Sunday, June 30, 2013

1,000 IRS Employees Abused Government Credit Cards & Wrote Bad Checks

what's the plan folks ! ..we just gonna let em piss ALL our $$$  away until America looks like the Moon ?   that it ,the best we can come up with ?    We The People do this shit ?  we go the fuck to jail !      How about We The People kick "their" asses & throw em outta there own party.            

1,000 IRS Employees Abused Government Credit Cards & Wrote Bad Checks

The Treasury Inspector General for the Internal Revenue Service recently released the results of an audit of the IRS finding that thousands of IRS agents have used government credit cards illicitly and at least 325 were caught writing bad checks to cover the expenditures.
Just as we’ve learned of the IRS intimidation scandal we find that a thousand agents don’t care much about paying their own bills! The report reviewed employees of the IRS between 2010 and 2011 and found that fully 1,000 employees misused the credit cards issued to the IRS by Citibank, that 325 tried to pay their bills with checks written on accounts with insufficient funds and that Citibank suspended dozens of accounts for failure to pay balances. The report also determined that the IRS was far too lenient in disciplining those responsible.
Regardless, though, the report claims that the IRS did a “generally effective” job keeping tabs on employee use of credit cards.
The IRS employees who abused the “company” credit cards included an executive-level official, one criminal investigator, and multiple employees with high security clearances.
I guess this isn’t surprising after we found out that Obama’s IRS stooges were doing their best to oppress conservatives even as the IRS is spending millions upon millions for lavish parties at the taxpayer’s expense. The arrogance is overwhelming.
The IG report went on: “We found that 15 cardholders with either secret or top-secret clearances had their travel accounts suspended due to their failure to pay outstanding balances. Two other cardholders with secret and top-secret clearances presented NSF [non-sufficient funds] checks to Citibank for payment of their travel card balance.”
“In addition, 94 cardholders serving public trust positions requiring moderate and high-level background checks wrote one or more NSF checks, and 36 had their accounts charged off [written off as a loss by Citibank] due to their failure to pay outstanding balances.”
“For example a tax compliance officer wrote seven NSF checks in FY 2011 while occupying a position that required a moderate-risk background investigation.”
Government credit cards are issued in two basic types. Centrally billed cards which the U.S. government pays for directly, and individually billed cards, where employees pay the bills and submit a voucher to their bosses reimbursement. The cards in question here are of the latter type.
The IG reported that the IRS charged over $121 million for expenses claimed by the 51,974 employees using the individual travel cards in the time period under review.
This is in keeping with these other 60 insane ways your government is wasting your tax money, of course.
But the IG also found that the punishment for these abuses was too lenient.
“While the CCS Branch correctly referred misuse cases to Labor Relations, disciplinary actions against employees were typically less severe than those recommended by the IRS’s penalty guidelines in approximately half of the 30 cases reviewed,” the report said.
In addition, the IRS lacked standard policies for referring employees who misused their travel cards to security personnel to determine if background checks, security clearances, and suitability for employment determinations required reevaluation. As a result, employees who wrote NSF checks or had suspended or charged-off accounts received little or no disciplinary action in response to their misuse and did not have their background clearances reevaluated for suitability for employment.”
“However, we determined that an overly lenient approach was taken in approximately half of the 30 cases we reviewed. The lack of aggressive steps taken to address travel card misuse and the lack of a subsequent reevaluation of employee background checks and clearances reduces the overall effectiveness of controls over the travel card program and provides a reduced deterrent factor for travel card misuse.”
The IG report concluded that these abuses hurts the agency’s reputation.
“Of particular concern is the fact that the IRS ask taxpayers to voluntarily pay taxes owed in a timely manner and yet was more tolerant when its employees became delinquent and defaulted on outstanding payments, violated the terms of the Citibank contract, abused a Government-provided resource (travel funding), and compromised the integrity of the IRS.”
Now there’s an understatement.
Yet, as Obama’s IRS wastes millions on fancy hotel rooms and endless, unnecessary “conferences,” to pamper employees not to mention abusing government credit cads, Obama is demanding brand new types of taxes!

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