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WATCHDOG EXCLUSIVE! IRS doles out $92 million in employee bonuses
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/16/13 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 05/17/2013 8:58:13 AM PDT by ColdOne

More than $92 million in bonuses averaging $5,500 per employee have been handed out by IRS executives to thousands of the tax agency’s employees since 2009, according to data obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The average annual salary of the employees receiving at least one bonus during the four-year period between 2009 and 2012 was slightly less than $94,000, indicating that the extra tax dollars mostly went to managers and executives eligible for performance-based incentives.

The IRS’s overall workforce includes more than 97,000 employees. According to the data, which the agency provided in response to the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act request, 16,910 of those named got at least a nominal bonus, including one in Ogden, Utah, who received two cents.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; govtabuse; irs; irsbrownshirts; obama

1 posted on 05/17/2013 8:58:13 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

WHY DO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GET ANY BONUSES AT ALL???????.............


2 posted on 05/17/2013 9:07:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Because they’re better people than we are, Citizen.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 9:08:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ColdOne

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

Socialism Is Legal Plunder

The Law Defends Plunder

But it does not always do this. Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder...

This legal plunder may be only an isolated stain among the legislative measures of the people. If so, it is best to wipe it out with a minimum of speeches and denunciations — and in spite of the uproar of the vested interests.

How to Identify Legal Plunder

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.

end excerpts from “The Law” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

TREASON - “acting”/appointed/entrenched unaccountable bureaucrats (socialists) elevating to TOTALITARIAN tactics for the powers that be when the time is right.

DISMANTLE the IRS.

TREASON - continuous, PRE-MEDITATED, agenda-driven, in-your-face, media-complicit, AGENCY-ABETTED, REPRESENTATIVE-DIRECTED, ongoing...

DEPOPULATE totalitarians from the body politic. DISMANTLE their system.

live - free - republic


4 posted on 05/17/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Red Badger

No bonuses for those evil Wall Street workers in the private sector but it’s A-OK for government employees to get them at taxpayer’s expense! Such hypocrisy.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 9:11:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ColdOne

Bonuses? For doing what??......oh yeah, guess we have an idea now don’t we.....


6 posted on 05/17/2013 9:13:18 AM PDT by uncitizen (Drip drip drip)
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To: ColdOne

It good to be the money changer until Jesus arrives.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 9:16:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Red Badger

“WHY DO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GET ANY BONUSES AT ALL???????.............”

Exactly my thought when I read the headline. THAT’s OUR money they are giving away FOR WHAT!?

Perhaps IF THEY were saving taxpayer money a slight incentive, but their focus is screwing us out of more to spend giving to deadbeats, and bonuses for the clique.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 9:29:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: Red Badger
Worse yet, performance-based incentives for IRS agents.

I'd love to see that particular metric.

9 posted on 05/17/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ColdOne

Twenty plus years serving in the U.S. Navy and I never received a bonus unless reenlistment bonus counts - but that was capped at $2000. (Obviously I wasn’t a critical rate!)


10 posted on 05/17/2013 9:31:07 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: bmwcyle

Their union already found their messiah.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 9:32:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ColdOne

Civil servants should not be getting bonuses period.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 9:33:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Badger

I was a government employee for many years and as far as I know absolutely no one in the bureaucracy got any kind of bonus....period. Of course this was at the county level. We always understood that government workers didn’t get bonuses.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Red Badger
WHY DO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GET ANY BONUSES AT ALL...

Because some excel compared to others at persecution and torment of TP groups, conservatives, patriots, constitutionalists.

Consider, not only was over $100,000 doled out to Sarah Ingram for her excellent results in the Cincinnati Tax-Empemption-approval department (2009-2012), but she was also given a promotion... to running the IRS department handling 0'care.

14 posted on 05/17/2013 9:37:49 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ColdOne

When the government freezes Fed pay you just give them bonuses!


15 posted on 05/17/2013 9:43:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Red Badger

Everything is backasswards. Our government is the most important activity in the life of the country. We should be paying top dollar to get the very best we can find. There is no job in private industry that should pay more. Our problem is how to prevent political hacks from being appointed and wasting our money.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 9:44:03 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ColdOne

QUOTE: “...16,910 of those named got at least a nominal bonus, including one in Ogden, Utah, who received two cents.”

=> $20 say the “two cents” guy is a registered Republican.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 9:44:39 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: ColdOne

Government bonuses? Excuse me, but government employees are supposed to work on a published and approved salaried basis.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 9:55:32 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Red Badger

Hold your tongue! To the stocks with you peasant.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 10:16:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Red Badger

Why do terrorists from foreign countries collect $100,000 in welfare? Because people are stupid enough to vote for liberals.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 12:19:54 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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