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41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone
LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT by Qbert

Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp.

Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.

They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class ...

... Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along -- unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly decorated Oval Office.

The Post's T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.

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Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents' names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes. That would cover a lot of special chocolate desserts in the White House Mess.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


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Ah, so this is why the Dems have no problems letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the 'wealthy'...because they don't pay their taxes anyways...
1 posted on 09/10/2010 7:26:59 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Hey, no paychecks for these slugs until they are paid up and current with the tax man.


2 posted on 09/10/2010 7:29:01 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Qbert

I don’t understand this....at my agency you get in trouble if you owe back taxes.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 7:29:20 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Qbert

Over 20K apiece for the bums in the whitehut who owe taxes. That seems like quite a sum. Seemingly, there is a withholding problem there...how about some penalties and interest on top of the money owed, for starters. Next up, who is the employer? Underwithholding by the POS in charge means he has some liability too.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 7:31:00 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Qbert; onyx; STARWISE; Liz; penelopesire; maggief; Helen; LucyT
Ah, so this is why the Dems have no problems letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the 'wealthy'...because they don't pay their taxes anyways...
5 posted on 09/10/2010 7:31:37 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mom4melody
I don’t understand this....at my agency you get in trouble if you owe back taxes.

Which agency might that be?...The Republican National Committee maybe?lol

6 posted on 09/10/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: hoosiermama

Oh wow!


7 posted on 09/10/2010 7:34:25 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I’m sure the press will discuss this with the President at today’s conference...11am.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 7:36:05 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Genoa

“Hey, no paychecks for these slugs until they are paid up and current with the tax man.”

Comrade, you do not understand.
These are important servants of our dear leader.
One does not question the dear leader or his staff.

Perhaps you need a few months off...in a nice reeducation camp.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 7:36:27 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Qbert
What? We're expecting the left to spend THEIR OWN money on their garbage policies? No way! That's what the unwashed tax slaves are for.
So, get over it and get back to work you slackers. Oboma wants more of your money.
10 posted on 09/10/2010 7:36:30 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: hoosiermama

I was just fixing to ping the posse to this too..lol. The WP article says that the republicans tried to pass a bill that fed employees not paying taxes be fired but couldn’t get any dem co-sponsers or support for the bill. Go figure.

They are all robbing us blind! We pay our taxes..WHY CAN’T THEY?


11 posted on 09/10/2010 7:39:09 AM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: hoosiermama

Wasn’t it Leona Helmsley that said that taxes are for “little people”? I must be very little...


12 posted on 09/10/2010 7:39:29 AM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Qbert

My first question is: is their government pay being garnished for back taxes, and if not, why not? (Not to mention the fact that they should be kicked out of their government jobs onto their asses, if their back tax liability has been established as correct).


13 posted on 09/10/2010 7:40:58 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Qbert
I am waiting for the press to ask Obama about this today...

Bwaahahahahahahahahahahah yeah RIGHT!

14 posted on 09/10/2010 7:41:42 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Qbert
This is crazy. The highest paying WH job pays in the mid 100's, I believe, and those are the most senior advisors. My guess is that the average pay for a "White House Aide" is probably somewhere in the $60k-80k range. In 2009, to have a tax liability of $20,268 (the average of the 41 aides), taxable income is $93k. And that is for single filers. Married filers would have taxable income over $100k.

Are they not even withholding?

15 posted on 09/10/2010 7:47:06 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Qbert

Where did Wapo dig? how do they know?

I’m sceptical


16 posted on 09/10/2010 7:47:24 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Qbert

17 posted on 09/10/2010 7:56:02 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Mr. Bird

I want the names.


18 posted on 09/10/2010 7:56:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: ichabod1

Me too.


19 posted on 09/10/2010 7:56:54 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: Qbert

Why doesn’t it come out of their checks? I guarantee you that if any of us owed it they would find a way to collect (plus penalty & interest)!


20 posted on 09/10/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Qbert

21 posted on 09/10/2010 7:59:41 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: hoosiermama
Ah, so this is why the Dems have no problems letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the 'wealthy'...because they don't pay their taxes anyways...

Exactly!

22 posted on 09/10/2010 7:59:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Qbert

Every last one of these losers should be immediately fired, period.

FIRE THEM or we won’t pay..... seems fair to me.


23 posted on 09/10/2010 8:00:20 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: mom4melody

.....and I bet these better than thou government folks are still managing to live high on the hog without a care of ever paying a dime. Pisses me off. My daughter lost her business [economy]....she lost everything.....her house included......she moved in with me so she could at least have a roof over her head and food on the table.....she finally found a job paying minimum wage.....has to claim the highest amount for taxes deducted to pay what she owes [which is fine since she owes], but these double standards .......pisses me off to no end! How many other every day americans are in the same boat as my daughter....


24 posted on 09/10/2010 8:04:29 AM PDT by bohica1
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To: Qbert

silly. taxes are for little people


25 posted on 09/10/2010 8:04:46 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Qbert

In the House of Representatives, 421 people owe a total $6,524,892. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS’ parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814. At the Labor Department, where Secretary Hilda Solis’ husband had some back-tax problems before her confirmation, 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors owe $1,076,733.

Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/irs-federal-workers/index.html


26 posted on 09/10/2010 8:04:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: mom4melody
The solution to this is so simple. The government should simply garner the wages of these people until the employees defrauding the government have paid the money back. Problem solved.
27 posted on 09/10/2010 8:08:18 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Mr. Bird

“This is crazy. The highest paying WH job pays in the mid 100’s, I believe, and those are the most senior advisors. My guess is that the average pay for a “White House Aide” is probably somewhere in the $60k-80k range...”

Well, I’m guessing the stated salary is...is not the ‘real’ salary, if you know what I mean...

But even more to the point, the back taxes might be for positions the aides held before they joined the WH, or other income sources.


28 posted on 09/10/2010 8:08:45 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
I've got a different take on this one. To me, it seems as if these folks were discretely told they don't have to pay their taxes. Then, after time, they become loyal slaves to the powers that be because they are now breaking the law, and if they aren't ideologically pure to the one, they are then held accountable for their tax burden.

In other words, this is how The administration ensures loyalty

29 posted on 09/10/2010 8:10:09 AM PDT by Explodo (Pessimism is simply pattern recognition)
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To: Qbert

Civilian retirees - 40,000 - $ 454,938,448

U.S. Postal Service - 27,807 - $ 283,365,996

Homeland Security - 4,856 - $ 37,012,174

Health and Human Services (Welfare) - 2,841 - $ 37,327,491

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - 155 - $ 2,249,326

Executive Office of the President - 41 - $ 831,055

Justice - 1,971 - $ 14,350,152


30 posted on 09/10/2010 8:11:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mr. Bird; penelopesire; azishot
This is crazy. The highest paying WH job pays in the mid 100's, I believe, and those are the most senior advisers. My guess is that the average pay for a "White House Aide" is probably somewhere in the $60k-80k range. In 2009, to have a tax liability of $20,268 (the average of the 41 aides), taxable income is $93k. And that is for single filers. Married filers would have taxable income over $100k.

Could it be that they are "subsidizing" their WH pay with under the counter cash? What are they selling?

31 posted on 09/10/2010 8:19:01 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kcvl

“...Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.”

I can’t wait for the hearings about all of this to begin after November (...there *will* be hearings, right GOP?)


32 posted on 09/10/2010 8:19:04 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Wait, the LA Times and the Washington Post are reporting NEGATIVELY on Obastard’s White House and their sense of entitlement? This can mean only one thing; Obastard is being thrown under the bus and will NOT be their candidate for the 2012 election.

Get ready for a Hildebeast candidacy.


33 posted on 09/10/2010 8:19:11 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Gabrial

So totally wrong, Gab!

Yes, they should be garnished (including the draconian interest and penalties), but from their new non-government jobs. This is an abuse of their offices, a deed of mistrust and illegal. They should therefore be canned with a total loss of any gov’t pension.

Or we should all just not pay our taxes. If everyone did that, it would overwhelm the system and shut it down. They couldn’t come after everyone. Isn’t that the proper way to deal with this problem, according to our Alinskyite _resident?


34 posted on 09/10/2010 8:22:06 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Qbert; LucyT; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...

Ping..................

The government slugs don’t pay their taxes, giving themselves tax cuts!

The rest of us, peons, get tax raises.

Abu Bama’s inaction, as usual.


35 posted on 09/10/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: melancholy

Is there a single reporter at the live Obami press conference with the nuts or such to ASK THIS QUESTION?


36 posted on 09/10/2010 8:29:36 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Qbert

“former swamp.”

WTF is this?

And it has been drained how????


37 posted on 09/10/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: bohica1

“.....and I bet these better than thou government folks are still managing to live high on the hog without a care of ever paying a dime. Pisses me off. My daughter lost her business [economy]....she lost everything.....her house included......she moved in with me so she could at least have a roof over her head and food on the table.....she finally found a job paying minimum wage.....has to claim the highest amount for taxes deducted to pay what she owes [which is fine since she owes], but these double standards .......pisses me off to no end! How many other every day americans are in the same boat as my daughter....”

What you are saying is what a lot of Americans feel and are experiencing, and unfortunately some of the blue blood establishment Republicans still don’t/don’t want to understand this.

So many in the media want to label every day Americans as ‘extremists’ and ‘wackos’ for being angry about this kind of corruption, in order to try to make people back down...and feel ashamed about their anger; make people question if this anger will lead to supposed violence. Which is absolutely stupid, of course- that’s not how we handle things (and when have every day Americans *ever* done that?)

There *will * be a revolution this November to attack this corruption...at the voting places.


38 posted on 09/10/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: gnickgnack2
Good points both.

I had a thought of putting my taxes this year in a blind trust with instructions to the trust manager only to release the funds to the Federal Government when all 43 Obama aids paid their back taxes in full.

39 posted on 09/10/2010 8:38:46 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Qbert; All
Actually - it is worse. Federal employees already pay $0 in taxes; their taxes are paid by federal taxpayers. Easy way to tell if you're a taxpayer - your reaction should taxes go to 0%. If you are a taxpayer, you are happy to keep your own money; if you are not a taxpayer, you lose your job, your benefit, etc.

What this is saying is that some federal employees are so ungrateful at being supported by taxpayers that they choose to keep even more of the taxpayer's dollars instead of rebating some back to the IRS.

IMHO...YMMV

40 posted on 09/10/2010 8:39:37 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: immadashell

No, the V.A.

We get email and warnings all the time, and employees do get garnished.


41 posted on 09/10/2010 8:43:21 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Qbert
Bingo!

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42 posted on 09/10/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: bt_dooftlook

Excuse me? Federal employees pay zero taxes???

Remind me on 4/15.


43 posted on 09/10/2010 8:46:04 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Qbert
...that former swamp.

IT'S STILL A S W A M P ! ! ! !. . . . .

44 posted on 09/10/2010 8:46:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Qbert

I’m sure they’re being “Treated Like Dogs”


45 posted on 09/10/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: Qbert
There's truly only one accurate label for this administration.

It's a criminal enterprise...

There are 41 tax cheats known to be serving in it.  Some of them are not just aides.  Some of them are actual department heads.

Every Czar is an end run on Congressional oversight.

It's only fair to point out, Congress has been complicit in approving tax cheats.  Congress is complicit in allowing Czars to serve without Congressional vetting.  Congress is complicit in allowing Obama to do serious damage to our economy, our alliances, and our global standing.  He rips us a new one every time he meets another world leader.  And he bows before them frequently.

This IS NOT how our government is supposed to work.

We have a president that refuses to confirm he is a natural born citizen.  His administration is riddled with Tax Cheats.  His advisors are some of the most anti-Capitalist, anti-Republic, anti-American people on planet earth.

What we have here is a rogue government, doing it's best to take down our nation.  It's high time our elected officials recognize this and do something about it.

46 posted on 09/10/2010 8:48:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: mom4melody
All government employees, whether county, city, state or federal, in reality pay no taxes on their government incomes. That is a hard concept for some people to realize, but it's true. They simply do not....................
47 posted on 09/10/2010 8:48:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: AlexW

“One does not question the dear leader or his staff.” He is not near or dear to me. If they are in the Legislative branch of Government and you owe the American people back taxes, then you cannot VOTE until you have paid you debt! I don’t care if you have a D or R or I by your name, pay you damn taxes or resign immediately. All their names should be published, so we know who the real crooks are. Come on November!


48 posted on 09/10/2010 8:51:28 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: mom4melody
Why wait? If you are a federal employee earning $50K, that is $50K that is being paid by private employees' tax withholdings. Any tax "withheld" from the $50K ($10K?) has already been paid by by a private sector employee's withholdings (or is debt to be paid by their children or grandchildren).

If you don't believe me, ask yourself: "where would my salary come from if there were no private taxpayers?" - no private taxpayers = no federal salaries = no federal tax "withholdings"

Again, YMMV

49 posted on 09/10/2010 8:57:47 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: Qbert
If they would get rid of the IRS and the income tax this wouldn't happen.

See tagline.

50 posted on 09/10/2010 8:58:19 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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