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IRS staff lives large at conferences

June 6, 2013

“Taxpayers should take comfort that a conference like this would not take place today,” assured acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel last week....

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canoer

Jun-06-13 10:30 AM

Totally ridiculous for public entities and even private ones for that matter, to blow taxpayers, union members or stock holders hard earned money on nonsense. Of course, this isn't anything new, but just another injustice come to light. If people have to be motivated to do their jobs, maybe they should be allowed to find more suitable employment. Another injustice is the fact that people who worked all of their lives, will collect less on SS than those who have made a living off it, by never working. Of course, there are unfortunate people who actually need assistance, but will fall under scrutiny as well.

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wondering

Jun-06-13 11:41 AM

The Fed and stae government are full of examples of this sort of narcissistic waste. A couple years ago SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher decided she needed a meeting of all SUNY college presidents. Fair enough, but where to have it? Could have been in Albany, Suny's home where they have access to meeting rooms and SUNY officilas would not need travel or lodging expenses. However to do that would mean Ms. Zimpher and her lackeys would not get an expense paid trip to the most expensive city in the state. In addition to unnecessary expense footed by state taxpayers the NYC location forced each college, even nearly destitute schools like NCCC to apy double the expense for lodging their president for this meeting. Public administrators have followed the lead of corporate CEOs. They consider themselves special and deserving of only the best despite the cost for taxpayers or shareholders.

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concerned

Jun-06-13 3:41 PM

your last paragraph says it all!!!!!!!

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bjccd5

Jun-06-13 9:01 PM

Is everyone naive enough to think the outrageous spending hold's only high position agencies or titles? I can only HOPE that some ballsy reporter who wants some future recognition for journalism will explore the local NFP organizations. You will find extortion, fraud, labor violations, discrimination, administrative OVERKILL!

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bjccd5

Jun-06-13 9:11 PM

Thank the Good Lord; NYS is reviewing the Remson - Lake Placid Corridor. Re-visiting the Unit Management Plan was 'suppose' to happen several years ago. Now, the State agencies will examine the studies for economic impact throughout the corridor and suggest the most appropriate use thereof. SO, Logic would expect a TRAIL use, due solely to economic indicators of the present and near future!

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