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Gohmert Bill Would Give $1M Reward For IRS Emails

From Breitbart:

Texas Congressmen Introduce Bill Offering $1 M for IRS Emails

By Kristin Tate | June 26, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas–Texas Congressmen Louie Gohmert and Bill Flores introduced legislation that offers a $1 million reward for any individual who can recover former IRS director Lois Lerner’s "lost" emails.

An additional $500,000 would be given in exchange for information regarding the destruction of the emails. The Identify and Recover Sent E-mails (IRS) Act (H.R. 4958), if passed, would cut the salaries of IRS employees by 20 percent until the emails are recovered.

Flores told Breitbart Texas that he was inspired to take action after groups in his district were unfairly targeted by the IRS.

"A Tea Party group in my district was one of the first conservative groups to be targeted," Flores said. "Then one of my donors appeared to be targeted… They’re all frustrated with the IRS. Then when this news [about the lost emails] came out, they were all even more agitated."

Instead of sitting idly by, Flores decided that something must be done. He said that he came up with a "carrot stick approach" that gives the IRS negative reinforcement if the emails are not surfaced, and positive reinforcement if pertinent information is brought to light.

The Congressman added that he finds it very hard to believe that Lerner’s emails are completely lost and unrecoverable. "You don’t just lose emails under today’s email systems," he said.

Although Gohmert and Flores have only just started marketing their bill to fellow Congressmen, there is little doubt that it will receive considerable support. "I even think we’ll have some Democrats support it," Flores said, "They’re scared of what the IRS has done to their reputation." …

This is fine. But why use taxpayers’ money? At the very least the reward should be taken out of the IRS’s budget.

Besides, we wonder how effective this will be? Who will be willing to risk incurring the wrath of the IRS for a measly million dollars?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 27th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Gohmert Bill Would Give $1M Reward For IRS Emails”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Don’t forget to report it to the IRS

  2. canary says:

    Save money. Fine the IRS for losing e-mails the same as they fine and ruin Americans.

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