Officials in two Treasury Department bureaus fraudulently enriched themselves at taxpayer expense, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.Isn't that great? Six-figure salary ($170K), works five hours a day, and *still* has to bilk the public trough. And that's only PART of the issues. This person and another employee were Humane Society members and doing HSUS business while in their government offices. The best part? Their supervisors knew about it and didn't discipline them.
The assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Public Debt who supervised 108 employees in the bureau's West Virginia office “was committing egregious time and attendance fraud," depriving taxpayers of nearly $100,000 in salary for hours she did not work, according to one of several Treasury Department inspector general documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, most of which had previously gone unreported.
The individual cases are shocking, but they pale in comparison to looking at the system as a whole. These stories are hardly isolated, yet we continue to hear new ones on a regular basis. People making well into six figures who still feel the need to game the system, putting in half-days or submitting mileage reimbursements for driving to work.
And yet they'll stand there and tell you that the minimum wage should be raised so that EEEEVIL corporations can pay "their share" with a perfectly straight face...
That is all.
Another dispatch from...
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