July 17, 2012

Yet another reason why I don't want my taxes raised

DE Libertarian has the sad details about federal tax delinquency ... among federal employees:

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.

The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.

The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.

The biggest offender is the US Post Office, with over 25,000 employees owing a total of almost $270 million.

Personally, I'd exempt active military members from paying federal income taxes (and others, too) ... for reasons I've made quite plain on this site numerous times.


Posted by Hube at July 17, 2012 11:00 AM | TrackBack

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"Personally, I'd exempt active military members from paying federal income taxes (and others, too) ... for reasons I've made quite plain on this site numerous times."

If they're foreign deployed for long enough they actually are.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at July 17, 2012 11:13 AM

Good to know! Thanks for the info, Jeff. :-)

Posted by: Hube at July 17, 2012 11:14 AM