Skip to comments.IRS Awards Employees $70 Million in Bonuses
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 Agencys employees went above and beyond the law to implement President Obamas 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 Agencys personnel.
A research paper prepared by Andreas Madestam (Stockholm University), Daniel Shoag and David Yanagizawa-Drott (Harvard Kennedy School) confirmed Werfels assessment of the IRSs 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 didnt sit well with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the IRS. Given the IRSs constant complaints about being short of resources I dont 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.
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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 isnt anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obamas resignation.
Obamas 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
government cant be trusted
liberals/democrats trust government and love gov
This is sickening. Reagan would have cleaned the place up and fired the Unions!
Hush money? Just askin’
rewards for the good little Nazis
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.
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