Lois Lerner Was Paid Huge Bonuses; Now Lives on Taxpayers

You won’t believe what Lois Lerner was paid for attacking conservatives with the power of the IRS.

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Being a White House tool can be very profitable.

The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Lois Lerner Received $129K in Bonuses.”

Former IRS official Lois Lerner received $129,300 in bonuses between 2010 and 2013, records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show.

Over a three-year period, Lerner, the head of the tax-exempt division at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal, received a 25 percent retention bonus—averaging $43,000 a year—on top of her regular salary.

The federal government uses retention bonuses to incentivize valuable employees who are considering retirement or private sector jobs to stay at their agencies.

Former acting IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller recommended Lerner for a $42,000 retention bonus in December 2009, when she first became eligible for retirement.

“Ms. Lerner is eligible for retirement and as an attorney with extensive experience would likely command a much greater pay and benefits if she left the Service,” Miller wrote. “Without a retention incentive she will leave the Service.”

Miller said that there was no senior official ready to take over the position if Lerner left, and that “her unique blend of specialized technical expertise, broad organizational knowledge, and leadership skills cannot be matched.”

[See also, “IRS Gave Lois Lerner a Bonus to Make Her Want to Keep Up Her Work.”]

Does anyone else feel sick that a lying hack like Lois Lerner can get annual bonuses of more than what many American households make in an entire year?

In 2011 and 2012, Lerner’s retention bonuses were $43,050 and $44,250.

And now, she lives high on your back, forever:

Lerner retired in September 2013, ensuring that she receives a full federal pension.

Whoever made up that saying that “crime doesn’t pay” obviously didn’t live in today’s United States. Jonathan Gruber, Lois Lerner, and on and on and on… crime pays very well.