The Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday that eight high-ranking employees in the department’s management division improperly promoted the hiring of relatives for summer or full-time work or assisted others in doing so.
Seven of the employees violated federal law restricting employment of relatives and the eighth violated a federal ethics standard, concluded the inspector general. A ninth person, a Justice Department official, was criticized for failing to respond to indicators that her subordinates may have violated anti-nepotism laws.
It’s your tax dollars at work — that is, if you’re in the group that still pays the freight for the federal government’s growing web of programs and associated bureaucracies. Half of U.S households pay nothing in federal income tax, and that’s exactly where any federal tax reform should start, particularly for those who say they want “fairness” in the system.
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