The IRS Inspector General’s reports seem to have an endless supply of interesting little tidbits about what the “public servants” in that fine agency are doing on our dime. From CNS News:
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed in a recently released audit report that in fiscal years 2010 and 2011 more than 1,000 Internal Revenue Service employees misused government charge cards issued by Citibank.…
The report said that during the two years in question agency employees sent Citibank a total of 325 bad checks written on personal accounts that had insufficient funds to cover them, that agency officials with top-secret security clearances had their charge accounts suspended for failure to pay the balances, and that the IRS had a tendency of being “overly lenient” in disciplining those who misued the cards.
– See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ig-more-1000-irs-employees-misused-government-charge-cards-wrote-325-bad-checks#sthash.dPrvwhwg.dpuf
The inspector general’s bottom line conclusion in this area was that the IRS is more tolerant of its own employees who misuse government charge cards than it is of American taxpayers who fail to pay their taxes in a timely manner.
“Of particular concern is the fact that the IRS ask taxpayers to voluntarily pay taxes owed in a timely manner and yet was more tolerant when its employees became delinquent and defaulted on outstanding payments, violated the terms of the Citibank contract, abused a Government-provided resource (travel funding), and compromised the integrity of the IRS.”
Of course, Mr. Inspector General. The well-connected political royalty in the federal government don’t have to live up to the same standards as the little people who pay their salaries, and also for their many perqs. Their role is to submit to the dictates and pay for the profligacy and mismanagement of their betters, which is what the Tea Party, not coincidentally targeted by the same IRS, is all about.
Are you getting angry yet? Or should I say more angry?