Neal Barton's POV

IRS, out of control


POSTED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:01pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:40pm

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?

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They could still keep their own doctor deaf as you stated even if their own doctor was not in network. The (private) insurance company would pay their doctor what they would pay in-network doctors od as much as 10% less and they (the patient) would be responsible for the diff. That means it would be their (the patients) choice to either keep their own doctor or not.

With Obamacare, don, they must use in network doctors.

If your doctor is not inside the network you can't keep them (or pay a real lot more to go outside the network.)

“No matter how we reform health care,” Obama said in 2009, “we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”

And that was a freaking LIE. He said PERIOD. Not, 'well if you can afford the extra charges..".

Hope for change in 2014. If you don't like the economy vote Dems out!

Don.. I said "Putin has JUST ENOUGH TRUTH in his statement to have many believe it's all a CIA project."

Putin knew about ARPANET and planted the CIA angle.

See a great liar always has some truth in their statements, that is how they make it believable..

I guess you couldn't figure that out, right?

But Obama, not being a great liar, just tells flat lies, like 'you can keep your doctor.. you can keep your insurance' and the twit does not see how easy it is to be caught in a lie like that.

Who said they could NOT keep their own doctor deaf?

Well deaf, according to your own post, you show much more praise for a communist leader than you do our President which would make any reasonable person believe that you do support communism and communist.


pete says I'm a ' warped, bitter, condemning, militant, an anarchist, crude, lack compassion, are a narcissistic bully,"

And old don says I'm a 'commie supporter'...

Ad hominem is what little people do when they can't argue facts and you two guys do that with extreme consistency. And democrats do that alot to.

Hope for change in 2014. Vote dems out and let 'em find out what unemployment is all about.

Technically the IRS qualifies as parasitic and saprophytic, as they feed on a living or dead host. Ron Paul wanted to do away with the IRS, but KETK blocked coverage of him in 2008. Along with the rest of the media. They gave free face time to the "maverick". So you should probably thank Time Warner, NBC, CNN, and KETK for helping Obama get elected. That's what happens when media manipulates the primary process.

I agree completely with all you posted Dave. All Americans learned how manipulated the elections were after the GOP Primaries. Media is an enemy of this nation.

We know that deaf is a commie supporter by the statement he made.

"Putin has just enough truth in his statement to have many believe it".

idiot... ever hear of ARPANET? Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.

The network was initially funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense for use by its projects at universities and research laboratories in the US.

It is the forerunner of the INTERNET. And no doubt the CIA DID HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.

Now ain't that a gas...

Putin has just enough truth in his statement to have many believe it's all a CIA project.

Now here is the strangest thing....

In Texas to get a CHL license (Concealed Handgun License) you have to sign forms lettting the DPS check for FAILURE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES, DELINQUENT STUDENT LOANS, CHILD SUPPORT....

Now why can't the IRS, as a CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, force all IRS employees to PAY THEIR TAXES. And allow the IRS to check their tax returns.

I mean they do check everyone else's for failure to pay, right?

So this does not compute.. they should pay or be FIRED (and then pay!)

Joe Stack knew the IRS, and in my lifetime I have seen the harsh attacks against taxpaying citizens expand into virtually all of gov.. Face it, there is nothing to be gained attacking the poor, it's middle-class America who gets the "shakedown" when lawyers are too expensive to afford and gov. is too big to fight. We are the downtrodden, not the leaches on welfare or nowadays called all to often (disability)

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