Obama Gives IRS, Obamacare Employees BIG Raises While Americans Lose Jobs

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, if you work for a federal agency that engages in illicit attacks on political opponents in obvious violation of the spirit of the U.S. Constitution or you work for the agency responsible for the disastrous rollout of the President’s take over of our national healthcare system, what do you get? Fired? A cut in pay? A stern letter of rebuke, even? Nope in Obamaland you get BIG raises!

Employees at both the IRS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been awarded huge raises driving up the payroll costs to the two departments by multiple millions of dollars. This despite the massive failures and crimes committed by these people.

In the case of the Obamacare workers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the department directly responsible for implementing the failed Obamacare system. Yet, despite months of failures and despite that the website still doesn’t work right, Obama was happy to give all his CMS folks big raises.

The payroll for CMS went up from $69 million in 2012 to $76 million in 2013. One executive got a $13,036 a year raise!

Meanwhile, Obama’s criminal IRS issued bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes!

The IRS doled out $2.8 million in bonuses in 2013.

As the AP recently reported: “More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012.”

The IRS gave out $92 million in bonuses to more than 70,000 IRS workers in 2011, and in the 2012, nearly 68,000 workers were awarded $86 million in bonuses.

Mary Katherine Ham of HotAir.com has the perfect exit question: “How many regular Americans have seen a bonus during the Obama years? How many of them also faced disciplinary action at their place of work? It’s good to be the state.”
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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