Thursday, April 24, 2014

The "Service" We Expect...

I'd like to say this surprised me. However, I'm not going to start lying to my readers...

IRS Employees recieved bonuses despite tax compliance problems
Tax season is over and many Americans have already filed their taxes, but not everyone at the Internal Revenue Service has.

Some IRS employees were found to be non-compliant, yet still received bonuses and time-off awards. This was found in an audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The agency ran this audit on the IRS employee awards program, in order to reduce spending and review their guidelines, after new Federal guidance issued in Fiscal Year 2011.
You want to hear the kicker? Check this out:
While they did find that program complied with federal requirements to limit awards, it was found that the IRS does not consider tax compliance or misconduct when awarding its employees for performance.
So, as long as employees are auditing the hell out of Tea Party members, it's perfectly fine for them to cheat on their taxes. Thanks for the clarification. Now, I can kinda grok the tax compliance part - I mean, what better way to catch a cheat than to be one, right? I mean, maybe that's considered a job qualification - you have to be able to evade taxes to spot people doing the same...

But misconduct? I'm trying to think how in the Wide World of Sports an employee can be guilty of misconduct and still qualify for a bonus. Gee, Johnson, you've audited more people than anyone else in your department. That totally excuses you from coming in drunk three days a week and sexually harassing every woman in the department.

I'd say that we've gone around the bend into parody, but in order for parody to be effective it has to be slightly realistic - which this isn't...

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)


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