Federal tax dodgers
January 27, 2012
Unforgivable. In 2010, there were 98,000 people who receive their income directly from taxes who failed to pay their taxes. These deadbeats owe over $1 billion. They come from all areas, including five from the U.S. Tax Court, five from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, 36 from the Executive Office staff who owe about $834,000, more than 400 from the House and 200 from the Senate, 1,181 from the Treasury Department. Congressional staffers owe $10.6 million in unpaid taxes for just 2010. There are bills in both houses to fire government employees who fail to pay their taxes, but those bills haven’t seen the light of day. Why? The federal government is too big and has too much power. We need term limits for members of Congress and a new president.