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  • Hmm, I'd be careful with that, it could be an incentive for another form of fraud. I think the main thing to do first is to ensure that whistleblowers do not face retaliatory punishment simply for being whistleblowers. If we could simply protect them from harm, that and the moral high ground ought to be a good incentive to come forward. So, I'd say no.
  • "The IRS Whistleblower Office pays monetary awards to eligible individuals whose information is used by the IRS. The award percentage depends on several factors, but generally falls between 15 and 30 percent of the proceeds collected and attributable to the whistleblower's information." source: www.irs.gov/compliance/whistleblower-office
  • No. It would become bounty hunting.
  • I have to ask...what is "the corruption money"? Example: Bill Clinton diddles his employee and then corruptly moves her to another position when the relationship becomes inconvenient. That's workplace sexual harassment. Where's "the corruption money"? Example: Eric Snowden reports the NSA's corrupt spying policies. Where's "the corruption money"? Example: Utah officials provide Olympic City Selection Committee members with free prostitutes and free Brigham Young University scholarships for their children if Salt Lake City is selected. (Ultimately, the bribes and illegal perks were apparently effective.) Where's "the corruption money"? *** It seems to me that the only time there is "the corruption money" is when (A) some U.S. official has been bribed or has received monetary "kickbacks" (a foreign official would, of course, be relatively untouchable by U.S. law) - and - (B) that money ***has not yet been spent*** (fat chance)
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      All of the examples you provided would have generated financial gain, or else they wouldn't have been offered. We're not necessarily talking about the immediate perks, but what the overall picture is and who profits in the long run. For instance, a politician often spends millions of dollars campaigning for a job that only pays a few hundreds of thousands of dollars per year - where is the financial gain? It isn't apparent. It isn't until they start practicing corruption while in office that their initial efforts are rewarded.

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