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IRS pays 200 employees to work full-time for labor union

Demonstrators with the Tea Party protest the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of the Tea Party and similar groups during a rally called 'Audit the IRS' outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

More great news about everyone's favorite revenue service (via NRCC):

According to a FOIA request by the group Americans for Limited Government, the IRS is currently employing over 200 agents to work full-time solely for their labor union. Making things worse, 43 of these employees make six-figure salaries.

This isn’t the first time the scandal-ridden agency has come under scrutiny for questionable spending. Last month, it was reported they gave over $70 million in bonuses to employees and spent $50 million on lavish conferences over two years that included presidential suites and a “happiness expert.”

Ever since the spotlight has shined on the IRS a few months ago, when they admitted they inappropriately targeted conservative groups, things have gone from bad to worse. Aside from the questionable spending, National Journal reported yesterday the IRS unwittingly exposed thousands of Social Security numbers in a massive breach of security.

What makes this story even better? The division responsible was the same one that was found to have inappropriately targeted conservative groups.

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