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Old 09-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default 41 of Obama's White House Aides owe $831k in Back Taxes

Capitol Hill employees owe $9.3 Million in back taxes:


Slightly less than 10% of that figure traces to 41 of Obama's top WH aides.


Not just Daschle and Geitner have been avoiding paying taxes. From the link above we get this information:

41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes.

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.

“When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong–these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.”
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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FLICKING HYPOCRITES - I just put our estimated tax check in the mail - not for back taxes but for taxes that we'll owe for next year! If I didn't send that in, do you think the IRS would give me a free pass too?
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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I once asked someone in the know about this situation.

If you are a government employee they do not take back taxes out of your paycheck or seize your property, because you might seek revenge in the office. At the same time they cannot fire you for failure to pay back taxes. So they have to keep you on and can't touch you. Which is like a free pass - see how this is not just a handful of people but THOUSANDS of government employees, just in the Capitol, are ignoring their tax bills while enforcing ours. Not so ironically it is the very people who enforce the laws who are most likely to be aware of what will (not) happen to them when they fail to pay.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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But but almost one trilion ?
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