Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 859

IRS Logo 2Forbes: IRS Gets Sued Over Bonuses To Lois Lerner, by Robert W. Wood:

For more than two years, the IRS targeting scandal has been one dissembling excuse after another. Rogue employees in Cincinnati! Oops, the emails are gone! Lois won’t testify! We can’t be expected to perform with the IRS budget being slashed! IRS can’t hand over anything without violating taxpayer confidentiality. Lois’s dog did it! This was a spontaneous demonstration to a video!

You name it, we’ve heard it. So I was delighted to read that the mysterious IRS bonuses are the subject of a FOIA suit. On June 20, 2013, weeks after the targeting story broke from Lois Lerner herself (before she took the Fifth), the IRS paid out $70 million in bonuses. Ms. Lerner received $42,000, part of her $129,300 in bonuses. Former Commissioner Miller (!) received $100,000. If anyone can get to the bottom of the CIA-like IRS, it is Tax Analysts, which has a long tradition of suing the agency.

IRS News, IRS Scandal, Tax | Permalink


Why wouldn't they get bonuses? They were just doing what their higher ups told them to do and their loyalty deserved a bonus. That they went on a Stalinesque pogrom of political persecution is rather beside the point.

Posted by: wodun | Sep 15, 2015 9:11:46 AM

Don't mean to be a crank about this...but I find it ASTOUNDING that the MSM continues to ignore this scandal. Just amazing. Our watchdog media has become the lapdog of the Obama administration. Thank goodness for Judicial Watch and other conservative organizations doing the media's job. Maybe when a Republican gets back into the White House the MSM can begin doing their job again.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Sep 15, 2015 8:08:13 AM