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IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses; Did Obama OK them?

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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses; Did Obama OK them?


washingtonexaminer.com

Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS executive in charge of the tax exempt division in 2010 when it began targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harassment, got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012. More recently, Ingram was promoted to serve as director of the tax agency's Obamacare program office, a position that put her in charge of the vast expansion of the IRS' regulatory power and staffing in connection with federal health care, ABC reported earlier
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posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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So basically *Obama* is using the irs to punish his detractors and then giving bonuses to his lackeys that do his dirty work. This person occupying the White House needs to be impeach, and then tried for multiple crimes. He is a complete disgrace to the office. Clinton and Bush were bad. Carter was incompetent. This guy tops them all. He combines the worst of Carteriesque incompetence with Bush imperialism. The result makes Nixon look like a nice guy. Obama belongs in prison, not the oval office.

washingtonexaminer.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on Sat May 18 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:58 AM
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She received the same kind of bonuses under president Bush. IRS executives and it's lawyers getting bonuses is nothing new.

IRS Lawyers' Compensation Draws Criticism

Last year, 25 senior executives in the counsel's office received bonuses totaling $510,660, an average of $20,426. One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush. Two others, Deborah A. Butler and Cynthia J. Mattson, also were cited by Bush for meritorious service and rewarded with bonuses of $26,760 and $24,600, respectively.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Of course he ok'd them. (technically someone he appointed)

I used to be a DoD employee and back in 2010 a memo came out that there was a pay freeze along with a "No bonus" clause. To this day, it remains the same amongst everyone I know at the old job. Many have quit for greener pastures.

Someone had to sign off on these bonuses.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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100k in bonuses...

Boy how I would love to wear a suit everyday and pull in that kind of extra scratch.

Sadly I don't know the right kind of people. To be honest, I don't think I would want to know some of those people.



Someone had to sign off on these bonuses.


Funny how Obama says he is always in the dark about all of these recent scandals (distractions
). What owner of a business would allow those under him to sign off on bonuses? Let alone bonuses in that price range.
edit on 18-5-2013 by cconn487 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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The allowed bonuses lie between 5%-35% of base salary. Her salary was 172,500 -177000 dollar a year. The 100k came in 4 years.

The bonuses the exec got were 5%, 20%,20% and 15%. Not nearly the maximum allowed bonus. As I did not know the salaries of her years, I used 172,5k, 172,5k, 175k and 177k accordingly.

We do not know the financial results of her division If the division was doing very well and meeting the official goals they had set (not the targeting of conservative) - the financial goals , 20% bonus for the leader of the division is not too much, considering it could be 35% - around 61k a year.

We do not know the full story, so commenting on it would be hard. We do not know even if the president gave permission for it or not, as it is recommended but not obligatory for the president to take a look at such a high bonuses.

And Obama is not paying her as well as Bush did. She got 103k in 4 years, while Bush Administration awarded her with 45% of it in a single year. Maybe she was targeting democrats back then? Who knows...


According to The Washington Post, she received a $47,900 bonus for distinguished service in 2004 from President George W. Bush.


2004 = 47k bonus
2009-2012 total=103k bonuses.

Makes you think..
edit on 18-5-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
She received the same kind of bonuses under president Bush. IRS executives and it's lawyers getting bonuses is nothing new.

IRS Lawyers' Compensation Draws Criticism

Last year, 25 senior executives in the counsel's office received bonuses totaling $510,660, an average of $20,426. One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush. Two others, Deborah A. Butler and Cynthia J. Mattson, also were cited by Bush for meritorious service and rewarded with bonuses of $26,760 and $24,600, respectively.
Even if it is not "new", does that make it right? The government is basically putting a bounty on our heads. Is that the function of our government? Should it be?



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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I find despicable that we can sit here and talk about this type of corruption while most American workers salaries have been cut and forced to give away pay time because the government cuts under the Obama administration, but is ok to reward those that the president think to be better than the rest of us.

I am actually angry with this news. The presidents calls for sacrifices within the government workers, but I see that no all are asked to get do the same.



posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by cconn487

. . .

Funny how Obama says he is always in the dark about all of these recent scandals (distractions
). What owner of a business would allow those under him to sign off on bonuses? Let alone bonuses in that price range.


The difference, of course, is that Obama runs a business where he gives away our money in bonuses. What the hell does he care how big they are? There's always more where that came from....



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte

Originally posted by buster2010
She received the same kind of bonuses under president Bush. IRS executives and it's lawyers getting bonuses is nothing new.

IRS Lawyers' Compensation Draws Criticism

Last year, 25 senior executives in the counsel's office received bonuses totaling $510,660, an average of $20,426. One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush. Two others, Deborah A. Butler and Cynthia J. Mattson, also were cited by Bush for meritorious service and rewarded with bonuses of $26,760 and $24,600, respectively.
Even if it is not "new", does that make it right? The government is basically putting a bounty on our heads. Is that the function of our government? Should it be?


So it was ok for the Republicans to do it but not the Democrats?



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 08:51 AM
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No is not right, it only shows you, how corrupted is the government of our nation regardless of who is the piece of crap that takes over offices, from the recyclable congress with seats for life in many occasions and government agencies that have been running independently and control by money interest for decades

America government is not what people have grown and drilled to be anymore.

Neither any politicians that takes power.

The government has grown soo big that no longer can be control.



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by DarthMuerte

Originally posted by buster2010
She received the same kind of bonuses under president Bush. IRS executives and it's lawyers getting bonuses is nothing new.

IRS Lawyers' Compensation Draws Criticism

Last year, 25 senior executives in the counsel's office received bonuses totaling $510,660, an average of $20,426. One lawyer, Sarah Hall Ingram, received a $46,900 award, after being singled out for distinguished service by President Bush. Two others, Deborah A. Butler and Cynthia J. Mattson, also were cited by Bush for meritorious service and rewarded with bonuses of $26,760 and $24,600, respectively.
Even if it is not "new", does that make it right? The government is basically putting a bounty on our heads. Is that the function of our government? Should it be?


So it was ok for the Republicans to do it but not the Democrats?
Absolutely not. Government needs to be reigned in. The irs should be abolished, along with most of the other "alphabet agencies".



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 11:37 AM
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No its not acceptable for either of the crime organizations (Dems or Reps) to give big bonus's at a time when the US is in the Debt we are. However, the Us has never been in the dire shape it is in becasue of the Democratic Administration we current have to live with. This President and his appointed administration of down right no expieriance lackeys in charge of every Dept and Agency have spent more money and taken more liberties from the american CITIZEN than any before them, SO yes OBAMA should be held accountabel for everything that is done on his watch period! And we all know he doesnt do that in any way shape or form.... its always someone elses fault!!!!!




edit on 19-5-2013 by geemony because: spellin



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte

So basically *Obama* is using the irs to punish his detractors and then giving bonuses to his lackeys that do his dirty work. This person occupying the White House needs to be impeach, and then tried for multiple crimes. He is a complete disgrace to the office. Clinton and Bush were bad. Carter was incompetent. This guy tops them all. He combines the worst of Carteriesque incompetence with Bush imperialism. The result makes Nixon look like a nice guy. Obama belongs in prison, not the oval office.

washingtonexaminer.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on Sat May 18 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)


LOL You guys day that with every president. I mean seriously, every president. Well jeez Nixon was bad but...

Well, Clinton did this and this bust Bush, omg....

Next it will be, you thought Bush and Obama were bad, but this is...!!!



posted on May, 19 2013 @ 01:22 PM
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Even if it is not "new", does that make it right? The government is basically putting a bounty on our heads. Is that the function of our government? Should it be?


 


If the Dems don't do it, the Cons will get back into power and do it. So either a party and it's membership make money while they are in office, or they don't. The pendulum swings every 4 or 8 years.

If you want to stop it, stop voting in democrats and conservatives.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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It doesn't suprise me they would go after the tea party when they had plans to assassinate Occupy leaders if they got out of hand. The ptb do not like clean parties and clean candidates. They also do not like third parties becoming mainstream.

Its just that the right has more talking heads than the left. And please don't tell me CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post represent the left. It is preposterous as hell. Fox News does not represent the right either, it represents neoconservatives. Infowars represents the right!


edit on 21/5/13 by EarthCitizen07 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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All bonuses that are large must be signed by the current POTUS.
She received only $9k in Bush's last year...read the OP dens.



posted on May, 21 2013 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by geemony
reply to post by buster2010
 


No its not acceptable for either of the crime organizations (Dems or Reps) to give big bonus's at a time when the US is in the Debt we are. However, the Us has never been in the dire shape it is in becasue of the Democratic Administration we current have to live with. This President and his appointed administration of down right no expieriance lackeys in charge of every Dept and Agency have spent more money and taken more liberties from the american CITIZEN than any before them, SO yes OBAMA should be held accountabel for everything that is done on his watch period! And we all know he doesnt do that in any way shape or form.... its always someone elses fault!!!!!




edit on 19-5-2013 by geemony because: spellin


Lincoln took more actually.

Just saying.
edit on 21-5-2013 by Hopechest because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
She received the same kind of bonuses under president Bush. IRS executives and it's lawyers getting bonuses is nothing new.


In more simple terms..

Blame Bush!




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