Skip to comments.Obama targets "tax cheats" seeking government work
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.
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And what about Tim Geitner?????
is this satire?
The report out recently that showed government employees are Billions behind in taxes should be grounds for employment as well.
Stuck on stupid.
Start with Washington.
Rules are for thee, not me!
[Obama targets “tax cheats” seeking government work]
Why??? Does want to hire more of them?
You listening, Tim?
Well, there goes his cabinet ! And half of Washington !
Start with your own cabinet, Obama-hole!!
or Charlie Rangel or...
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?
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)
Nominees for Treasury Secretary, and Chairmen of House Ways and Means Committees, excluded from the above
I wish he would show the same concern about illegal alien, “immigration cheats,” if you will.
At last count there were close to 100 who hadn’t filed their 2008 returns, but are ‘working’ in the White House.
The chosen one is only concerned about contractors. If you are willing to be baptized into government employment, all sins are forgiven.
This is too funny.
His entire administration would have to resign if the laws applied to them.
“Boy, is he strict!” -Gene Wilder
If you supported Scott Brown, expect a call from the IRS!
“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.
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??
This was not the week to quit smoking!
Scott Brown celebrated with his wife Gail Huff and daughters after defeating
Democrat Martha Coakley in the U.S. Senate race on Tuesday night.
“is this satire?”
I thought I was looking at the Onion when I realized that he isn’t kidding. Can anyone say Hypocrite?
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.
...here's a good place to start.
LOL now that is funny!!
When I read the title line, I had to open this thread, because I couldn’t start laughing.
It is to laugh...
start - stop (old age has set in and Rush is on)
“Therefore, Geitner, Rangel, and all the other Democrat tax cheats should lose their government contracts, too.”
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.
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.
This is a joke, right?
LOL falling out of my chair. Hey bummer, God gave you a chance and you blew it! "CHANGE" your ways.
Our elected “representatives” need to grow some balls, and ask him this question every chance they get.
Have they started on his wife and daughters yet?
Boy they’re slowing down if not.
You. have. got. to. be. kidding. me.
We could probably pay off our debt from the cheats in his administration.
SEEMS I’VE HEARD THERE ARE A FEW TAX CHEATERS IN HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION. WILL HE BEGIN THERE? I DOUBT IT.
Great idea! Now apply the same standard to the members of your administration.
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.
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?
I agree. But I don’t think the job would ever get done.
The Obama Administration to AmeriKKKa, "Do as I say, not as I do, ignorant fools!"
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?