On Monday, Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee asked acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about bonuses in the agency, some of which had to be approved by the president. Werfel said he did not know whether the president had approved a bonus for Sarah Hall Ingram, the former head of the IRS’ tax-exempt division who now heads the IRS’ Obamacare office. He said that most bonuses within the IRS had to be approved the head of the agency, not the president, but that the president did approve certain bonuses.
J. Russell George, the inspector general of the IRS, said there was an ongoing audit on bonuses.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).