Nation needs something that ‘can never be used as a political weapon’
The IRS gives annual bonuses of $86.9 million per year but this year, the new acting commissioner of the IRS, Danny Werfel, told employees that those will be eliminated.
“In this unprecedented budget situation, I do not believe the IRS should pay performance awards,” said Werfel, but he added, “The elimination of bonuses was not a reflection on the quality of work done by the agency.”
He said that eliminating the bonuses would prevent furlough days later in the year, as well.
The IRS has come under heavy scrutiny since it became obvious that it was targeting minority groups, such as tea party groups and Jewish organizations.
Criticisms increased when reports came out about lavish spending at conventions, shady contract situations, actual censorship of targeted groups, a real “enemies list,” and the exposure of thousands of taxpayers’ personal Social Security numbers.
WND has been following this story, through the corruptions, the scandals, and now the call for the abolition of the IRS.
The outrage went from religious groups to adoptive families, who all saw themselves as targets of a bureaucracy that is out of control.
Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots told WND that “the discrimination and targeting the IRS engaged with U.S. citizens shows that it is too big and too powerful.”
The tea party activist says political talk is not enough.
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