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The IRS Is Defying An Obama Admin Order To Give Employees $70 Million In Bonuses

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Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
June 20, 2013
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 employee bonuses.
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.
The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner. "The IRS always claims to be short on resources," Grassley said. "But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration."

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http://www.businessinsider.com/irs-defies-obama-issue-70m-employee-bonuses-2013-6

Actually the goal is to reclaim more than $75 million. The so-called change of upper management of the IRS is a sham. It's a cover-up. The claim that IRS employees were over zealous in their work is Bull crap. Obama in his own words was seeking to persecute the TEA Party, conservatives, and religious groups. Even as this is being posted, other groups are coming forward to testify to the criminal acts imposed upon them by the IRS.
 
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The title is misleading. The title suggests the IRS is defying an Obama administration to give out the bonuses making it seem like the Obama administration is trying to force the IRS to give out the bonuses.

The opposite is true (according to the article with no link :) )
 

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Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
June 20, 2013
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 employee bonuses.
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.
The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner. "The IRS always claims to be short on resources," Grassley said. "But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration."

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Read more:
IRS Defies Obama Issue 70M Employee Bonuses - Business Insider

Actually the goal is to reclaim more than $75 million. The so-called change of upper management of the IRS is a sham. It's a cover-up. The claim that IRS employees were over zealous in their work is Bull crap. Obama in his own words was seeking to persecute the TEA Party, conservatives, and religious groups. Even as this is being posted, other groups are coming forward to testify to the criminal acts imposed upon them by the IRS.
Your claim that Obama was seeking to persecute Tea Party, conservatives and religious groups is bull****. You post an article and you don't address it in your OP. :damn
 

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Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
June 20, 2013
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 employee bonuses.
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.
The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner. "The IRS always claims to be short on resources," Grassley said. "But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration."

[Excerpt]

Read more:
IRS Defies Obama Issue 70M Employee Bonuses - Business Insider

Actually the goal is to reclaim more than $75 million. The so-called change of upper management of the IRS is a sham. It's a cover-up. The claim that IRS employees were over zealous in their work is Bull crap. Obama in his own words was seeking to persecute the TEA Party, conservatives, and religious groups. Even as this is being posted, other groups are coming forward to testify to the criminal acts imposed upon them by the IRS.

Why does your story say the opposite of what the title says? Why does your comments have nothing to do with either the title or article?
 

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The title is misleading. The title suggests the IRS is defying an Obama administration to give out the bonuses making it seem like the Obama administration is trying to force the IRS to give out the bonuses.

The opposite is true (according to the article with no link :) )

He's just angry, details don't matter.
 

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Why does your story say the opposite of what the title says? Why does your comments have nothing to do with either the title or article?

Obama claims that the $70 discretionary bonuses were canceled yet the IRS is insisting on the issue of these bonuses. Yesterday the TEA Party was protesting partially about the issuance of those bonuses. Do you have a reading comprehension problem?
 
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