Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses.
The Obama administration has ordered agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts, but the IRS says it’s merely following legal obligations under a union contract.
The agency is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the IRS.
Y](http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gop-senator-irs-pay-70m-employee-bonuses)ou have to remember according to the democrats it is those evil republicans which are holding the purse strings and not allowing money to flow for needed government activities. However according to several articles I have read, the government is still spending money where it wants to.