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Workers at the Internal Revenue Service have abused agency credit cards spending taxpayer money on things like wine for an expensive group launched.
And in one case romance novels.
That's according to a brand new report from a government watchdog group which also indicates two cards that workers said were stolen.
Somehow got used to buy online pornography.
The report covers the fiscal years of 2010 in 2011 it shows that during that time the IRS had more than 5000.
Credit card accounts.
Which people use to make roughly 234000.
Purchases totaling more than 103 million dollars.
The study claims that a vast majority of those purchases were indeed legitimate.
But blames bad management for all the abuse the IRS of course is already under fire for targeting political groups for extra scrutiny.
-- Mattel -- live with the rest of this -- -- -- dug up.
It ownership in the spectrum of government waste these abuses of relatively small but they send a very bad signal to taxpayers already convinced the iris is -- with.
The dysfunction and poor oversight a few examples for you now.
It 2010 at the height of the targeting of conservative groups the IRS spent a 126500.
Dollars to host an international conference.
A dinner at that conference cost a 140 dollars poor person.
Four times the federal government's per Diem rate a lunch at the same -- cost a hundred dollars per person.
Five times the per Diem rate including 28 bottles of wine for 41 -- At team building exercises and managers meetings the -- spent 4000 dollars for -- popcorn machine rebel.
And free prizes including plush animals sunglasses -- stove top hats.
Because -- bathtub toy boats and Thomas the tank engine rubber wrist -- -- this is for adults mind you.
It also found that the -- failed to -- 378.
Credit cards in cases where employees.
Had left the -- either retired or sought a new job or whatever.
The IG has made eleven recommendations to tighten up oversight.
Iris management has agreed to two of them all -- -- Thomas makes sense and about the rest of it -- -- -- Fox News poll out today shows most voters are not pleased with how President Obama has handled the -- targeting a political groups.
The poll indicates about 55% of voters this week say they disapprove 32% say they approve 13% report they are unsure.
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