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Obama targets "tax cheats" seeking government work
Reuters ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 01/20/2010 9:02:28 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Wednesday to take measures to prevent companies that are delinquent in paying taxes from obtaining new government contracts.

Obama also instructed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to review the accuracy of companies' reports on their tax obligations to be sure they are truthful.

"We need to be sure that when a company says it's paying taxes, that company is, in fact, paying taxes," Obama said.

The move is the latest in a series of populist-toned events Obama, a Democrat, has emphasized to generate support for his political and legislative agenda, which took a major hit on Tuesday after an upset victory by a Republican for the Senate seat left vacant by the death of liberal Senator Ted Kennedy.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 01/20/2010 9:02:31 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

And what about Tim Geitner?????


2 posted on 01/20/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Cheap_Hessian

is this satire?


3 posted on 01/20/2010 9:03:52 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The report out recently that showed government employees are Billions behind in taxes should be grounds for employment as well.


4 posted on 01/20/2010 9:03:57 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Stuck on stupid.


5 posted on 01/20/2010 9:04:20 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Start with Washington.


6 posted on 01/20/2010 9:04:23 AM PST by AirForceMom (Happy New Year everyone!!)
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To: luckystarmom

Rules are for thee, not me!


7 posted on 01/20/2010 9:04:35 AM PST by notaliberal (Palin supporter)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

[Obama targets “tax cheats” seeking government work]

Why??? Does want to hire more of them?


8 posted on 01/20/2010 9:04:44 AM PST by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: Cheap_Hessian
Assure the slaves that EVERYBODY is out in the field with them.

You listening, Tim?

9 posted on 01/20/2010 9:04:55 AM PST by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Well, there goes his cabinet ! And half of Washington !


10 posted on 01/20/2010 9:05:44 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Start with your own cabinet, Obama-hole!!


11 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: luckystarmom
And what about Tim Geitner?????

or Charlie Rangel or...

12 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:31 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Nothing is too extreme or a lie too big for a progressive communist to say.

They think we are too stupid!

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?


13 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:38 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Maybe he should take a look at his cabinet and his czars first. Being the devout Christian Barry is he should remember John (8:7)


14 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:41 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The morning after ...


15 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Nominees for Treasury Secretary, and Chairmen of House Ways and Means Committees, excluded from the above


16 posted on 01/20/2010 9:06:54 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: Cheap_Hessian

I wish he would show the same concern about illegal alien, “immigration cheats,” if you will.


17 posted on 01/20/2010 9:07:22 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Cheap_Hessian

At last count there were close to 100 who hadn’t filed their 2008 returns, but are ‘working’ in the White House.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 9:07:25 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: luckystarmom

The chosen one is only concerned about contractors. If you are willing to be baptized into government employment, all sins are forgiven.


19 posted on 01/20/2010 9:07:39 AM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Cheap_Hessian

This is too funny.

His entire administration would have to resign if the laws applied to them.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 9:08:34 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

“Boy, is he strict!” -Gene Wilder


21 posted on 01/20/2010 9:09:21 AM PST by RexBeach ("Those are my principles...if you don't like them, I have others." Groucho Marx)
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To: Cheap_Hessian


If you supported Scott Brown, expect a call from the IRS!


22 posted on 01/20/2010 9:10:17 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

“U.S. President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Wednesday to take measures to prevent companies that are delinquent in paying taxes from obtaining new government contracts.”

Therefore, Geitner, Rangel, and all the other Democrat tax cheats should lose their “government contracts”, too.

These people live in a self-induced delusional bubble thinking that we don’t smell the stench of their hypocrisy.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 9:10:29 AM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: IbJensen
At last count there were close to 100 who hadn’t filed their 2008 returns, but are ‘working’ in the White House.

Wouldn't it be nice to have one of the presstitutes make a point of this when 0bama tries to snow the American people with this junk? Sort of a "How 'bout you start at home, Mr. President?" or such??

24 posted on 01/20/2010 9:11:01 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: maggief


This was not the week to quit smoking!


25 posted on 01/20/2010 9:11:28 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler


Scott Brown celebrated with his wife Gail Huff and daughters after defeating
Democrat Martha Coakley in the U.S. Senate race on Tuesday night.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:10 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NMEwithin

“is this satire?”

I thought I was looking at the Onion when I realized that he isn’t kidding. Can anyone say Hypocrite?


27 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:14 AM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: Cheap_Hessian

This has to be the outcome of a suggestion passed along by Massachusetts [shoe-in] Senate candidate Martha (ma Marsha) Coakley a couple weeks ago. It sure smacks of her political acumen.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:22 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

...here's a good place to start.

29 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:22 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Cheap_Hessian

LOL now that is funny!!


30 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:49 AM PST by leenie312
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To: Cheap_Hessian
What a great initiative Mr. Pres__ent! And it MUST be applied retroactively to Geitner and ...

Mr. Ways & Means Tax Law Writing Tax Evader

31 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:49 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

When I read the title line, I had to open this thread, because I couldn’t start laughing.


32 posted on 01/20/2010 9:12:57 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

It is to laugh...


33 posted on 01/20/2010 9:13:16 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 364 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: OrioleFan

start - stop (old age has set in and Rush is on)


34 posted on 01/20/2010 9:14:08 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: Stingray

“Therefore, Geitner, Rangel, and all the other Democrat tax cheats should lose their “government contracts”, too.”

And Daschle

And Solis

And Killefer

And Kirk

ad nauseum


35 posted on 01/20/2010 9:14:18 AM PST by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: Liberty Ship
Everyone is missing the point.

Now that Obummer, the Marxist now posing as a Fascist, no longer has control of the senate and now that the house dims are going to split into two groups, the real dims and the progressives and thereby lose their united power, Obummer, the Marxist now posing as a Fascist, will do a lot of legislation by executive order.

This is a signal that you had better not act like Fox News and some of the other corporations or you are going to get an audit.

One of those big audits that ties the company in knots and costs hundreds of thousands in accounting and legal fees.

Desperate men do desperate things.

So expect more of this.

36 posted on 01/20/2010 9:14:25 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: NMEwithin

It is certainly not satire. It is an attempt to bludgeon companies into paying higher taxes, a stealth tax increase. This idea, together with business tax law changes in the Housse health bill, will increase business taxes. No one understands the tax code. The IRS thinks that the tax code is whatever they say it is. This proposal will give the IRS lots of leverage to disallow valid business tax deductions. The only remedy is tax court. However, the company can be denied federal contracts long before tax court acts.


37 posted on 01/20/2010 9:14:55 AM PST by businessprofessor
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To: Cheap_Hessian

This is a joke, right?


38 posted on 01/20/2010 9:16:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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"We need to be sure that when a company says it's paying taxes, that company is, in fact, paying taxes," Obama said.

LOL falling out of my chair. Hey bummer, God gave you a chance and you blew it! "CHANGE" your ways.

39 posted on 01/20/2010 9:17:19 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: MozarkDawg

Our elected “representatives” need to grow some balls, and ask him this question every chance they get.


40 posted on 01/20/2010 9:18:42 AM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: Cheap_Hessian
"We need to be sure that when a company says it's paying taxes, that company is, in fact, paying taxes," Obama said
41 posted on 01/20/2010 9:19:28 AM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Star Traveler

Have they started on his wife and daughters yet?

Boy they’re slowing down if not.


42 posted on 01/20/2010 9:19:55 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

You. have. got. to. be. kidding. me.

We could probably pay off our debt from the cheats in his administration.


43 posted on 01/20/2010 9:19:59 AM PST by A message
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To: Cheap_Hessian

SEEMS I’VE HEARD THERE ARE A FEW TAX CHEATERS IN HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION. WILL HE BEGIN THERE? I DOUBT IT.


44 posted on 01/20/2010 9:21:02 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
"We need to be sure that when a company says it's paying taxes, that company is, in fact, paying taxes," Obama said

Great idea! Now apply the same standard to the members of your administration.

45 posted on 01/20/2010 9:21:21 AM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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“How ‘bout you start at home, Mr. President?”

Most corrupt administration. Ever. And the people see it. If you are a “friend”, taxes are optional until you get caught. What a sick message to teach young people.

Tax cheat Rangel
Tax cheat Gietner
Tax cheat Daschle
Tax cheat Solis
Tax cheat Killefer
Tax cheat Kirk

should all be in prison.

46 posted on 01/20/2010 9:22:25 AM PST by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Our elected “representatives” need to grow some balls, and ask him this question every chance they get.

I'm not so sure many of them actually want to get into to the taxes paid/evaded issue. At least someone like Garrett ought to be putting the question at the daily presser, get this information ought to the American people. Remember how long it took for us to find out how many people were working at the White House, some with access to very sensitive stuff, but had not had the security clearance performed during Clinton's first term?

47 posted on 01/20/2010 9:28:09 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: AirForceMom

I agree. But I don’t think the job would ever get done.


48 posted on 01/20/2010 9:45:23 AM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: Cheap_Hessian; Slings and Arrows
U.S. President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Wednesday to take measures to prevent companies that are delinquent in paying taxes from obtaining new government contracts.

The Obama Administration to AmeriKKKa, "Do as I say, not as I do, ignorant fools!"

49 posted on 01/20/2010 10:11:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

All of this talk of tax cheats reminds me, how much of Ted Kennedy’s estate was swallowed up by the inheritance tax laws he refused to repeal?


50 posted on 01/20/2010 10:12:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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