Making America great again requires removing the corrupt disease infecting our beloved nation.
Many facets of the American government are proving to suffer because of the corrupt nature of the men and women in charge of official positions. During the Obama era, many politicians and government officials were given top ranking positions despite evidence that would heed caution in allowing people with known criminal activity to be given taxpayer supported jobs not once , but twice.
The Inspector General for Tax Administration has discovered that under Commissioner John Koskinen, the Internal Revenue Service re-hired 212 employees it had previously fired for offenses including tax evasion, theft, and abuse of taxpayer data.
The title of the report makes it clear that the IRS “continues to rehire former employees with conduct and performance issues.” The inspection was requested by a U.S. Senator, who is not named in the report, although Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced legislation to block the agency from rehiring such employees shortly after the report was released.
“Whether it is the rehiring of previously terminated employees or continuing to give bonuses to poorly performing executives who can’t be fired – the delinquency at the IRS must end,” Burr declared. “It’s exactly actions like this that erode the public’s trust in their government. The American people are sick and tired of Washington at its worst. We have Americans paying the salaries of IRS workers who have repeatedly cheated the very government they took an oath to serve, and a Commissioner who won’t fire bad actors. The time to put a stop to these atrocious practices is now.”
As noted in a FedSmith report on Burr’s legislation, this is actually the second time he has attempted to block the IRS from restoring employees it fired for serious offenses. His effort last year was prompted by an Inspector General report very similar to this one. On that previous occasion, Burr noted that one of the employees re-hired by IRS literally had “DO NOT REHIRE” stamped on his or her personnel file.
The office of the Inspector General (TIGTA) is painfully aware that little improvement has occurred since last year’s report. In fact, the new publication notes with dismay that “nearly 300 of the 824 employees identified in the prior report were still employed by the IRS as of May 2016.”
Millions of Americans are denied job opportunities for mundane reasoning and instead, unsavory characters are given the chance at government positions two times regardless of the reasoning behind their previous termination.
The enemies within only want to pull us down for personal gain, all at the expense of the innocent taxpayers who wish nothing more than to witness the promises made regarding the spending of government tax funds.