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Senator Rebukes IRS Over Decision To Reinstate 2013 Employee Bonuses
Fox News ^ | 2-4-2014 | Fox

Posted on 02/04/2014 5:31:34 AM PST by blam

Senator Rebukes IRS Over Decision To Reinstate 2013 Employee Bonuses

Published February 04, 2014
• FoxNews.com

The IRS' announcement Monday that it will pay cancelled 2013 bonuses has infuriated Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who wants to know why an agency with employees who “inappropriately” targeted conservative political groups would reinstate the rewards.

“The IRS is accused of targeting conservative groups, with many of its employees having conducted themselves in a manner inappropriate for government officials, and the agency decides to reinstate employee bonuses?” asked Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. “This is outrageous.”

The announcement was made by new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who said the performance bonuses were reinstated after agency employees repeatedly asked him about them during his first weeks on the job and after reaching a deal with the Union for Federal Employees.

The targeting scandal broke in spring 2013 when the agency revealed it had targeted for closer scrutiny Tea Party groups and other politically conservative organizations that were applying for tax-exempt status.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bonuses; democrats; scandal; unions
I don't like RINO Hatch but he's correct on this one.

Conservatives should keep this story on the front page until people are in jail.

1 posted on 02/04/2014 5:31:35 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Payback for keeping their mouths shut during the hearings. Good job!!! Barry loves ya man!


2 posted on 02/04/2014 5:35:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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Conservatives should keep this story on the front page until people are in jail.

The MSM is very busy reporting about Bridge-gate.

3 posted on 02/04/2014 5:35:32 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Flick Lives

Bump.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 5:36:54 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: blam

what the hell do government employees get a BONUS for anyway?

This is just a way to pay them more than the federal pay system allows for their ‘pay grade’


5 posted on 02/04/2014 5:38:46 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: blam

The discussion of the IRS crimes against the Republic should include the death penalty.

Who must die and who will be permitted to live for election crime, destruction of the most sacred of the peoples freedoms


6 posted on 02/04/2014 5:40:20 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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In the O’Reilly interview, Obama said “We have accountability all up and down the line.”

This is an example of it. /S


7 posted on 02/04/2014 5:43:48 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: blam

With the herd of RINOs running rampant in both houses of Congress, not a damned thing is going to happen to stop or even slow the continuing Abuses of Power committed by Obama and his Regime every day.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 5:44:28 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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Congress Took More Free Trips in 2013 Than in Any Year Since the Abramoff Reforms
9 posted on 02/04/2014 6:14:00 AM PST by blam
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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

http://www.usdebtclock.org

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml?id=60031

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/I.shtml

http://www.irs.gov


10 posted on 02/04/2014 6:20:38 AM PST by PGalt
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The discussion of the IRS crimes against the Republic should include the death penalty.

BUMP


11 posted on 02/04/2014 6:21:57 AM PST by PGalt
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To: blam

More empty rhetoric and symbolic gestures from a card-carrying member of the GOP-E Brigade.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 7:02:32 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: blam

No government employee should be getting a “bonus”.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 7:06:40 AM PST by The Great RJ
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Gee...I thought congresscritters decided how much money each government agency got to spend.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 7:09:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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Another day, another big, fat middle finger to Americans from that thing in the White House and his surrogates.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 7:10:54 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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Why are they getting "bonuses" in addition to their salaries when the country is trillions in debt and sinking fast?

Are we nuts? Instead, we should be cutting their salaries and eliminating positions. In fact, we should be eliminating the entire IRS!

But no. It's 'business as usual" in Crazy Land!

16 posted on 02/04/2014 8:38:15 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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