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Federal employees who donít pay their taxes should be fired
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/2011 | Jason Chaffetz

Posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:30 AM PST by xtinct

If you’re collecting a federal paycheck, you should pay federal taxes. That’s the premise of a bill I introduced last week to require federal employees to pay their taxes or be fired.

The IRS reports that 100,000 federal civilian employees are seriously delinquent on their federal taxes. These aren’t just people who fell behind. These are people who have actively defied IRS letters and phone calls seeking payment. In 2009, the US government failed to collect $1 billion a year from federal employees alone.

While the number of delinquent federal employees has remained fairly constant since 2004, the amount owed has increased nearly 70%. The bill further prohibits the hiring of future employees who have failed to pay taxes. We’ve got to tackle this problem.

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At the very least, these people should be listed in every newspaper in the U.S. as well as all news sites online... or they should be fired and arrested...

Can you say lien on everything they own?

1 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:32 AM PST by xtinct
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To: xtinct
And most certainly no such person should even be considered for a cabinet post!
2 posted on 03/08/2011 11:28:10 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: xtinct

I find this difficult to comprehend. About 20 years ago I fell athwart of the IRS and a few months later the IRS seized everything in my bank accounts. Don’t see why the IRS can’t do the same for federal employees.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 11:29:12 AM PST by Hootowl
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To: pnh102

Call for Timmy Geithner


4 posted on 03/08/2011 11:31:08 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: xtinct

A measure such as this should have been law forty years ago. Why are we just now considering something that should have been slam-dunk common sense decades before?


5 posted on 03/08/2011 11:32:07 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: xtinct

Fire each of them as well as all the other federal parasites. get rid of any union activities. Send them to prison.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 11:36:02 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Hootowl

Taxes are for little people. And yes I had a run-in with the IRS, too, but I didn’t let it get that far...........


7 posted on 03/08/2011 11:44:12 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: xtinct

Who gets to fire Charlie Rangel and Timmy Geithner?


8 posted on 03/08/2011 11:50:16 AM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The truth can indeed be a finger-down-the-throat for those unprepared to hear it.)
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To: xtinct
Federal employees who don’t pay their taxes should be fired

You got my vote...

IF and only IF...

All cabinet candidates and Judge nominations are included.
As well as "protected" members of Congress (they know who they are; a certain minority congressCriminal "celebrated" in the street after he got away with it.)

9 posted on 03/08/2011 11:55:03 AM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Hootowl
I find this difficult to comprehend. About 20 years ago I fell athwart of the IRS and a few months later the IRS seized everything in my bank accounts. Don’t see why the IRS can’t do the same for federal employees.

Similar experience here. Had a dispute with the IRS and they put a lien on my bank account (which resulted in a bunch of bills bouncing).

FedGov does not provide for garnishment of employee pay? If they don't, then depts should be ordered to junk their payroll systems and go with an outside company like ADP.

10 posted on 03/08/2011 12:00:02 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: xtinct
The problem is that once you have a jack@ss tax scofflaw like Tim Geithner . . .
serving as the 'effing U.S. Treasury Secretary,
. . . then NOBODY in the Federal government could possibly keep a straight face while implementing such a measure for low-level Federal employees.

11 posted on 03/08/2011 12:02:04 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: xtinct

Don’t they suffer withholding like the rest of us?


12 posted on 03/08/2011 12:09:02 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Hootowl
Don’t see why the IRS can’t do the same for federal employees.

Har Har. When pigs fly, etc.

I'm gonna throw out a little thought for the folks here. Wouldn't be interesting to run the numbers and see what the ratio of personal audits is based on voter registration/party affiliation.

13 posted on 03/08/2011 12:16:00 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Hootowl

Yes, difficult to comprehend, given that the Federal Government has control of their paychecks and can just dock their pay.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 12:18:06 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: xtinct

But what will Geithner do?


15 posted on 03/08/2011 12:21:07 PM PST by RockinRight (I once had my identity stolen. Once they got to know me, they gave it back right away.)
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To: xtinct

16 posted on 03/08/2011 12:50:11 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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To: xtinct
NO...... many should be fired whether they pay their taxes OR NOT..
The federal government should be GUTTED.. hopefully the incompetent ones FIRST..
BUT if not.. liquidation should be mandatory.. taxpayers will still benefit..

BUT I admit securing the Senate have to happen first..

Sooo I say de-FUND or at least UNDER-FUND...

17 posted on 03/08/2011 12:51:24 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: xtinct

I00,000 federal workers. That is quite a bit. I wonder how that is possible. Taxes are taken out of checks automatically. Now perhaps they owe more. I say that if they are retirement eligible make them retire by October 2011. If they are not retirement eligible, tell them they have to pay before June 2011 or they will be dismissed without benefits. I bet you would suddenly have an influx of payments making their way to IRS.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 1:22:08 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Jukeman

Fire each of them as well as all the other federal parasites. get rid of any union activities. Send them to prison.

I say we do this with the public sector too. I bet that number is WAY more than 100,000.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 1:23:42 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Jukeman

Sorry meant private sector.


20 posted on 03/08/2011 1:25:00 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: xtinct

If they are refusing to pay taxes on the grounds that the Federal Government is spending that money for unconstitutional proposes I say we promote them!


21 posted on 03/08/2011 1:50:15 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: xtinct
What happened to our pride and joy --- to the fact that "we are a country of laws, not men?"

The article shamelessly spits on this fundamental American principle by advocating that the relationship of a person with the federal government must depend on the source of his paycheck.

Tax law is a law; as such, it should be applied uniformly. The author indicates no consideration for this principle and shamelessly advocates its destruction.

And you cheer him on, Xtinct? "these people should be listed in every newspaper in the U.S. as well as all news sites online... or they should be fired and arrested..." ---only 'cause they are federal employees.

How conservative of you.

22 posted on 03/08/2011 2:03:47 PM PST by TopQuark
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“In 2009, the US government failed to collect $1 billion a year from federal employees alone.”

“Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year alone” these tend to be staffers, you know, the ones who wrote the DeathCare bill and left themselves out.

From the Comment section: “Many feds dodge taxes. Remember, they know all too well how money is squandered. ....if they do get fired, for not paying taxes or stealing federal funds, they get to keep retirement and other benefits, and the entire matter is quietly swept under the rug, using ‘confidentiality’ as a cover.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/08/federal-employees-who-dont-pay-their-taxes-should-be-fired/#ixzz1G3sUVVbt

HOW does this happen?

The tax system is socialist anyway. It should be gotten rid of along with the IRS. I guess the IRS has orders to not mess with the federal employees, eh?

What a corrupt government we have.
Fire them all!!!


23 posted on 03/08/2011 5:38:20 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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