Where are the Centers for Disease Control and their QUARANTINE! tape when you need then the most. The reason? Well, there’s a wild virus afoot at the IRS and it’s killing off computers at an unprecedented rate.
First, it was Lois Lerner’s computer. Then it was the IRS’ email servers. Then it was the email backup tapes.
And today!! Well, it’s still running rampant.
IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.
There may be 20 or less computers involved in the crashes, but they all seem to be connected to Lois Lerner’s email chain.
It appears that the IRS thinks there’s not much to be concerned about since there are less than 20 “crash victims.” Actually, we’d take umbrage at that declaration. There may be less than 20 computers that have been corrupted, but there are well over 300,000,000 victims. That’s three hundred million. As in the entire population of legal US citizens not currently employed by the IRS.
Let’s be real clear. If you owned a business and a unit of the Federal Government was investigating your business and you told them that you only kept your email backup tapes for six months, you’d to to jail. As in as close to “instantly” as you can imagine. The IRS will, of course, get a pass.