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IRS Awards Employees $70 Million in Bonuses
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 June 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/24/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT by John Semmens

Despite the fact that the federal budget sequester does not provide funds for bonuses, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel has agreed with the employees’ union to pay $70 million in bonuses.

“As you may know from reading the papers, many of the Agency’s employees went above and beyond the law to implement President Obama’s wishes regarding intensified scrutiny of dubious political groups,” Werfel said. “We feel that this kind of pro-active mindset is worthy of extra recognition and extra compensation as a way of motivating the desired work ethic among the Agency’s personnel.”

A research paper prepared by Andreas Madestam (Stockholm University), Daniel Shoag and David Yanagizawa-Drott (Harvard Kennedy School) confirmed Werfel’s assessment of the IRS’s effectiveness, concluding that “the difficulties faced by TEA Party activists may have sufficiently blunted their impact in the 2012 elections and could possibly have been large enough to have enabled the reelection of President Obama.”

The announcement of the bonuses didn’t sit well with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the IRS. “Given the IRS’s constant complaints about being short of resources I don’t see how they can go beyond the budget allocated to them under the sequester,” Grassley wondered.

Werfel agreed that “Senator Grassley is free to wonder all he wants, but we will do whatever we deem necessary to maintain the effectiveness and morale of the Agency.” Werfel hinted that should Grassley proceed to do more than wonder “the IRS has the tools to defend itself from unwanted interference.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2013/06/21/congressman-demands-more-balanced-campaign-against-terrorism/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: irs; irsbonuses; irsscandals; obama; satire; tyranny

1 posted on 06/24/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Obama ordered his IRS to rig the election of 2012 for Obama and democrats/socialists in the Senate. Obama also used other gov agencies to rig the election. Why isn’t anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obama’s resignation.

Obama’s IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started The IRS stole the election. We no longer live in a free country

IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3026441/posts?page=1

government can’t be trusted

liberals/democrats trust government and love gov


2 posted on 06/24/2013 9:29:39 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: John Semmens

This is sickening. Reagan would have cleaned the place up and fired the Unions!


3 posted on 06/24/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: John Semmens

Hush money? Just askin’


4 posted on 06/24/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: John Semmens

rewards for the good little Nazis


5 posted on 06/24/2013 10:14:02 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: John Semmens

Seems to me, a private sector employee, that the UNUSUAL benefit of having a pension should far outweigh the need to ever have a bonus.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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