Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

5/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The corruption and scandal should prompt a decent person to resign.

Payola. IRS officials are being paid exorbitant bonuses for doing nothing more than their duty. Well that and harassing conservatives. A new report from the Washington Examiner reveals that Sarah Ingram, in particular, received massive bonuses after using her power to persecute conservatives.

Sarah Ingram, paid well for her work.

Sarah Ingram, paid well for her work.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: culture of corrpution, scandal, Sarah Ingram, IRS, payola, Obama


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Washington Examiner explained that Sarah Ingram received a series of bonuses as well as an annual salary that increased from $172,500 to $177,000, at the height of the Great Recession. The Culture of Corruption runs deep in the administration.

"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," according to the Washington Examiner.

It should be noted these payoffs came as scrutiny and persecution of tax-exempt conservatives ramped up to fever pitch.

Here's the clincher. Bonuses of the size that Ingram received, normally require presidential approval.

After paying Ingram her reward, he promoted her to be in charge of the office that oversees Obamacare compliance. And just this week, Obama pegged her successor to take the fall for her harassment of conservative groups.

So, if not for the media, Ingram would be away scot-free, money in her pocket and a new title on her door.

However, Ingram and Obama have been caught. So far, no consequences have fallen upon them, but they will. Congressional investigations into these practices have been announced and will hopefully reveal if Obama paid off Ingram for her scandalous, and allegedly illegal behavior.

Obama has disavowed any knowledge of the IRS policy to persecute conservatives.

Amusing that conservatives knew this years ago and Obama, the man signing the bonus checks, is the last to know.

The reality is that Obama did know, and is also lying to the American people about his knowledge. Nobody dares expose the lies however. Those who might blow the whistle on the government are running scared as Obama cracks down on the press.

Last week the Associated Press had two months worth of phone records seized by the administration in an effort to root out any potential whistle-blowers in the Obama administration.

With Obama controlling what makes it into the press out of his office, and a willingness to lie to protect himself, there's little likelihood we'll know the full truth of his role, if any, in the scandal.

Regardless, as the chief executive, the buck should stop with Obama. Whatever happened to that? Besieged with scandal over the IRS, Benghazi, and repression of the free press, and not to mention Obamacare and more, perhaps Obama should contemplate resignation. At least then, he can preserve some illusion of integrity.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December 2014
Christmas, hope for humanity:
That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Parents: That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

Expecting a big tax refund from the IRS? Then you don't want to read this... Watch

Image of Expecting a refund? You may be left waiting longer than you think.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

If you're counting on a big IRS return to make a big purchase, you may be waiting a lot longer than anticipated this year. Budget cuts in the IRS mean that fewer returns will be audited and services will become increasingly difficult to obtain. Worst of all for many ... continue reading


Obama's right, he has issued fewer executive orders than his predecessors, BUT... Watch

Image of Obama signs a bill while on vacation.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What's in a name? President Obama has ruled more from his desk, without the consent of Congress, more than any other president, but liberals are right to point out that these are not "executive actions" and don't count against his tally compared to other presidents. ... continue reading


Federal judge warned: Don't interfere with Obama's plan for deportation amnesty Watch

Image of U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reforms during a visit to Casa Azafran in Nashville,

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In unusually strong language, the Obama administration warned a federal judge to stay out of the debate over President Obama's deportation amnesty. "Federal courts sit to decide cases and controversies, not to resolve disagreements about policy or politics," ... continue reading


Rick Santorum Seems Poised to Launch a 2016 Presidential Campaign Watch

Image of Rick Santorum

By Keith A. Fournier

I don't think I've met a 'suit' yet. It's very much heart of America, average Americans who have found a place where they see someone who will stand up and fight for them. If the Republican Party has a future - and I sometimes question if it does - it's in middle ... continue reading


You should be outraged! While Obama distracted you with a government shutdown, look what Senate Democrats snuck into this bill! Watch

Image of The White House has just received unprecedented surveillance powers thanks to an amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act for the 2015 fiscal year.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Overshadowed by the potential government shutdown and funding vote in the House, another bill was passed this week by Congress, one with much more sinister, and flagrantly un-American, goals. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Congress passed a bill that gives a ... continue reading


What are they covering up? White House attempts to delay CIA torture probe Watch

Image of Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday reportedly called Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to tell her that the report's release should be delayed.

By Troy Dredge, Catholic Online

A Senate report, years in the making, which accuses the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA of using banned torture techniques while evading oversight may never be released, According to Bloomberg, there have been ongoing efforts by the White House efforts to ... continue reading


Landmark pregnancy discrimination case heard by Supreme Court Watch

Image of Depending on the high court's ruling, companies may be required to afford mothers-to-be the same

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A landmark case involving the rights of expectant mothers in the workplace was heard by the Supreme Court this week. Depending on the high court's ruling, companies may be required to afford mothers-to-be the same "reasonable accommodation" as they would ... continue reading


17 states REBEL against Obama, join lawsuit over immigration scandal Watch

Image of 17 states have banded together to sue Obama over his illegal action to refuse to enforce immigration reform, hoping the courts will block his attempts at providing amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Seventeen states have allied together in order to sue President Obama's administration, citing the president's disregard for constitutional limits to presidential power, and refused to fulfill his obligation to enforce U.S. laws when he attempted to dismiss ... continue reading


A distinct euphemism: Health care reform was 'political miscalculation,' Schumer says Watch

Image of When the Democratic Party focused in exclusion to all else, on health care, he added,

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

One apt euphemism - which is essentially a nice term very a not-at-all-nice term, is the phrase, "Economical with the truth," i.e. lying. Senator Charles Schumer of New York, in summarizing the massive loss by democrats in elections earlier this month, said ... continue reading


The man behind the mess of Obamacare wants you to encourage abortion! Watch

Image of John Gruber, the man behind Obamacare, is an ardent supporter of abortion.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The architect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), John Gruber, has made a fool of President Obama and the Democrats in his administration once again. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Gruber has been recorded numerous times admitting that the ACA was written and ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
24 When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, ... Read More

Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
1 Hannah then prayed as follows: My heart exults in ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for December 22nd, 2014 Image

St. Chaeromon
December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter