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Posted: 9/10/2010 11:38:12 AM EDT
Link and full article below...........enjoy


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/09/congress-taxes-irs.html


Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't labor down in that monument-strewn former swamp.

Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.

They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class ...

... Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along –– unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly decorated Oval Office.
The Post's T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.

Now, back taxes have been a problem for the Obama-Biden administration. You may recall early on that Tom Daschle was the president's top pick to run the Health and Human Services Department. But it turned out the former Democratic senator, who was un-elected from South Dakota in 2004, owed something like $120,000 to the IRS for things from his subsequent benefactor that he just forgot to pay taxes on. You know how that is. $120G's here or there. So he dropped out.

And then we learned this guy Timothy Geithner owed something like $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he'd be in charge of as secretary of the Treasury. The fine fellow who's supposed to know about handling everyone else's money. In the end this was excused by Washington's bipartisan CYA culture as one of those inadvertent accidental oversights that somehow never seem to happen on the side of paying too much taxes.

And under Geithner's expert guidance the U.S. economy has been, well, wow! Just look at it.

Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents' names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes. That would cover a lot of special chocolate desserts in the White House Mess.

In the House of Representatives, 421 people owe a total $6,524,892. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS' parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814. At the Labor Department, where Secretary Hilda Solis' husband had some back-tax problems before her confirmation, 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System's board of governors owe $1,076,733.

Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.

Then, we come to the Department of Homeland Security, which is run by Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona who preferred to call terrorist acts "man-caused disasters." Homeland Security is keeping all of us safe by ensuring that a Dutch tourist is aboard every inbound international flight to thwart any would-be bomber with explosives in his underpants.

Within that department, there reside 4,856 people who owe the tax agency a whopping total of $37,012,174.

And they're checking our pockets for metal and coins?

–– Andrew Malcolm

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:41:32 AM EDT
I agree with the content of the article. However, Andrew Malcom needs to take a Grammar and Composition class, his writing skills suck.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:44:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:01:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 12:05:03 PM EDT by sixnine]
If the elected leaders along with the welfare leeches of this country have taught me anything, it's that playing by the rules is for suckers. Let's face it, the otherside is cheating, and the referee's are in on it too.

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Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:13:52 PM EDT
For some reason I'm not surprised at all. Very disgusted though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:16:11 PM EDT
Typical double standard.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:18:58 PM EDT
Wouldn't seem to be very hard to garnish the check of a Federal employee now would it?

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:20:01 PM EDT
This is my surprised face.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:20:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
If the elected leaders along with the welfare leeches of this country have taught me anything, it's that playing by the rules is for suckers. Let's face it, the otherside is cheating, and the referee's are in on it too.

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2 words...cash business
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:25:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 12:48:04 PM EDT by Calgunner]
Lets all run down & vote Democrat in midterm election ...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:26:34 PM EDT
It sounds like the natives are finally getting restless. Maybe before long, we will go to the polls and sweep out this trash.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:45:30 PM EDT
IRS went after me for $1241 due to a TaxCut error, garnished my disability pay and levied my bank account. I was fighting for my work comp and soc sec disability at the time, barely getting by.

Why do these people get away with it?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:50:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stoner63a:
IRS went after me for $1241 due to a TaxCut error, garnished my disability pay and levied my bank account. I was fighting for my work comp and soc sec disability at the time, barely getting by.

Why do these people get away with it?


You know why.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:50:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Wouldn't seem to be very hard to garnish the check of a Federal employee now would it?



irs probably checks their voting history first.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:54:19 PM EDT
Taxes are for the little people, not the ruling class or their fluffers.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:01:18 PM EDT
Yep, we get told to 'tighten our belts, check our tires etc' and they are partying it up, vacationing left and right and not paying taxes the rest of us are forced too
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:03:29 PM EDT


Only the little people pay taxes...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:20:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 1:21:14 PM EDT by JoeCoastie]

Originally Posted By callgood:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Leona_Helmsley.jpg/225px-Leona_Helmsley.jpg

Only the little people pay taxes...


Helmsley?


In the link. Doh! At least I knew who she was. Ask most 28 yr olds and they'll say "who?".

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:31:18 PM EDT
This should be a sticky , at the top of every message board on the internet.
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