Chuck Grassley: IRS employees to receive $70 million in bonuses [correction added]

If this is true, it’s absolutely outrageous.

According to Sen. Chuck Grassley, IRS employees are set to receive $70 million in bonuses. $70 million.

From Politico:

In a letter to acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel on Tuesday, Grassley said it violates an April directive from the White House to agencies to halt all bonuses because of budget constraints. Werfel, who worked at the Office of Management and Budget at the time, was the author of those guidelines.

“The IRS always claims to be short on resources,” Grassley said in a statement on Wednesday. “But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses.”

If ever there were a time to audit the IRS, this would be it.

Infuriating. Is this how it works in the IRS? Cultivate corruption, target conservatives, and reap the financial rewards? Citizens are rightly disgusted:

Correction:

The initial version of the post said the bonuses would be $70 billion. We regret the error.

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