."

Published on Jun 6, 2013 Rep. Gowdy discusses how IRS spending on conferences is not a question of training, but a moral and character issue.



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