Friday, September 10, 2010

"Taxes?? That's for THEM, Not Us!!"

Owe the IRS? You have company. In D.C.

...Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquent’s 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.--A. Malcolm, quoted at Hot Air

That's an average of ~$20,000 each!!

But there's more.

At the Labor Dept., where Secy. Hilda Solis’ husband had some backtax 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 onboard 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.

It's possible that a very few people have VERY large obligations and the rest have relatively small ones. And given tax law complexity (and aggressive positions taken by lots of CPA's), there are probably a few who are, as it were, honestly disagreeing.

But NONE of these people can claim that they are unemployed, or seriously under-employed, and can't come up with the money. Government pays very well, as we know--about 200% of comparable private-sector jobs.

No comments: