Here’s a great idea that may help both the unemployment problem, the deficit and, as the President would make sure at least one group pays it’s fair share of taxes. And I am sure it would be a bi-partisan policy. The idea is simple force the 279,381 delinquent tax payers who work for the federal govt., or are on a govt. pension pay the $3,420,168,684 in taxes they owe the IRS. For the ones who are working, give them a month to negotiate a payout plan with the IRS, if they don’t first put a lien on everything they own…then fire them…it will free up the jobs for unemployed tax payers. As for the retirees–freeze their assets and dock their pensions.
This is disgusting! I first read this story on Andrew Malcolm’s column at IBD , and felt compelled to download the spread sheet from the IRS and look at the pitiful numbers myself (the full report is embedded at the end of this post).
Fairness? Under the President’s own roof in the executive branch there is over $620 Million of “not paying their fair share” not counting the people who have already worked out payment agreements with the IRS. The Military branches are the biggest offenders—these are the civilians, active duty military will be covered at the end of the post.
Maybe we can get Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to take a break from taking away our health care freedom and urge her staff to pay their taxes as they are the most delinquent department non military department with almost $41 million owed to the IRS.
Also interesting is the Department of Justice, in charge of enforcing the law, is involved in tax lawlessness. Maybe its not their fault, maybe the folks at the DOJ spent too much money helping out the ATF by buying guns for the Mexican Cartels and now they have no money to pay their taxes.
|Its not just the Executive Branch, take a look at Congress and their aides.|
All together people who work for the federal government and those who receive their pensions from the tax payers are not paying their fare share of taxes, and when you add the money Warren Buffett’s company owes the IRS, we are talking about over four and a half billion dollars owed to the tax-payers.
Once again we are learning of a big gap between the “haves” and “have nots” in this country. The “haves” are the members of the federal bureaucracy and the rest of us are the “have nots.”
Call me crazy (and many people do) but it seems to me before the president even considers raising taxes on people in the private sector he should clean up the federal government and make sure everyone pays their fair share of taxes.