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(The Fiscal Times)   Comfortingly, the Treasury Department's IG has found that IRS workers actually did buy useful items with their government credit cards, like wine and porn   (thefiscaltimes.com) divider line 48
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2013-06-26 06:51:11 PM
Hopefully they were at least supporting the national economy.
 
2013-06-26 06:51:33 PM
You've got to be a special kind of retarded to buy porn with a government issued credit card.
 
2013-06-26 06:52:23 PM
As someone who has billed porn at least tangently to taxpayers, good job.

/Thank you, Michigan!
 
2013-06-26 06:55:43 PM

Lunchlady: You've got to be a special kind of retarded to buy porn with a government issued credit card.


From TFA:

two cards that were used to purchase online pornography had been reported stolen

Question is why weren't they cancelled?
 
2013-06-26 06:57:16 PM
Tax in, tax out.
 
2013-06-26 07:03:37 PM
Meanwhile in Afghanistan we are scapping $7 billion dollars worth of serviceable equiptment because it it too expensive to ship back.

"penny wise and pund foolish"
 
2013-06-26 07:04:21 PM
Who really pays for porn anymore?
 
2013-06-26 07:08:48 PM
I have used a government CC to buy wine. But the per diem was a flat daily rate, so whatever.
 
2013-06-26 07:13:03 PM
Hell, you should see what Treasury employees buy with their own paychecks: houses, cars, food, vacations, rides at amusement parks -- it's not pretty.
 
2013-06-26 07:13:26 PM
class warfare!
 
2013-06-26 07:17:05 PM
The inspector general found that 98 percent of the 387 cards that had been assigned to former employees were not canceled prior to the employees' departure -- leaving the credit cards "vulnerable to misuse." The auditors recommend that the IRS require that credit card accounts be closed before the cardholders leave the agency.

You know, it's shiat like this that gives the conservatives that ammo they need to continually say that the government can't do anything right.  This is the most basic type stuff... wtf?
 
2013-06-26 07:22:07 PM
All this government deception and waste just makes me want to cry in my Paula D's Buttery Nipple . . .
 
2013-06-26 07:24:17 PM
And the rest they squandered.
 
2013-06-26 07:26:00 PM
and yet liberals claim we need to give these thieves even more discretion and money.....
 
2013-06-26 07:28:42 PM

theknuckler_33: The inspector general found that 98 percent of the 387 cards that had been assigned to former employees were not canceled prior to the employees' departure -- leaving the credit cards "vulnerable to misuse." The auditors recommend that the IRS require that credit card accounts be closed before the cardholders leave the agency.

You know, it's shiat like this that gives the conservatives that ammo they need to continually say that the government can't do anything right. This is the most basic type stuff... wtf?


I don't know. This seems pretty standard. When I left my corporate job (let's hope I never have one of those again) my card remained active until the end of my last day. On said last day, I bought a decent dinner and a beer each for me and the guy that was taking over for me. It was technically outside the bounds of what I was supposed to use the card for, but I was under my budget for the month and it was still work-related. We talked about his duties.

*shrug*
 
2013-06-26 07:29:28 PM
I think we should go easy on them.

It's not like they took an African Vacation.
 
2013-06-26 07:36:19 PM

fusillade762: Lunchlady: You've got to be a special kind of retarded to buy porn with a government issued credit card.

From TFA:

two cards that were used to purchase online pornography had been reported stolen

Question is why weren't they cancelled?


Maybe the porn was purchased before they were reported stolen.
 
2013-06-26 07:38:58 PM
Hey, some of those sex toys are expensive...
 
2013-06-26 07:47:37 PM
you can buy anything you want with a government/company credit card, whether you will be reimbursed for it is a different story
 
2013-06-26 07:52:44 PM

Free_Chilly_Willy: and yet liberals claim we need to give these thieves even more discretion and money.....


You know what? Not that it's ok, but almost every organization has people that abuse thier corporate/government credit card. When I was in the Guard each drill started off with the Top yelling at us to stop using our Amex to buy goroceries during the month.
 
2013-06-26 08:04:41 PM

Ishkur: And the rest they squandered.


Dammit!

This is why I love and hate fark.


/grumble grumble
 
2013-06-26 08:14:29 PM

Ishkur: And the rest they squandered.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-06-26 08:31:21 PM
Lol @ the IRS getting Benghazi'd. / may as well laugh. Unbelievably pathetic.
 
2013-06-26 08:41:31 PM
The IG thinks 41 bottles of wine for 28 people is a bit much?
 
2013-06-26 09:09:14 PM

ObamaTheOmnipotent: Lol @ the IRS getting Benghazi'd. / may as well laugh. Unbelievably pathetic.


Please explain what you mean by this.
 
2013-06-26 09:11:52 PM
You know I heard that Obumer might serve wine (Mad Dog) and beer (Colt 45) at his state dinners (Chicken and Cat fish fries)
 
2013-06-26 09:19:39 PM
Buying porn?!

Pfffffhehehehehehe.
 
2013-06-26 09:28:19 PM
I happened to have dinner the other night with a DEA agent. The "training" trips and nights out on the taxpayer's credit card made me freaking sick.
 
2013-06-26 09:30:09 PM
There's tons of free tentacles farking catgirls who pee themselves that are actually catboys on the internet so why would you pay for it?!
 
2013-06-26 09:32:04 PM

theknuckler_33: The inspector general found that 98 percent of the 387 cards that had been assigned to former employees were not canceled prior to the employees' departure -- leaving the credit cards "vulnerable to misuse." The auditors recommend that the IRS require that credit card accounts be closed before the cardholders leave the agency.

You know, it's shiat like this that gives the conservatives that ammo they need to continually say that the government can't do anything right.  This is the most basic type stuff... wtf?


That and when the dems cry that they can't simply cut anything out of the budget, and when we do force budget cuts the farkheads pick the most painful items possible to punish us for having the audacity to want our money spent wisely.
 
2013-06-26 10:25:58 PM

youncasqua: ObamaTheOmnipotent: Lol @ the IRS getting Benghazi'd. / may as well laugh. Unbelievably pathetic.

Please explain what you mean by this.


10 day old account? Upper left corner four clicks over to where it says About/FArq...or the big red X in the top right corner.
 
2013-06-26 10:32:02 PM

gunsmack: The IG thinks 41 bottles of wine for 28 people is a bit much?


yeah, that didn't make any sense. Why is the IRS taking foreign guests out to dinner though?
 
2013-06-26 10:38:25 PM
Ok, which one of you Farkers works for the IRS? Own up. :-)
 
2013-06-26 10:39:34 PM
FTFA: At an international executive conference in Washington, an IRS credit card was used to purchase 28 bottles of wine...quite a bit of wine for the 41 guests in attendance.

Speaking as someone who has attended my share of expense account dinners for a private company, my only criticism of this is that there aren't also a dozen or more cocktails on the tab.
 
2013-06-26 10:52:41 PM
So these guys were drinking wine and fapping to porn when they targeted those brave Patriots whose only crime is LIBERTY?

Scandalous.
 
2013-06-26 11:13:29 PM
I would like to think that IRS employees using government credit cards on porn and wine will not care too much about my numerous and obvious lies all over the returns I submit each year. I mean, they sound as dumb as me. We should hang out even.
 
2013-06-26 11:29:58 PM
Idiots abusing a Government Travel Card or Agency Purchase Card? Well now I've heard everything. This is obviously the first time this has happened in the history of the world. This is an obvious sign of systemic corruption all the way up to Obama. Any governmnet agency that ever had even a single employee abuse a government card should be immediately disbanded, boy some pro military right wingers are gonna be pissed.

Seriously, this is what rises to the level of a scandal in the right wing echo chamber? Keep it up guys, that chicken was just asking for it anyway.

Besides, if these people were smart and wanted to purchase illicit items, they'd do the moral and correct thing and sell weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States and use the proceeds for whatever they wanted like St. Ronnie, hallowed by thy name.
 
2013-06-26 11:35:44 PM

WittyReference: Idiots abusing a Government Travel Card or Agency Purchase Card? Well now I've heard everything. This is obviously the first time this has happened in the history of the world. This is an obvious sign of systemic corruption all the way up to Obama. Any governmnet agency that ever had even a single employee abuse a government card should be immediately disbanded, boy some pro military right wingers are gonna be pissed.

Seriously, this is what rises to the level of a scandal in the right wing echo chamber? Keep it up guys, that chicken was just asking for it anyway.

Besides, if these people were smart and wanted to purchase illicit items, they'd do the moral and correct thing and sell weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States and use the proceeds for whatever they wanted like St. Ronnie, hallowed by thy name.


we would have also accepted: "That's messed up. Good thing the internal audit turned up the problems so they can be corrected."
 
2013-06-26 11:59:12 PM

skullkrusher: we would have also accepted: "That's messed up. Good thing the internal audit turned up the problems so they can be corrected."


Common and acceptable are not the same thing. I'm not saying it was a good thing, and I'm glad they found it, but do you really think this sort or "corruption" "scandal" rises to the level of needing news analysis and congressional investigations, is this the level Congress is down to now? If so they need to look at every squadron, company, and dept. in the entire government. Don't you thing there might be a better way for congressmen to spend their energy? (I know, it's the GOP, so not really, but pretend Congress was run by adults)
 
2013-06-27 12:08:11 AM

gayb: I would like to think that IRS employees using government credit cards on porn and wine will not care too much about my numerous and obvious lies all over the returns I submit each year. I mean, they sound as dumb as me. We should hang out even.


It's like all other government workers. If they were competent they would be doing corporate accounting.
 
2013-06-27 12:21:04 AM

WittyReference: skullkrusher: we would have also accepted: "That's messed up. Good thing the internal audit turned up the problems so they can be corrected."

Common and acceptable are not the same thing. I'm not saying it was a good thing, and I'm glad they found it, but do you really think this sort or "corruption" "scandal" rises to the level of needing news analysis and congressional investigations, is this the level Congress is down to now? If so they need to look at every squadron, company, and dept. in the entire government. Don't you thing there might be a better way for congressmen to spend their energy? (I know, it's the GOP, so not really, but pretend Congress was run by adults)


They had an internal audit that turned up some bad stuff which, presumably, they are going to work on fixing. Nothing remotely approaching a scandal. A good thing though and time well spent.
 
2013-06-27 12:49:24 AM

skullkrusher: WittyReference: skullkrusher: we would have also accepted: "That's messed up. Good thing the internal audit turned up the problems so they can be corrected."

Common and acceptable are not the same thing. I'm not saying it was a good thing, and I'm glad they found it, but do you really think this sort or "corruption" "scandal" rises to the level of needing news analysis and congressional investigations, is this the level Congress is down to now? If so they need to look at every squadron, company, and dept. in the entire government. Don't you thing there might be a better way for congressmen to spend their energy? (I know, it's the GOP, so not really, but pretend Congress was run by adults)

They had an internal audit that turned up some bad stuff which, presumably, they are going to work on fixing. Nothing remotely approaching a scandal. A good thing though and time well spent.


I'm willing to bet FOXNews will see it differently, and probably Rep. Issa
 
2013-06-27 01:06:12 AM

fusillade762: Lunchlady: You've got to be a special kind of retarded to buy porn with a government issued credit card.

From TFA:

two cards that were used to purchase online pornography had been reported stolen

Question is why weren't they cancelled?


(they weren't stolen till after the report came out)
 
2013-06-27 01:28:28 AM
who pays for porn?
 
2013-06-27 01:35:10 AM

cashman: Ok, which one of you Farkers works for the IRS? Own up. :-)


Not me.
 
2013-06-27 02:26:28 AM

Bucky Katt: who pays for porn?


Mitt Romney.
 
2013-06-27 02:36:30 AM

whidbey: Bucky Katt: who pays for porn?

Mitt Romney.



Masterbating with money wrapped around your dick isn't technically paying for porn.
 
2013-06-27 06:24:38 AM

All2morrowsparTs: Free_Chilly_Willy: and yet liberals claim we need to give these thieves even more discretion and money.....

You know what? Not that it's ok, but almost every organization has people that abuse thier corporate/government credit card. When I was in the Guard each drill started off with the Top yelling at us to stop using our Amex to buy goroceries during the month.


...Which leads me to something I never could figure out.

We had the same problem while I was still in the USAF, and nobody ever could come up with an explanation as to why THEY STILL LET THE PEOPLE HAVE THE FARKING CARDS WHEN THEY DIDN'T NEED THEM FOR THEIR DUTIES.  The only excuse I was ever able to get was, "well, if they have to deploy fast, they have the cards."

Bullshiat. If they're deploying in the middle of the night with the rest of their unit, they're likely going someplace where they're not gonna need a freaking AMEX card.  If they're going on a planned TDY, then all they have to do is go to the squadron (or company, or what have you) and sign for the card.  And if for some reason they're deploying in an emergency all by themselves, then there's still other people you gotta wake up to get them on their way, and one of them can get you your card.  This nonsense was so bad - and the problem so easily solved - that the only conclusion I could ever come to was that AMEX was making so much money off of improper card use that they were bringing pressure on DOD not to rein it in.

/That concludes this rant.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled Farking
 
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