Saturday, September 11, 2010

White House Aides Owe the IRS $831,000 in Back Taxes -- And they're Not Alone

A new report completed by the Washington Post revealed that 41 White House aides owe a combined $831,000 to the IRS. However, these aides are not alone. Federal employees nationwide owe the IRS an estimated $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp.

Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.

They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class ...

... Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along -- unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly decorated Oval Office.

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