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Another IRS Expense: 200 Agents Work Full-Time For Labor Union
NRCC | July 9, 2013

Add this to the list of robo-squirrels and climate change musicals…

According to a FOIA request by the group Americans for Limited Government, the IRS is currently employing over 200 agents to work full-time solely for their labor union. Making things worse, 43 of these employees make six-figure salaries.

This isn’t the first time the scandal-ridden agency has come under scrutiny for questionable spending. Last month, it was reported they gave over $70 million in bonuses to employees and spent $50 million on lavish conferences over two years that included presidential suites and a “happiness expert.”

Ever since the spotlight has shined on the IRS a few months ago, when they admitted they inappropriately targeted conservative groups, things have gone from bad to worse. Aside from the questionable spending, National Journal reported yesterday the IRS unwittingly exposed thousands of Social Security numbers in a massive breach of security.

What makes this story even better? The division responsible was the same one that was found to have inappropriately targeted conservative groups.

This agency is in need of a major overhaul. Republicans in Congress have been there every step of the way calling for more oversight and demanding answers.

Democrats like Elijah Cummings want to sweep this whole sad chapter under the rug. We cannot let that happen. We must ensure this never happens again.

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