- Posted April 23, 2014 by
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Don’t Pay Your Taxes and Get Rewarded…If You Work for the IRS
According to a recent government report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for the tax administration the IRS has paid a million dollars to workers who owed back taxes. Yep, their job was to make sure YOU paid your taxes and for that they were handsomely rewarded from the money collected from YOU; not them, but YOU.
A whole million dollars of taxpayer money gone, not to help the poor, not to build a bridge, not to combat climate change, but just gone to tax deadbeats because our government is incapable of combatting bad policy. According to the report, these bonuses do not violate federal regulations. While it is a conflict with the mission statement of the agency, it is not against the rules. How can that not be against the rules? For all of you that love big government, this is what big government does with the tax money they collect from YOU.
An additional 1.8 million dollars in bonuses were paid to IRS employees with recent disciplinary problems, offenses such as misuse of government credit cards, drug use, violent threats and fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits. Why are we rewarding people that are doing things on the job that require disciplinary intervention? That 1.8 million dollars could have been used to help our veterans; the men and women who have chosen to serve our country; the same people that when they need their benefits find backlogs instead of immediate services.
Our leaders keep saying there is no more money, they tell us they need more taxes from you. They tell you that they are the best people to spend your money on the things they have decided are necessary for your life. Are they the best ones to collect and spend our money? Are they accomplishing the goal of using our money to make a better America?
As you look at the amount you paid in taxes this year, how you feel about the amount they took and what they did with it?