As mumblings regarding the abolishment of the IRS are increasingly becoming louder on a daily basis on account of blatant corruption and greed, you’d think they would be doing their best to avoid any further controversy. Of course, as the unscrupulous agency is allowed to progress unhindered under the current administration, this seems to be the least of their worries.
According to recent reports, the IRS has recently handed out over $1 million in bonuses to employees that owe back taxes. It’s a real nice tid-bit when you take into consideration the countless of dollars spent on the legal fees and mandated bills on account of the IRS targeting of tea party organizations.
(See also: IRS Uses Tax Dollars To Campaign For Obama )
So, instead of doing the right thing – the honest thing – we’re going to reward a bunch of employees who are, in essence, breaking the law. A law mind you, that allows for the IRS to harass on a daily basis while they make their demands to be paid and even go so far as to threaten your livelihood and residence – if you don’t work for them of course.
Forget about the fact that the IRS is involved in so many scandals right now that should be taking up the better of their time, we now have to deal with the double standard of the IRS’s own employee relations – God forbid we offend the already borderline homicidal drones.
We have Lois Lerner who has been officially held in contempt for refusing to answer questions regarding the ethics of the IRS – a crime, it should be noted, that would have an average citizen thrown into prison indefinitely or until they decide to cooperate with the courts. On top of that you have the entire Obamacare fiasco where they have been recently appointed the privilege (as inflicting pain of the American people should be deemed as such) of enforcing the individual mandate tax upon those defiant of the tyrant-in-office’s newest creed.
“The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012. George’s report said the bonus program doesn’t violate federal regulations, but it’s inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws.”
Now of course, the hypocritical nature in which the IRS has been allowed to operate is the direct result of one thing – the current administration. Had congress actually done their jobs, and held those accountable that actually break the law, perhaps we would have a semi-ethical form of government where consequence was actually a real outcome.
Instead however, like the rest of America, those who could actually do something merely are just punching the clock and waiting until payday – perhaps yet another reason for their 6% approval ratings.
Too bad it has to come from someone not able to do a darn thing about it, but just have a listen as to what Mary Katharine had to suggest:
“Surely in the untold reams of regulations,they could codify that they shouldn’t give piles of money to people charged with collecting your piles of money who then neglect to pay the proper piles of money to the organization for whom they’re charged with collecting piles of money!Lord knows they can’t use common sense, so it must be a law. Pretty sure they could find my lawnmower gas tank in violation of some federal regulation if they tried, but this? No prob, moving on.”
So as we plug along our daily lives, struggling to pay bills on account of ever rising taxes and the economy plucking away jobs, I guess us measly ol’ tax payers will just keep to the grind. After all, under the monkey-see, monkey-do style allowances taken by the current administration, what else can we do.
It’s just nice to see that our hard earned tax payer dollars are actually going toward something beneficial – rewarding those who took our money in the first place. What do you guys think of this? Feel free to let us know in the comment below.