IRS spent lavishly at Ga. resorts

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:03 PM
Last updated 6:48 PM
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ATLANTA -- A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels on St. Simons Island and in downtown Atlanta.

Among them is a conference for managers at Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis Hotel that cost $1.18 million for 800 attendees, or an average of $1,477 per person.

The review by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration lists other conferences at Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin and W hotels in Atlanta and a Hyatt Regency in Savannah.

IRS training at the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simons Island cost $110,586 for 77 attendees in fiscal year 2010. Another St. Simons conference at the King and Prince Hotel cost $99,586 for 70 people in fiscal year 2012.

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wmarkw
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wmarkw 06/05/13 - 12:18 pm
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After all the hard work Obama

After all the hard work Obama and his people's have put in dealing with the no good do nothing congress it is his right to spend our tax dollars this way! The man is helping the common people!!! Let him relax!

allhans
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allhans 06/05/13 - 01:28 pm
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The Treasury Inspector

The Treasury Inspector General, huh? Wow!

Common.sense
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Common.sense 06/05/13 - 01:53 pm
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AHAHAHA

His right to spend our tax dollars that way?!?!? Helping the common people?!? You should be a comedian.

They can relax alright. Just like us common people ... by paying out of their own pocket!

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RMSHEFF 06/05/13 - 02:05 pm
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We are officially a

We are officially a Government "of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians, all on our dime ! We must take our country back from these crooks.

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chascushman 06/06/13 - 04:55 pm
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This is very typical of folks

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This is very typical of folks that have lived of the taxpayer teat most of their lives. One lady I went to high school with that worked for the gov’t in DC most of her life made a comment about a lavish island vacation she went on, she said ‘it was worth every cent’. When I ask if she paid for it or did the taxpayers she became very angry. These folks think they are special and are entitled.

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