IRS employees have been naughty. They shouldn't be rewarded with bonuses...
WASHINGTON (AP) —
Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service
is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in
The Obama administration has ordered agencies to cancel discretionary
bonuses because of automatic spending cuts, but the IRS says it’s
merely following legal obligations under a union contract.
The agency is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, said Sen.
Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the Senate Finance
Committee, which has jurisdiction over the IRS.
Grassley says his office has learned that the IRS was to execute an
agreement with the employees’ union Wednesday to pay the bonuses.
Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive
from the White House budget office.
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