Yesterday, Sarah Hall Ingram was named as the new Director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act Program office, charged with the task of making sure that citizens comply with Obamacare whether they agree with it or not.
Now that her former deputy, Joe Grant, has resigned and accepted responsibility for the illegal harassment of Conservative American citizens using the power of a federal office, she has been promoted to a position from which she can legally do what her subordinate admitted doing illegally… harass and intimidate Conservatives.
The Washington Examiner took a closer look at Ms. Ingram’s directorship during 2009-2012 and saw an alarming rate of big money bonuses going right into her pocket. Here’s how the bonus “Distinguished and Merit Service” cash flowed:
“Ingram received a $7,000 bonus in 2009, according to data obtained by The Washington Examiner from the IRS, then a $34,440 bonus in 2010, $35,400 in 2011 and $26,550 last year, for a total of $103,390. Her annual salary went from $172,500 to $177,000 during the same period.”
It turns out that these kind of bonuses can be relatively normative for all high ranking civil servants and are awarded based on the recommendations of a superior for “outstanding service” performed by a subordinate.
“Distinguished and Merit Service awards that can carry with them cash bonuses of anywhere from five to 35 percent of their base salary.”
Don’t get too shocked too quickly though. Just wait…there’s more…
According to the Examiner’s Freedom of Information Act Request:
The cash gifts didn’t stop with Ms. Ingram. Generous taxpayer-funded bonuses flowed to tax collectors throughout the entire IRS!
“The Washington Examiner reported that the IRS paid out more than $92 million in bonuses during the four-year period of Ingram’s awards to her and nearly 17,000 other agency employees. Those bonuses averaged more than $5,500 per employee.”
A – So inept that she “didn’t know” that her deputy was illegally targeting Tea party members, evangelicals, Pro-Israel groups, and other Conservatives for undue scrutiny during an election that sharply divided the nation along ideological lines, or…
B – A corrupt bureaucrat who received over $100,000.00 of the peoples’ money in bonus cash which was personally approved by the President of the United States in exchange for using her federal position to knowingly, willfully harass Americans with an agenda opposed to the president in order to delay their ability to effectively advocate against her boss’ reelection to the nation’s highest office.
If Case A is true, a non-medical professional with an apparently enormous lack of situational awareness will be making huge decisions about your medical and financial future.
If Case B is true, then a fox is guarding the hen house and advocates for the impeachment of President Obama have one more reason to campaign for election or reelection on one issue – removing the corrupt Chicago politician from the office once held by John Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.