IRS Employees Bought Wine, Diet Pills, Porn with Tax Dollars

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The IRS, the agency that investigates Americans who don’t pay their taxes, needs to do a better job investigating itself. According to an IRS Inspector General’s report, some IRS employees have used agency credit cards to buy wine, expensive lunches, romance novels, diet pills, baby clothes, and pornography.

While the abuse the IG found was limited to a mere 1,000 employees in FY2010-2011, the IG found that the IRS has ineffective controls over inappropriate purchases. What’s a 1,000 abusers. It’s hardly worth management’s time to oversee them.

The IRS runs it like an honor system and when caught, employees face lax discipline.

Sounds fine! Why discipline them? It’s not like they’re stealing or anything.

In addition to inappropriate use of credit cards, IRS employees wrote 325 bad checks in the same year.

Let’s not forget that the IRS is the agency that wantonly spent $4.1 million tax dollars for just one IRS conference in Anaheim, California and nearly $50,000 to produce a poor-quality “Star Trek” parody to use as an IRS training video.

Ironically, President Obama wants to tax us more, a lot more!

Frugalcafe has the recently released audit report.

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