Skip to comments.Rep. Chaffetz proposes firing federal workers who are tax cheats
Posted on 03/03/2010 1:57:19 PM PST by freespirited
If you work for Uncle Sam, but you dont pay him after he pays you, look out for Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R- Utah).
Fire Federal Employees Who Are Not Paying Their Federal Income Taxes. Thats the headline on a news release Chaffetz issued Wednesday, announcing legislation that would terminate federal workers who have a seriously delinquent tax debt. Currently, only IRS staffers can be dismissed if they dont pay their taxes.
Federal employees have an obvious obligation to pay their federal income taxes, said Chaffetz. Because they draw their compensation from the American taxpayers, federal employees owe it to the taxpayers themselves to pay their taxes. If not, they should be fired.
He doesnt say how they might pay that debt after losing their jobs. The legislation also would block the federal hiring of applicants who are seriously behind on their taxes.
Citing IRS data, the Chaffetz release said nearly 100,000 federal civilian employees owed $962 million in unpaid federal income taxes in 2008. With retirees and military personnel included, the numbers come to more than 276,000 people owing $3 billion.
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Yeah, start with Congress. Then move to the Executive.
We could also chop off agencies that have no mission. Like the Department of education that educates no one.
How about firing all congress critters and administration officials that are tax cheats?
Start with Congress. Then the Cabinet.
Stating the obvious.
You can’t do that. It would mean getting rid of half of Congress. Well....maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Just make sure you get all the interest. Especially from Rangle.
How about laying off federal workers who do and who don’t pay their taxes. That would save a lot of money.
Good idea, but Obama would have to look for a new staff.
He doesnt say how they might pay that debt after losing their jobs.
They aren't paying it now so what is difference?
It's easy to go after federal employees who might owe taxes. It's not so easy to go after a crooked mailer who has a couple of attorneys at his beck and call.
I like Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R- Utah).
Yes thank you it was the obvious first choice
Amen~! Fire ‘em all, both civil, elected or appointed. Makes no difference.
This would exclude about half of obozo’s folks wouldn’t it?
Nest they can begin to remove the licenses of lawyers who haven’t paid their student loans.... no wait, lawyers make the laws. That will NEVER happen
& they should lose their pensions.
>Like the Department of Educationwhich educates no one<
No, but it surely Feducations them!
Nice idea, but it will never happen even if it becomes law. The big government employee unions would drag every case through the appeal and legal system for years, all the while the employee is sitting at home collecting full pay and benefits. Next, some lib federal judge would end up ordering the employee reinstated saying that the law violates some imagined right.