Skip to comments.Democrats pull tax cheat bill
Posted on 03/04/2010 3:39:20 PM PST by Nachum
Legislation that would force government and Hill staffers to pay back taxes or lose their jobs was pulled from House committee markup today after Democrats hit the brakes.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that oversees government workers, told POLITICO he was concerned that the legislation would kick workers to the curb before it could be determined if the IRS had erred.
The employee can fight it, but they dont have a job, Lynch said during a committee markup today.
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Wouldn’t the MSM have a field day with this if the GOP had done it.
They protect thier won destroy thier own and eat thier own.
” he was concerned that the legislation would kick workers to the curb before it could be determined if the IRS had erred. “
I think if we replace the word “worker” with “Senator” it would make more sense.
if it is case of innocent til proven guilty then why do people have such an issue here?
We WILL pass it in January of 2011.
Well if they were innocent I’m sure they would be rehired, so what’s the problem?
Gotta agree with him on this one, though the IRS rarely loses.
Geithners’ job is safe
I am so sick of the corruption in Washington! In fact corruption in all states. We are in a spiritual war, more treacherous than a shoioting war! And in a spiriatual war our armour is given us by God. We must cast out the spirit of corruption in all levels of government and condemn it to the firey pit, never to return again in the name of Jesus! And we should not stop until honesty and tradtional ethics prevail!
This is not PAYING taxes not making a mistake on their taxes. Not paying means they do not have any intention of following the law.
Because its apparently a chronic problem on Capitol Hill, thats why.
And some of us believe congress should lead by example.
The Executive is under no obligation to treat you as if you are "innocent". What is imporant to the Executive is "administrative due process".
Hey I have an idea. Let’s investigate, indict, prosecute and imprison the cheats anyway, gee why do we need a “bill” to do the right thing?
On the surface you are right. However, why should this legislation be limited to government (union) workers?
Should it not apply to everyone?
In 2008 alone, 447 House employees and 231 Senate workers didnt pay their taxes, according to figures from the IRS,
So, if the IRS knows who they are, why don’t they take them to tax court? (S)
You don’t get fired for tax issues in the private sector
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