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

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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  • Hank_M

    He’s buying their silence, buying their votes and encouraging the continuation of “proper” behavior.
    The fact he can be so brazen about it is what’s really discouraging.

    • I could say this is exactly what some on the left have wanted.

      A ‘properly educated’ strongman dictator type (not that Obama is, but he’s the closest thing that they could get elected… you think Reid would have had any shot at the Oval Office? Or Pelosi?) who is busy doing the things that SHOULD be done, and would be demanded by all right-thinking people, regardless of what the laws say. And exempting the ‘proper’ groups, to give the impression that they really ‘care’.

      Because the rule of law isn’t important, if the laws get in the way. The elite must protect their own, and protect those who serve them.

      • jim_m

        He’s not a strongman dictator type. However, he is the kleptocrat dictator type in the mold of a Robert Mugabe and the left likes that even more.

        • No, he’s not a strongman dictator type – but as you point out, the left loves them their dictators.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    It’s the Chicagoization of the country. The end results will be ugly.

    • Jwb10001

      Would you please just make up your mind, are you a Glenn Beck crack pipe smoking, Chicagoization of the country spewing, hard core conservative or are you that other dip shit that calls other people glenn beck crack pipe smokin’ blah blah blah?

      • Guest

        It depends on where he is on a high or coming off the high (or maybe he just forgets to take his meds from day to day).

      • cstmbuild

        It depends on whether he is high or coming down from a high (or maybe he is just forgot his meds)