Hatch Blasts IRS Bonuses

Sen. Orrin Hatch expresses his displeasure after learning that the Internal Revenue Service is poised to give employees $70 million in bonuses.

Reports Politico:

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee, said “further scrutiny” is required.

“It’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul,” the Utah Republican said. “On the one hand, the IRS claims it’s short on resources, but on the other hand, it appears they’re ready to dole out $70 million in bonuses that looks like a payoff to union workers at a time when we’re drowning in a sea of red ink.”

The IRS says it is legally required to pay out the bonuses because of a collective-bargaining agreement with the National Treasury Employees Union.

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