Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Jun 3, 2013
Report: IRS spent $50M holding 220 employee conferences over three years

Must have been some wicked parties.
This is what happens when employees,(especially public ones) have unbridled access to other peoples money.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/...
BS con

Seattle, WA

#2 Jun 3, 2013
So, almost 1/2 of the Koch brother's spending during the recent election, right ???

Hmmm ?

Looks like a real waste of money, since Romney lost.

Gee, 220 conferences vs 1 election ??

NO CONTEST.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Jun 3, 2013
Some people are just too slewpid to know that there is a distinct difference between private money and public money. Private money comes from peoples bank accounts and is given freely to the owners favorite cause. The public money is taken from private citizens bank accounts and pissed away by public employees at an alarming rate. No Comparison.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Jun 3, 2013
So, the money has different pockets when YOU waste it, huh ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Koch Bros has government contracts, seems like they spent OUR money, sonny.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#5 Jun 3, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Some people are just too slewpid to know that there is a distinct difference between private money and public money. Private money comes from peoples bank accounts and is given freely to the owners favorite cause. The public money is taken from private citizens bank accounts and pissed away by public employees at an alarming rate. No Comparison.
Once again, the honey slew slew proves my point for me with the previous post. But that would be typical for a socialist, basement dwelling welfare recipient who believes that all the money belongs to everyone.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Jun 3, 2013
Once again, senile guy goes to childish crapola....

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#8 Jun 5, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
The Treasury report released on Tuesday details how IRS officials enjoyed “luxury hotel rooms, free drinks, and free food at a $4.1 million training conference,” the Associated Press notes.“It was one of many expensive gatherings the agency held for employees over a three-year period.”
“One top official stayed five nights in a room that regularly goes for $3,500 a night, and another — who was later promoted — stayed four nights in a room that regularly goes for $1,499,”
the report adds.
HOWEVER, A recent audit of the Internal Revenue Service’s lavish spending may be inaccurate due to the fact that the agency officials say they are UNABLE to locate all of the “documentation” detailing the expenses — or in other words, they don’t have all of their receipts.
Take a minute to think about that. IRS officials say they can’t provide their expense documentation. So whereas millions of Americans every day track their spending and monitor possible deduction for the IRS by holding tight to their receipts, it seems the IRS wasn’t able to do it for themselves
Unfortunately, it is likely that not one of these entrenched public employees will be either prosecuted or even fired for this kind on theft. Plain and simple, this is a case of massive theft.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 Jun 5, 2013
Once again, senile guy goes to childish crapola....

So, the money has different pockets when YOU waste it, huh ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Koch Bros has government contracts, seems like they spent OUR money, sonny.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 25, 2013
(AP) IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON
Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, dorky swag for managers' meetings and, for one employee, romance novels and diet pills, an agency watchdog said Tuesday.

Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen.
Cash for dummies

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 25, 2013
A relative works for the IRS, he enjoys making taxpayers squirm when they have made a mistake.

IRS needs to be put out of business.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jun 27, 2013
YET ANOTHER Multimillion-Dollar IRS massive and “lavish” employee conference.

YOUR tax dollar at work:

The three-day conference has been described as “very lavish” and “over the top” by at least two employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The cost of the 2008 conference to U.S. taxpayers? Roughly $2.4 million.

“The ‘grand finale’ of the conference,” the report continues,“was an awards dinner at the Georgia Aquarium catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.”

Discounted tickets were available for two social events (trips to the aquarium and a baseball game between the Chicago cubs and Atlanta Braves), but employees were required to pay out of pocket for those.

“I had not been to anything like that, certainly not put on by the federal government,” one of The Hill’s anonymous sources said.“It was first rate, all the way.”
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jun 27, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
YET ANOTHER Multimillion-Dollar IRS massive and “lavish” employee conference.
YOUR tax dollar at work:
The three-day conference has been described as “very lavish” and “over the top” by at least two employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The cost of the 2008 conference to U.S. taxpayers? Roughly $2.4 million.
“The ‘grand finale’ of the conference,” the report continues,“was an awards dinner at the Georgia Aquarium catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.”
Discounted tickets were available for two social events (trips to the aquarium and a baseball game between the Chicago cubs and Atlanta Braves), but employees were required to pay out of pocket for those.
“I had not been to anything like that, certainly not put on by the federal government,” one of The Hill’s anonymous sources said.“It was first rate, all the way.”
You mean to tell us that your employer have never given you free tickets to a sporting event or to a business luncheon or what about a company picnic or haven't at least a co-worker brought in donuts or bagels on tgif near the office coffee pots?
you must have been a long term SSI guy hey.
Flush the IRS

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jun 27, 2013
Reinvent the tax code.

No need for the IRS!!

NONE!!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jun 28, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>You mean to tell us that your employer have never given you free tickets to a sporting event or to a business luncheon or what about a company picnic or haven't at least a co-worker brought in donuts or bagels on tgif near the office coffee pots?
you must have been a long term SSI guy hey.
My employer makes business decisions on the things you mentioned. The IRS is making these lavish (2.4 million) decisions because they have no accountability to anyone. Which would be OK if it wasn't for the fact that they are 100% funded with our money(assuming you actually pay taxes).
Flush the IRS

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jun 28, 2013
Anyone who works for an employer who deducts income taxes from their payroll check should NOT have to file a tax form at the end of the year.

Do people who pay sales taxes have to file a form at the end of the year to balance out their sales taxes paid? Of course not, there is NO exemptions or deductions from sales taxes, ya pay them and that's it.

The IRS only needs to take a fileing from those earning a "lot of income" from stocks, bonds, realestate, and other earnings not reported as payroll income.

A "lot of income" is more than $50,000 or so a year and only if that income pushes their total income to over $100,000/year.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#18 Jun 29, 2013
a fileing

Irony, this BOZO has tax "ideas"
Justice for All

Grantsburg, WI

#19 Jun 29, 2013
Definition of Trolling Spammers;

(Note; The Trolls tend to live in one room concrete apartments in Mommy's Basement, to hideous in Physical Appearance, and to obnoxious in Personality Defect to be out in Public, thus the Troll limits himself to Glowry Wholes in Random Men's Room Stalls.)

"a fileing Irony, this BOZO has tax "ideas"

"More IRS fun and games"
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#20 Jun 29, 2013
I sure appreciate YOU critique....

Of course, anyone would envy a "man" who owns a 4 door Cora-Vair the only woman in YOU life, THAT DOESN'T RUN !!!!

Did I NAIL YOU life ??? Thanks, I try...

Smoking doesn't cause cancer, otherwise YOU family would have died, right ?

Oopsie ??? You POS !!!


LMAOROTFU~!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Sep 8, 2013
‘You’re Fired’: IRS Blew $10K on ‘Apprentice’ Parody Video

Internal Revenue Service on Friday said it has cut spending on video productions by 90 percent over last fiscal year, in response to more criticism from House Republicans.

The agency’s release of video spending figures comes after the House Ways and Means Committee pushed out another parody IRS managers made to liven things up at a conference. The take-off on the Donald Trump TV show “The Apprentice”-- with the names of featured IRS executives redacted -- involves play-acting to promote assertiveness training and innovation.

Said to cost $10,000, according to Ways and Means, it was prepared for a conference of the IRS’ Small Business/Self-Employed Division. The video stages a “You’re Fired”-type panel of judges chaired by Faris Fink, the Small Business and Self-Employed Division Commissioner who also appeared in IRS’“Star Trek” parody released earlier.

Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La., chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, said in a statement,“Another day, another example of abuse and waste at the IRS. Months ago, I demanded the IRS come clean about the time and money it spent to produce these frivolous videos. While we may have no answers, we do have an endless supply of what appears to be the IRS’ idea of entertainment. Whether it is wasteful conferences and videos or the inexcusable targeting of taxpayers based on their personal beliefs, there is nothing amusing about the American people footing the bill for this rogue and out-of-control agency.”

Asked for a response, the IRS said in a statement that the video “made in 2011 is from a prior era and [does] not reflect the stringent policies IRS now has in place to ensure that all training videos are made at the lowest possible cost and with appropriate content. Simply put, this video would not be made at the IRS today.” General video costs at IRS have come down from $ 2.2 million in fiscal 2012 to an estimated $139,000 for fiscal 2013, the statement continued, adding that “the use of videos provides critical taxpayer information and employee training, which helps the IRS save millions of dollars each year.” The agency regards those savings as crucial during a time of tight budgets.

http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2013/09/irs-...

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