I disagree, there was apparently plenty of “performance” out of Obama’s IRStasi. Meanwhile, Obama lectures the rest of us about “shared sacrifice” from the vacation golf course.
There is a new report by the Washington Examiner claiming IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner took home tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses, and she is not alone. Nearly $100 million went toward agency bonuses since 2009 during the period when the IRS was targeting conservative groups, according to the report.
Washington Examiner executive editor Mark Tapscott joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the findings. He said that about 16,000 of the IRS’ 97,000 employees got bonuses that averaged about $5,500 per year.
What were the bonuses based on? Tapscott said, “The civil service bases its performance award system on a number of factors, many of which are very vague, escape definition and generally leave a great deal of discretion to whomever you work for. Trust me, they have very little relationship with the kind of bonuses people get in the private sector for actually producing.” He added, “This is indicative of the culture of pay without performance, which is typical of federal civil service.”