Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The Internal Revenue Service’s Inspector General says IRS employees who owe taxes collected more than $1 million in bonus money. And a couple other headlines this week included stories of misconduct or misbehavior by federal employees. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes in his column today that you can look at these stories three different ways, as an optimist, a pessimist or a realist.