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U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is pushing a new bill that he said would make it easier to collect back taxes from federal workers and members of Congress.
The Massachusetts Republican said that a recent report by the Internal Revenue Service showed that in 2010, 98,000 federal employees owed a combined $1 billion in back taxes.
Brown said members and employees of the U.S. Senate alone owed over $2 million.
The bill would require members and employees of Congress and federal employees who file financial disclosures forms to report any delinquent tax liability to the appropriate ethics office and come up with a plan to pay off the taxes.
Those who fail to arrange a payment plan with the IRS within a year could have those back taxes taken directly out of their wages.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama’s White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That’s up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year.
Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees’ tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by xuenchen
S&F I'm with you but I have little faith that even this little step will get any traction. Who thinks these bozos will police themselves??
Things are out of control. Our emperor and our do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do elected officials are beyond corrupt. I say we need to throw them all out and start fresh...that goes for both sides of the isle.
Enough is enough...