Skip to comments.Embattled IRS plans employee bonuses for 2013 work to ‘boost morale’
Posted on 02/04/2014 12:00:25 PM PST by massmike
Citing the need to boost employee morale, the Internal Revenue Services new commissioner said Monday that he will pay out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees, reversing a decision his predecessor made to save money amid the sequester budget cuts and other belt-tightening last year.
The agency remains under fire for targeting tea party groups, but Commissioner John Koskinen said the bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees in a time of cutbacks.
The move didnt sit well with congressional critics who have been stupefied by the agencys targeting of tea party groups and, more recently, proposed rules to crack down on an even broader class of political activities by tax-exempt groups.
Its hard to think of a group of people less deserving of bonuses than IRS employees. Frankly, this is outrageous, said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee.
He said while not every IRS worker was involved in the tea party targeting, it sends a wrong signal to reward the agency.
Mr. Koskinen is slated to appear on Capitol Hill for an oversight hearing Wednesday.
Its not clear where IRS officials found the money to pay for the bonuses, given last years tight budget.
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Why don’t they just give out free xanax so they can feel good about themselves and have high self-esteem. Lot’s cheaper.
Heck just give ‘em the Treasury Department .... uh uh ... wait a cotton picken’ minute thar ... They already have that.
Like Islam, the IRS will confiscate the homes of
Conservatives and whatever religions it does not like,
and because it is fungible, give the assets
to its employees, who have broken the US Constitution
and have lied and taken the 5th before Congress.
If necessary, the children will be killed by ObamaCARE.
What could possibly go wrong?
Not a smidgeon of corruption there. Nope, not even.
I’d like some X, or some Oxy, or something like that. Heck, I’d even settle for a supply of Valium...
Hanging them would make for some fun IRS parties.
Louis Lerner could have the first swing at the conservative pinata.
Ya gotta pay and immunize your jackboots, if ya want to continue to build your police state Socialist tyranny.
Ceterum autem censeo IRS esse delendam.
Speaking of the IRS, is anyone else having problems with the “where’s my refund” portion of the site?
The namesake of the Cato Institute.
You didn’t blow the cover up so here is your bonus. Yep the system works for the demoRats.
DOUBLING DOWN AGAIN so this criminal regime can establish their servant’s loyalty.
A free copy of Mein Kampf or Mao’s little red book would surely cheer them up.
Doesn’t sound to me like they are the least bit uncomfortable.
While I loathe and detest the lying and perjury that they do, I will not condemn them because they availed themselves of the 5th Amendment.
The 5th is good.