Skip to comments.Guess Who's Getting $70 Million in Bonuses?
Posted on 06/19/2013 6:47:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
Despite being under heavy scrutiny from both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill and all over the country for inappropriately targeting conservative groups, IRS employees are about to receive $70 million in bonuses.
The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees' union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive from the White House budget office.
The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner.
"The IRS always claims to be short on resources," Grassley said. "But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration."And how is this even possible? Through unions and government bureaucracy.
Office of Management and Budget "guidance directs that agencies should not pay discretionary monetary awards at this time, unless legally required," IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge said in a statement. "IRS is under a legal obligation to comply with its collective bargaining agreement, which specifies the terms by which awards are paid to bargaining-unit employees."
Eldridge, however, would not say whether the IRS believes it is contractually obligated to pay the bonuses.
"In accordance with OMB guidance, the IRS is actively engaged with NTEU on these matters in recognition of our current budgetary constraints," Eldridge said.
The National Treasury Employees Union did not respond to requests for comment.
Reward for persecuting conservatives.
They have barely begun to bone-us. Just wait.
IN YOUR FACE, AMERICA!
They should all be canceled permanently.
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There may well be a legally binding agreement to pay those bonuses to the bargaining unit, but I'd say the law clearly prohibits using that deal as an excuse to pay any of the bonuses to the higher levels in jobs which are marked as CONFIDENTIAL.
It's also those higher level employees who did all the application reviews, and engaged in the skullduggery. One guy stands up in the Senate and condemns bonuses for the top staff ought to be all it takes.
Remember, the 1% crowd is still not all that popular anyway, and certainly the IRS 1% crowd is lower than whale ...., right?
We. Are. F**ked. This is nothing but BS!
How Public Employee Unions are even allowed under RICO and Racketeering Statutes is beyond disgusting.
FIRE EVERY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE, and let's re-hire those who can stand on Merit, and FORBID Public Employees to join a Union Extortion Mob.
I hate loathe and detest the IRS. Last line was so perfect.
More like raped!
Actually you are spot on.
This is insanity. How can these people be allowed to unionize? They work for us.
Does anyone know what’s going on regarding any further inverstigations? Are they bringing back the lady that took the 5th?
Shouldn’t we the investors get to vote on any bonuses?
“Shouldnt we the investors get to vote on any bonuses?”
We do, every second November.
I cannot guarantee universal voter fraud on a large scale, although there is evidence of it, but I do feel there was voter suppression. I don’t have much faith in the November results being accurate anymore.
Is it really a bonus or is it commission.