IRS Bonus

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on May 2, 2014

Question(s)

1. Which of the following is the true news story that is the basis for this cartoon? The recent report that:
a) more than 1,000 Americans cheated on their taxes this year and were caught by the IRS
b) more than 1,000 IRS workers, who didn’t pay their taxes, were fired and arrested
c) more than 1,000 IRS workers, who didn’t pay their taxes, received cash bonuses and extra time off
d) IRS employees never receive bonuses

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which word best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) sarcastic
b) sincere
c) light-hearted
d) angry

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson
























Answer(s)

1.  c) more than 1,000 IRS workers, who didn’t pay their taxes, received cash bonuses and extra time off

2.  a) sarcastic