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Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes
WTOP ^ | February 15th | Mark Seagraves

Posted on 02/19/2009 6:02:08 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President, thousands of federal workers have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from nearly half a million federal employees. According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers did not voluntarily pay their federal income taxes in 2007. The same is true for 37,752 active duty military and nearly 200,000 retired civilian and military personnel.

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We're surrounded by tax cheats who want to raise our taxes! Instead of raising taxes, just get these people to be honest!
1 posted on 02/19/2009 6:02:08 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Okay, these are GOVERNMENT workers who owe INCOME TAX to the GOVERNMENT. Where’s any REAL MONEY involved?......................


2 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Zimbabwe has removed 12 zeroes from its currency. We need to remove ONE from the White House......)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I think a lot of these idiots were in Mesa, Arizona cheering and applauding their “messiah” yesterday!


3 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: Red Badger

They pretend to work, and the government pretends to pay them.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:43 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers did not voluntarily pay their federal income taxes in 2007.

Define "Voluntary". I paid, but I used alot of colorful language while I prepared my return and if I'd had a choice in the matter I would have preferred not to give the government one (bleep) dime. There was nothing voluntary about it.

5 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:47 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How is this done? They get W-2 and have W-4’s and money is suppose to be deducted from the check before they even get it.


6 posted on 02/19/2009 6:05:01 AM PST by edcoil (Hey, I found my round-tuit, guess I'll go to work now.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

When you decide to clean house, do you walk next door and tell the neighbors how to do it?


7 posted on 02/19/2009 6:05:34 AM PST by mirkwood (Snowing heavy on the Maine coast.)
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To: Red Badger

The real money is involved in the paycheck they take home that comes out of YOUR pocket.


8 posted on 02/19/2009 6:05:48 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: edcoil
money is suppose to be deducted from the check before they even get it.

It is. They're probably under-withholding. I have extra taken out and I still have to pay big bucks at the end of the year.

9 posted on 02/19/2009 6:06:06 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes”

And that’s just the Obama adminsitration.


10 posted on 02/19/2009 6:06:20 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

If you want to have some fun,

try entering a discussion with a lib and try to get them to admit that taxes are taken at gun point.

Their dancing puts Fred Astaire to shame...


11 posted on 02/19/2009 6:06:51 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’ll bet 90+% of them are democrats. The other 10% died in 2006, but still got paid through 2007.


12 posted on 02/19/2009 6:07:17 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The agency with the most delinquent employees is the U.S. Postal Service. With more than 747,000 employees, the postal service is the largest employer in the federal government, but with a 4.16 percent delinquency rate, it is a full 1 percent above the average compliance rate this year.

The IRS would not provide comparable data for the general population. But a spokesperson for the IRS did supply the delinquency rate for IRS employees — less than 1 percent. The IRS is the only federal agency where an employee can be fired for not paying his taxes.

go figure..


13 posted on 02/19/2009 6:07:36 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why are their wages not being garnished as would those in the private sector?


14 posted on 02/19/2009 6:08:31 AM PST by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Pay up, folks, before the peasants march on Washington and remove you from your cushy jobs.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 6:09:30 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: edcoil

Claim 8 dependents and have very little deducted and just don’t file a return.


16 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:09 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Pay up, folks, before the peasants march on Washington and remove you from your cushy jobs.


17 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:28 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: MrB

I really upset libs when I tell them I wouldn’t mind paying taxes if I could designate my contribution to a constitutionally mandated federal function. Like providing for the common defense.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:58 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: xcamel; Red Badger; FlingWingFlyer; dfwgator; SandyInSeattle; edcoil; mirkwood; MrB; Hoodlum91; ...
I know how to solve this problem:

Just tell the IRS that all these tax evaders are a bunch of conservatives related to Rush Limbaugh, and they'll get to investigating it immediately.

19 posted on 02/19/2009 6:11:41 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (The border fence/wall is our most important "shovel ready" project)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Tax Revolt!!

They did not VOLUNTARILY pay their taxes and since the income tax is voluntary I guess nothing's going to happen to 'em.

20 posted on 02/19/2009 6:12:35 AM PST by DManA
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There really is something laughable in this situation, if we could only find it....if we are ONE DAY LATE with ANY sort of tax, our small business is CALLED, MAILED, and CURSED at!! How these people are getting away with it is what I am interested in knowing, for even more than 30 days!!!


21 posted on 02/19/2009 6:13:28 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: SandyInSeattle

My favorite liberal defense of unconstitutional laws is

“well, we voted on it”.

Yeah, if we voted that rape was legal then you’d just have to put up with it until the next election I guess.


22 posted on 02/19/2009 6:13:46 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Don’t these Gov workers have taxes removed from their paychecks?


23 posted on 02/19/2009 6:14:30 AM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Red Badger; MrB; dfwgator
Okay, these are GOVERNMENT workers who owe INCOME TAX to the GOVERNMENT. Where’s any REAL MONEY involved?.........

The money they did not pay in taxes went into attending Obama rallies, cell phone bills to tell their friends how wonderful he is, etc etc!!!

24 posted on 02/19/2009 6:14:42 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: dfwgator

Boy if you only knew how true this was. I was once in a federal office to take depositions (of fed. employees there) and there were people SLEEPING at their cubicles, I am not kidding, heads down on the desk next to the empty potato chip bag. I was actually concerned about one worker, and at my prompting, her supervisor went over to make sure she wasn’t dead!


25 posted on 02/19/2009 6:15:08 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: Red Badger

Maybe they know something?

E-memo: Don’t pay your 2007 taxes. Pass it on.


26 posted on 02/19/2009 6:16:49 AM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: browniexyz
there were people SLEEPING at their cubicles

One of my coworkers (now retired, thank goodness) used to nap out late in the day when she thought nobody could see. She'd lean back in her chair and kind of doze off.

I confess to deliberately knocking things over and slamming drawers just to see her jump. Another coworker told me he blew into a paper bag and then popped it to see if she'd fall out of her chair.

The woman was totally useless. Her retirment was a blessed event around here.

27 posted on 02/19/2009 6:20:05 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I just don't get this. Around 1992 I got behind on my taxes about $5000. Within 8 months the IRS was all over me like a cheap suit. They gave me about 1 week to come in and kiss their ass to set up a pay back plan before they attacked my assets.

Then again, I worked for myself so I was automatically considered a criminal.

28 posted on 02/19/2009 6:25:07 AM PST by suijuris
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To: Red Badger

29 posted on 02/19/2009 6:26:25 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I guess only the “chumps” pay taxes. Most postal workers are dems right? I wonder if any of them pay taxes...


30 posted on 02/19/2009 6:28:03 AM PST by GOPJ (Do you see $20,000 tulip bulbs for sale? Only a fool tries to prop up bubble prices.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I had a coworker who was hired with a strong resume and interview. The first day, he slept 3 out of 8 hours.... AND SNORED. (He was BIG).

So, after about a week, I say to my project manager, shouldn’t we do something about this? He told me they talked to him after his first day.

He boldly informed them that he was diagnosed with sleep apnea (sp?) and it would be a violation of the ADA to fire him or discipline him.

It’s also a violation to ask them during the interview if there are any medical issues that would impede their work.

G*d bless the USSA.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 6:29:06 AM PST by laxcoach
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Just tell the IRS that all these tax evaders are a bunch of conservatives related to Rush Limbaugh, and they'll get to investigating it immediately.

Seriously, if you could break into DNC headquarters and fax or email a "press release" to the "MSM" that this was happening, and blame it on wealthy Republican tax protester infiltrators into the civil service system, they'd be investigated by the end of this week (it's Thursday). Of course, the 'Rats would be FURIOUS that you played such a dirty trick on so many of their voters.

32 posted on 02/19/2009 6:29:07 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That used to be the way but all children and their SSA numbers must be on returns.


33 posted on 02/19/2009 6:31:12 AM PST by edcoil (Hey, I found my round-tuit, guess I'll go to work now.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

See my new tagline.


34 posted on 02/19/2009 6:32:55 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If Liberals would pay their taxes, there would be no deficit..)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Video tax fight in NJ yesterday:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=6666355


35 posted on 02/19/2009 6:35:57 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

To me it makes no sense without a comparison to the general public figures.

It appears to me as a hit on (2007) G.W.Bush Administration IMO to soften the perspective of the tax cheats of the Obama era. The ol’ “Well look at the amount of tax cheats during Bush” sort of crap.


36 posted on 02/19/2009 6:36:55 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: MrB

I like to use this example:

The Government makes it’s money by taxing individuals.
It then pays its employees, say, $100 each.
Then it gets $33 back by taxing their employees, thus losing $67.
What does the government do?
Create more Government Jobs.


37 posted on 02/19/2009 6:38:39 AM PST by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I know I am going to get blasted here, but, after hubby was out of work for 4 months, and looking for work in the private sector and finding nothing, he took a job at a VA hospital ( he does air conditioning and refrig). While I know that the govt sector tends to be bad overall, I am thankful that he has a job in this economy. He has always worked hard, served his country in the the army, and is a disabled vet who now gets to work to help other vets who served. Don’t forget that our military men and women are govt employees, and the govt does employ many former military service workers. They are no less hardworking now than they were when they served in the military.

Thankfully, there are many conservatives in government employ trying do right by the American taxpayer they serve, there are just not enough. Maybe if more conservatives did work for govt, some of these leeches would lose their ability to treat the govt as a welfare job. I know my hubby never forgets for a moment that every hour he is on the clock costs the taxpayers money BECAUSE he is a conservative.

All sectors of employment have good and bad. There are good teachers, good uaw workers, good union employees, as well as bad people in the private sector (corrupt ceo’s, madoff types, bad business owners, and micky d workers who spit in your food)

I am extremely grateful that he has any job in this enviroment, after our business failed, and we have never cheated on our taxes, ever. We have however decided for the first time not to hold back any exemptions and wait for a refund, as they may not be forthcoming. We would rather owe a few dollars and pay by april 15th than hope to get a refund.........


38 posted on 02/19/2009 6:43:10 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: GOPJ
I guess only the “chumps” pay taxes. Most postal workers are dems right? I wonder if any of them pay taxes...

From the article...

......"The agency with the most delinquent employees is the U.S. Postal Service. With more than 747,000 employees, the postal service is the largest employer in the federal government, but with a 4.16 percent delinquency rate, it is a full 1 percent above the average compliance rate this year".........
39 posted on 02/19/2009 6:44:45 AM PST by Girlene
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To: xcamel
The IRS is the only federal agency where an employee can be fired for not paying his taxes.

Unless he's the boss( AKA Secretary of the Treasury ) in which case he's appears to be exempt

40 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:46 AM PST by Timocrat
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The 37,752 active duty military are probably deployed to an active war zone. Or are in the window of their extension.


41 posted on 02/19/2009 6:46:56 AM PST by jprobst
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

42 posted on 02/19/2009 6:47:31 AM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: laxcoach

It is not a violation of the ADA to ask an applicant if he is capable of doing the job he is applying for.

The ADA states the employer gets to choose the accomotation for a disability, not the employee. I hope your employer hires a more effective HR manager.


43 posted on 02/19/2009 6:48:21 AM PST by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: wolfcreek

They do just like practically everyone else. They didn’t file their tax returns, which means they might/probably owe more...or be eligible for a refund.


44 posted on 02/19/2009 6:52:04 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Define "Voluntary".

All 'voluntary' means is that you get to fill out the forms and calculate what you owe by yourself instead of the IRS assessing the tax and seizing your assets.

45 posted on 02/19/2009 6:55:11 AM PST by foxfield
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To: laxcoach

That’s bull crap — Had a girl tell me the same thing once —looked at her employment application & she didn’t disclose conditions that would impede her from doing the job she was hired for. I went to her desk (where she was farting in her sleep) kicked her trash can across the room to wake her up & fired her ass. She had the balls to list me as a reference.


46 posted on 02/19/2009 6:58:50 AM PST by RedhairRedhair (I love my Toyota)
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To: edcoil

Claiming more dependents....

The names and ssn must be on the W2, but NOT on the W4. You can claim as many exemptions as you choose to in order to make your taxes come out closer so you don’t get a big refund at the end. For example, there are physicians who make big bucks, and own farms that lose money. They adjust the automatic deductions.


47 posted on 02/19/2009 6:59:07 AM PST by Help!
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To: Help!

“The IRS is the only federal agency where an employee can be fired for not paying his taxes.”

Will this include Secretary of the Treasury Geithner?


48 posted on 02/19/2009 7:00:09 AM PST by Help!
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The laws in America do not apply to Democrats, anyone in power, or illegal aliens.

You know it. They know you know it ... and laugh, raising your taxes.

49 posted on 02/19/2009 7:04:13 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President,

Mr. Obama didn't pay his taxes?

50 posted on 02/19/2009 7:04:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Song of the day Friday the 13th, February 2009. - The Kinks' Sold Me Out. The American Dream is over)
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