Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Crooked IRS Agent Lerner Retires on the Taxpayer Dollar

Not a bad racket if you can get it:

Illegally harass Tea Party groups using the power of your high position in the Internal Revenue Service then blame low-level employees in your office. Go in front of Congress and claim you didn't do anything wrong then improperly claim a Fifth Amendment privilege immediately after waiving it; be placed on paid administrative leave, get paid lots of money for sitting on your ass at home; then, when emails are uncovered that prove that you specifically authorized the harassment of Tea Party groups, retire on a fat government pension before someone fires your corrupt ass:

WASHINGTON — Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency's Tea Party scandal, is retiring, the agency confirmed Monday.
Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.
Lerner first disclosed the targeting at a law conference in May, when she was asked a planted question about IRS treatment of political groups. Less than two weeks later, she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, citing her constitutional right not to incriminate herself.
Republicans in Congress have repeatedly called for her to be fired. The IRS said in a statement that privacy laws prevented it from commenting further about an individual employee.
Yes folks, this is your government at work. We may now be stuck paying for this crook's defense even as we pay for her fat pension and benefits. And we'll probably never get at the fact that conspiracy to target Tea Party groups more than likely goes all the way to the tops of the executive branch. Can you say rampant corruption, Barry? 

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