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Lerner Given ‘Vacation,’ Nuland To Be Promoted

From the Politico:

IRS official defies Washington

By KELSEY SNELL, RACHAEL BADE and DAVID NATHER | May 23, 2013

Lois Lerner isn’t leaving the IRS without a fight. The civil servant who has found herself at the center of the agency’s tea party-targeting scandal was placed on administrative leave Thursday…

That means she will get a paid vacation, just like (literally) countless numbers of other federal bureaucrats who are currently on administrative leave with full pay. Some for more than three years.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior member of the tax writing Finance Committee, said in a statement Thursday that Lerner was placed on administrative leave after she refused a request from Danny Werfel, the newly installed acting IRS commissioner, to resign.

“My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign,” Grassley said. “She was then put on administrative leave instead. From all accounts so far, the IRS acting commissioner was on solid ground to ask for her resignation.”

Heaven forbid that she be fired. Practically nobody in the federal government is ever fired. (In fact, only 0.18 percent of federal employees making more than $100,000 have ever been let go for cause.) The worst that ever happens to them is they get a paid vacation and then a new, usually better, position, after the heat is off.

By the way, notice how the Politico’s headline and and lead sentence practically make Lerner sound like a courageous heroine.

Lerner will continue to be paid while on leave per civil service rules, according to a congressional source.

Naturally.

It’s difficult to fire a civil service employee because the termination can be appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board — a process that can take over a year…

Besides, no one will ever be fired for carrying out Obama’s implicit orders.

By the way, as the Washington Free Beacon has noted, Lois Lerner has been paid more than $740,000 between 2009 and 2012, in salary and bonuses. (And not counting benefits.)

During that period Lerner’s salary averaged more $185,000, which is higher than Congressmen and Senators. And, on top of that, Lerner received more than $42,000 in bonuses.

Meanwhile, speaking of accountability, we have this from Breitbart:

Victoria Nuland Getting a Promotion

By Elizabeth Sheld | May 24, 2013

The White House announced yesterday that Victoria Nuland will be nominated by President Obama to assistant secretary for European an Eurasian affairs. Nuland has served as State Department spokesperson since 2011 until earlier this year.

Once again Obama scratches his nose with his middle finger before the American people.

The nomination requires Senate confirmation…

Nuland is best known for her role in objecting to the initial set of the Benghazi attack talking points when she "asked that references to al Qaeda and previous CIA warnings about threats posed to U.S. diplomats in Libya be scrubbed from the document." …

Of course, Ms. Nuland was not trying to protect herself. She was trying to protect her boss, Hillary Clinton. But the Democrat Party always finds a way to reward loyalty.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Lerner Given ‘Vacation,’ Nuland To Be Promoted”

  1. Of course the whole Obummer Administration has to protect her, to keep her quiet.

    Ms. Lerner can blackmail everybody in the Demonicrat network by telling the truth. After spending years at the top, she, like Hillbillary, knows where all the bodies are buried and who has the secret Swiss bank accounts.

    Issa may be tempted to grant Lerner immunity, like some top mobster dealing with the FBI, to get the names and dates. The witness protection program wouldn’t do her any good, though. That Medusa face can’t be hid.

  2. Liberals Demise

    Is it any wonder why we don’t trust the gubbamint?
    No one is accountable. Top to bottom. … this tree is dead.

  3. Paying for loyalty
    Buying silence

    with your created wealth through taxation on the fruits of your labor …

    They are vampires, feeding off us


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