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Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:12:07 PM »
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Re: Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 03:26:37 PM »
Congress has thrown tens of billions of dollars toward upgrading IRS IT systems for decades, to no avail.  Few of the IRS Service Center computer systems can talk to one another, but it is all exactly the way Congress said it should be, and was funded according to what the IRS said they needed.


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Re: Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 09:22:23 AM »
Congress has thrown tens of billions of dollars toward upgrading IRS IT systems for decades, to no avail.  Few of the IRS Service Center computer systems can talk to one another, but it is all exactly the way Congress said it should be, and was funded according to what the IRS said they needed.

When you buy your computers from "Rotten Rodney's Five Finger Discount Emporium" you may not get the best of product.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 09:44:40 AM »
I expect from here on, Government agencies will have the worst IT programs in the country.
 
The government has learned from the IRS that ignorance is bliss. The less they save the better.
 
Who would ever guess that the IRS could ever get away with, 'the dog ate my homework' excuse. But, so far, they are getting away with it.
 
When every aspect of government and the judiciary (and of course the news and media) becomes subverted and corrupt, then anything goes. There are no checks and balances anymore. Government people can do anything they want to do, and they know it.
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Re: Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 09:46:10 AM »
I expect from here on, Government agencies will have the worst IT programs in the country.
 
The government has learned from the IRS that ignorance is bliss. The less they save the better.
 
Who would ever guess that the IRS could ever get away with, 'the dog ate my homework' excuse. But, so far, they are getting away with it.
 
When every aspect of government and the judiciary (and of course the news and media) becomes subverted and corrupt, then anything goes. There are no checks and balances anymore. Government people can do anything they want to do, and they know it.


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Re: Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 10:01:43 AM »
When you buy your computers from "Rotten Rodney's Five Finger Discount Emporium" you may not get the best of product.

Not exactly....the time it takes to complete a "study" to identify the problem and specify a system is so long, that by the time the whole system is ordered and installed the technology is already out of date if not outright obsolete.  The VA has the same problem.  During one of the first Congressional hearings on the VA scandal, one of the witnesses showed up with printouts of a scheduling system that was produced in MSDOS!  We are talking pre-Windows software running on 100 Megabyte hard drives, and a great deal of disk-based software.

A lot of the problem is the gargantuan Federal procurement process that Congress has set up for these agencies.  It has good points and bad points, and many of the bad points involve unintended consequences.



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