GOP Senator Slams IRS: ‘It’s Hard to Think of a Group of People Less Deserving’ of $62.5 Million in Bonuses

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) slammed the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday for its recent decision to award approximately $62.5 million in bonuses, a move he characterized as “a very bad thing to do at this particular time.”

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced earlier this week that government officials had agreed to reward the agency’s “high-performing employees” for their “great work.” The decision is an about-face from the agency’s earlier attempts to save money in the face of supposedly “devastating” budget cuts.