IRS, out of control
POSTED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:01pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:40pm
Tyler (KETK) — The IRS, the same outfit which sends threatening letters to U.S. citizens is not playing by the same rules.
It's the federal government, so knock me over with a feather.
From the Los Angeles Times:
The IRS paid a total of about $1.1 million in bonuses over about two years to more than 1,100 employees who had been disciplined for failing to pay their own taxes, according to an inspector general's report. Those employees also received awards of more than 10,000 hours of extra time off and 69 faster-than-normal pay grade increases. They were among more than 2,800 IRS employees during that period who got performance awards within one year of disciplinary action, such as suspensions or written reprimands, the report found.
The piece goes on to state the treasury's inspector general for tax administration noted the performance awards did not violate the law.
But he said "providing awards to employees who have been disciplined for failing to pay federal taxes appears to create a conflict with the IRS' charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration."
Remember, this is Lois Lerner. This is the stonewalling IRS, which looks to be a political hammer for the president and his enemies.
The vice president for the taxpayer's union said, "It just doesn't' seem in tune with the reality of any workforce, public or private, that more than half of them would get some kind of merit-based award."
Really? Out of control, and we're putting up with it.
That's my point of view, what's yours?