Skip to comments.IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography
Posted on 06/25/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (AP) 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. IRS employees used agency credit cards to make more than 273,000 purchases totaling nearly $108 million in 2010 and 2011, according to the report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The vast majority of those purchases were legitimate, the report said. However, the report said the IRS has inadequate controls to prevent inappropriate purchases. For example, investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG's office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said. Among other "improper" purchases identified by the inspector general: $3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats. $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers' meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and "Thomas the Tank Engine" wristbands. $119 for Nerf footballs that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet.
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Yes, someone has already been given a large raise and bonus... which means the 'investigation' is O-VAR and all of them are blameless.
Commonplace, nothing to see here.
how weird this is just what i use my irs card for too except i get cash advances to pay the hookers
Not surprisingly, after other stories like this, I’m hearing from more friends of mine who are conservative or libertarian leaning that they plan to latch onto the government teet and drain everything they can before the system inevitably collapses. Their belief being that there are so many parasites on the host that you are foolish not to use the system to your advantage to prepare.
Yeah ... right.
These are the same assholes that want us to keep exemplorary accounting records of our every purchase.
Time to start hanging these traitors.
I don’t see the problem here.
After all, name one socialist worker’s paradise where the nomenklatura are accountable to the proletariat.
"One thing is true of all governments their most reliable records are tax records."
Any funds not covered by receipts of that $108,000,000.00 needs to come out of the budget. And don’t give me that I lost them crap, call the credit company.
Elections have consequences.
Private sector America gets economically gang banged 24/7 by government.
Start at the top, like the Nuremberg trials and work down to the bottom...After eliminating 40 percent of bloated corrupt government.
Lets put the investigative spotlight on those who work for governemnt....Lets monitor, investigate and spy on them.
Lets put Audio/Video cameras in ever single GD government office, which can be viewed by the the public 24/7. Take the doors off their GD offices!
Monitor their GD government cell phones, no more closed door meetings outside national security issues.
Every six months investigation their financial affairs, private activities find out what their hobbies are, where they travel to...Lets find out who they are taking to and associating with...Lets see their banking records.
And, of course, all these purchases were somehow made tax-deductible....
I’ll take it one step further...Shut down washington d.c.
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