IRS to pay $70M in Employee Bonuses Despite an Obama Administration Directive to Cancel Discretionary Bonuses

 

The rules do not apply to the IRS …

And the hits keep on coming from the IRS. According to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa the IRS  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. Sequestration has caused many government agencies and departments to furlough employees, but not the IRS, they get bonuses. Of course this probably has nothing to do with the fact that the IRS is in charge of enforcing Obamacare and they get special treatment. Of course this bonus payout comes in the wake of the IRS targeting scandal of conservative organizations and the lavish, out of control wasteful spending of tax payer dollars on conventions where they seemed to have lost the receipts.

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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.”

The IRS said it is negotiating with the union over the matter but did not dispute Grassley’s claim that the bonuses are imminent.

 



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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “IRS to pay $70M in Employee Bonuses Despite an Obama Administration Directive to Cancel Discretionary Bonuses”

    1. Rightknight on June 19th, 2013 1:23 pm

      We the People are being corralled into paying bonuses
      out of our earnings for thieves being more efficient at
      taking the maximum of our earnings in the first place.

      That is the purpose of the obscene bonuses for government
      bureaucracies?

    2. Tamikosmom on June 19th, 2013 4:01 pm
    3. A Texas Grandfather on June 19th, 2013 4:28 pm

      This just 70 million more reasons to shut this rogue agency down.

      If they will not follow orders from anyone, the U.S. Marshall service should be ordered to close all offices and arrest those in charge.

    4. Mary on June 19th, 2013 6:57 pm

      Hussein Obama is the biggest problem, the biggest fraud and the worst mistake in American history.

    5. Rightknight on June 19th, 2013 7:13 pm

      Given that Government Jobs are the most generous and
      forgiving of all potential choices a person can make, what
      in the world is a ‘Public Union’ required for?

      Is a ‘Union’ needed to coerce We the People into even more
      generous pay, medical, and retirement? Is a ‘Union’ required
      to make job descriptions even more simple and bureaucratic
      in nature?

      Public ‘Unions’ simply deal with ‘Politicians’ who are all too ready
      to give away the People’s money for increased pay, medical, work
      conditions, and retirement plans rather than suffer embarrassment
      or inconvenience of a strike in Public Services which threaten
      the ‘Politician’s’ longevity and soft life.

    6. Tamikosmom on June 20th, 2013 10:27 am

      Rage against the IRS machine

      Tea Party Patriots and conservatives band together in ‘Audit the IRS’ rally
      Date Jun 19, 2013

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/2492272311001/rage-against-the-irs-machine/?playlist_id=1621774019001

    7. rob on June 20th, 2013 1:33 pm

      I’m sorry to say, our goverment is nothing more than a den of theives, run by crooks, liars, men with nothing more than self-interest. The ‘good of the country’ is a joke these days. I don’t see how anything less than a total melt-down could turn things around.

    8. WTF: IRS Sent 23,994 Refund Checks to ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at Same Address in Atlanta and Sent 8,393 Refund Checks to Same Bank Account | Scared Monkeys on June 22nd, 2013 5:36 pm

      [...] their own. But God forbid they actually run a competent ship. Just curious, how does anyone at the IRS get a bonus checks for $70 million when they incompetently sent 23,994 refund checks totaling $46,378,040 to one address? And this is [...]

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