Watchdog: IRS credit cards used to buy wine for luncheon, romance novels for employee

  • Article by: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON — Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, dorky swag for managers' meetings and, for one employee, romance novels and diet pills, an agency watchdog said Tuesday.

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boozlesJun. 25, 13 3:20 PM

FTA: "Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees reported the cards stolen."___So if someone steals my credit card and uses it to buy online porn (even though I reported the card stolen) I'm still guilty of purchasing online porn? This articles headline is very misleading and seems like its trying to create sensationalism or a scandal, maybe even targeting our President Barrack Hussein Obama perhaps? This article is outrageously stupid.

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dumbgopJun. 25, 13 3:36 PM

NICE!!!! Well, no harm no foul. It's not like it's THEIR money, right? I just can't wait for this efficient, honest group of government employees to oversee Obamacare. I feel very confident that they will do a bang bang job.

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dumbgopJun. 25, 13 3:42 PM

NICE!!!! Well, no harm no foul. It's not like it's THEIR money, right? I just can't wait for this efficient, honest group of government employees to oversee Obamacare. I feel very confident that they will do a bang bang job.

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dumbgopJun. 25, 13 3:46 PM

NICE!!!! Well, no harm no foul. It's not like it's THEIR money, right? I just can't wait for this efficient, honest group of government employees to oversee Obamacare. I feel very confident that they will do a bang bang job.

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ungabungazzJun. 25, 13 3:55 PM

If you report to your employer that you have had 5-credit card lost/stolen then you should have been fired 3-credit cards ago.

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bigolwillieJun. 25, 13 3:59 PM

This is much to do about nothing. All big companies have bad employees who steal from them. This is theft. If the IRS fires these employees, the story should be ignored and we should move on. If the IRS does not fire these employees, this should be a scandel. If I bought porn with my company credit card and got caught I would expect to be looking for a new job. If I had 5 credit cards lost or stolen, I would expect to be looking for a new job.

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jarlmnJun. 25, 13 4:32 PM

This is an 'information-bomb' sideshow to deflect from what the larger issues are with the IRS. Nothing to see here folks, move on to the REAL problem.

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fishstixJun. 25, 13 5:10 PM

Yep, you're right, Mr. President: Your idea that government should be bigger and invasive in every aspect of our lives is a really good one.

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smeeagain2Jun. 25, 13 6:12 PM

Here we go again. The fawning media will rush to rip apart the agency based on the actions of a few employees, meanwhile ignoring the theft of billions of dollars by the corporations that own them. It's just another attempt at distracting the sheeple from the real tragedy.

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supervon2Jun. 25, 13 7:37 PM

The government workers fell like they can get away with anything because Obama will never turn on his own. Public Service is now a meaningless joke.

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