President Barack Obama’s unions get theirs, and the rest of us can just go cling. Plainly, his publicly pronounced “directives” are just Obamatalk.
The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year[.]
That directive was written by none other than the IRS’ current acting MFWIC, Danny Werfel, when he was Controller of President Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget. The irony. The irony.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R, IA) has the right of it:
The IRS always claims to be short on resources. But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration.
The IRS also has millions to spend on lavish “conferences” and on targeting groups and individuals with whose politics Obama disagrees.