IRS to get $70 Million in bonuses. This is what the auditors of your life get 2harrass & destroy you—
Lisa Richards (@lisarichards124) June 19, 2013
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.
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:
The IRS is about to pay $70 million out in bonuses to employees.. apparently rewarding them for targeting conservatives.—
Dagwood Bumstead (@Daggy1) June 19, 2013
IRS gets $70 million in bonuses while Walter Reed furloughs are blamed on Sequestration and Obama spending $100 million on his vacation.—
Tom Kenny (@TJKennyiii) June 19, 2013
This really makes sense? 70 mil bonuses for IRS employees after wasting our money and targeting Conservatives?? Shut it down!!—
Renette CBee (@CherylRenetteBa) June 19, 2013
We have no money set aside to visit the White House due to sequestration yet we r giving $70 million in bonuses to IRS employees…WOW!!!—
Derrick Burnette (@dpburnette) June 19, 2013
No public WH tours, yet the scandal-plagued IRS still has enough money to pay out $70 million in bonuses. Obama’s America.—
Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) June 19, 2013
Shoutout to the IRS for taking $70 million in bonuses, despite wasting nearly $50 million on pointless shenanigans and political targeting!—
Chris Murphy (@MurphsWords) June 19, 2013
Still can't get over the IRS giving 70 mil in bonuses. Talk about feeding at the government trough. Getting bonuses for collecting taxes…—
Dave Johnson (@domainedave) June 19, 2013
This is a joke right?? The IRS is set to get bonuses in the total amount of $70 million!!??—
Jason Manning (@Manning917) June 19, 2013
The initial version of the post said the bonuses would be $70 billion. We regret the error.