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You know on your dime and targeting conservative groups sound like the IRS workers deserve what seventy million dollars in bonus.
Washington want to powerful.
There are new questions about the IRS is the agency said to be getting ready to pay out seventy million dollars in bonuses.
To union workers.
About the outrage that this in a letter to the agency senator Chuck Grassley makes the case against the bonuses.
Quote from the Office of Management and Budget directs that.
Discretionary monetary award should not be patient while sequestration is in place and -- issuance of such rewards is legally.
Requires the IRS is saying it has -- legal obligation to comply with its collective bargaining agreement.
The Tea Party movement joining a massive rally and Pamela -- demanding higher as he held accountable for targeting the teeth -- As targets of the -- -- it's time for America.
Reverse it and now market via our asked themselves.
By dismantling they are -- he.
Yeah I have -- rest is.
There to pick don't.
They're there to serve us and they better know that and we need to get rid of those that don't understand.
What's happened with the IRS is an absolute.
It is an abuse of power.
And it fits into the pattern of the Obama administration in the -- Using government power and then misleading the American -- The IRS investigation.
Think -- -- -- -- the idea about iris bonuses.
Mind none mainly stupid.
Freshman dowdy joins us say don't like seven million dollars in bonuses the IRS and running.
I don't -- bonuses for public service employees who do great jobs like.
Prosecutors who were or judges are certainly don't like public.
Service employees who have broken trust with the American people be eligible for anything other than remedial -- This is I'm -- I you know we go from the sadness event of a major actor -- To the most incredible operation.
How in the world does anyone that the IRS I realize that everyone is involved in the line dance into the 20000 dollars and squirt toys -- that.
Fifty million dollars in two years' worth of parties -- -- -- a lot of the other years.
Or the targeting of conservative groups but still an act -- still seventy million dollars of bonds how does this happened.
It happens when you have collective bargaining agreements that are negotiated -- there's nobody at the table on behalf of the taxpayers.
-- -- there are -- negotiating with their employees.
And how much justifying that you ask you know that's how how how I continue to act making economy -- -- released him but I don't think you're fair and anyway well and and and in fact I am.
Currently drafting legislation to either the issue -- or rescind the collective bargaining agreement so -- is Chuck Grassley senator from Iowa.
It is impossible to -- -- is in the best of budget circumstances.
That you should only be eligible for a bonus if you do something that significantly exceeds the expectations.
Mean if you do far beyond what was expected.
Perhaps you may be eligible for bonus I don't give them on my own office but what I understand some people -- Art yeah RS is not that -- rudimentary level of expectation and to take seventy million dollar support.
This could set -- report because of a collective bargaining agreement.
However in the agreement if there's a budget shortfall they're not eligible for so you would think.
-- the RS what would say well we have a budget shortfall sequestration we're cutting everything.
We're not gonna give bonuses out that's not what they're doing they're using this as a negotiating -- in the next collective bargaining agreement.
I there was an apron directive from the white house budget office which says who has written it says that that they would stop sort of these extra payments.
But this one was to get under it as it does there'll -- -- this one doesn't get stopped.
Yes the directive that was issued said no more bonuses based -- performance unless there's a legal requirement to give us.
What -- that covers all collective bargaining agreement summing up the contract you've already agreed contracted.
To provide these bonuses now if it was drafted by anyone other -- third grader.
You would have these -- -- they can get you out of it rescinded amended and one of the calls is this if there's a budget shortfall we're not gonna give any bonuses.
-- a lack of -- mean isn't would you think that -- mean -- -- legally obligated bonuses if there's no merit justifying the bonus maybe you maybe can't produce receipts for a two years of parties on the taxpayer's dime maybe maybe you're like spending it recklessly maybe not maybe even look the other way when you saw -- -- targeted because that was not my department you know what why and what can't they be denied on -- if someone just doesn't deserve it.
We're gonna find out and we're gonna take that money and we're gonna put it in -- fond -- for people who have been victimized by the virus either that groups that -- construed targeted or potential criminal conduct.
-- two day in my hometown there's a trial going -- police officer was shot in the face in the line of duty.
He's not eligible for a bonus and a prosecutor who's working even at 10 o'clock at night is not eligible for a bonus.
There when you go into public service you understand your trading -- you want to feel good about what you do Richard knocking him they would people in private the private sector make.
It took to have is -- functional and in to see is there are risks to have broken trust with all the American people and they -- top of that.
To be eligible for a bonus shows a level of disconnect that is staggering even for this -- -- -- don't think.
Surely can't he could come out and say you know what public service employees don't need to negotiate contracts that are not in the taxpayers' best centers.
He could do it tomorrow morning.
Will we know.
How about America he stated this this 79 million maybe even though the -- to -- has a clause which says that there are eligible for bonuses -- say they're just simply isn't -- and block it.
I don't know that he can't but he could surely direct ERS.
Director of mr.
war fool to say you don't want no more collective bargaining agreements Morgan and -- the budget -- we're not gonna pay me if you don't like it take us to court and try to convince twelve people you've earned it.
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