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The Feel-Good Story of the Season

April 23rd, 2014 - 7:14 am

Feel-good, that is, if you have no idea why this country was founded or just generally hate people and liberty and goodness:

“More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012,” reports the Journal.

No, the group that targeted conservatives didn’t receive bonuses after the scandal broke last year. But the IRS sets a pretty low bar for employees to receive awards. About two-thirds of the agency’s 98,000 workers received bonuses for fiscal 2012.

As for those who broke IRS rules and still got paid, the Journal reports: “The misconduct ranged from failure to pay taxes to misuse of government travel cards, violation of official-conduct standards and fraud, according to the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The discipline included written reprimands, suspensions and even removal. The oversight agency said some of the conduct issues might have occurred after an employee earned a bonus.”

Let us be generous in return and assume that our vicious tax system has nothing to do with America’s middle class falling behind the rest of the world’s.

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RE: IRS employees who broke the rules still get bonuses
Shut up, peasant: rules are for the little people. Like, for example, a Secretary of the Treasury who didn't pay his taxes.
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More Poor vote Democrat, more Middle vote Republican. Democrats demolish the Middle to make more Poor to boost their base.
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I wise man once said, "If they turn us all into beggars, we will be easier to please."
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