Skip to comments.Questions raised about IRS executive travel
Posted on 07/24/2013 11:21:18 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
A new report by the inspector general of the IRS found that a small group of top executives at the IRS ran up "extremely high travel expenses" in recent years, with some basically commuting each week to work in Washington, D.C. by plane from around the nation.
"In some cases, the travel days exceeded the number of business days due to employees remaining in travel status during the weekends and holidays," the report said.
An IRS source told me the most frequent travelers were four different officials inside the tax agency who "work" in Washington, at IRS headquarters, but actually live in Dallas, Minneapolis and Atlanta.
n other words, they would fly weekly to and from Washington, D.C. by plane, and then bill the taxpayer for that travel and their extended stay in D.C. - and it is not a temporary situation, but has been going on for years.
One IRS official, labeled "Executive B" in the report, traveled to Washington, D.C. a total of 282 days in Fiscal Year 2012, claiming almost $127,000 in travel costs. (That's $450/day if you do the math.)
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Surprise, surprise, surprise.
While we have to work hard and even tap into savings to pay our taxes, IRS employees spend our money on lavish travel, conferences and get paid bonuses and will get not so much as a slap on the wrist for wasting the taxpayer’s money. It is time Congress clean up this mess starting by firing some of these IRS officials, eliminating bones and reducing IRS budgets.
Meanwhile, Pelosi and Panetta refused to contribute to this article!
Hey! These are entitled “public servants”! We should thank them and then give them a pay raise! They are working for “us” you know!