Dems Against Terminating Federal Employees Who Owe Taxes

One would think Dems would want that revenue

(Daily Caller) Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in federal taxes, a House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require the firing of government workers who are “seriously tax delinquent.” (snip)

The Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 requires the termination of employment for tax delinquent federal employees, while also prohibiting the hiring of new federal employees with a substantial amount of delinquent tax debt.

Well, it’s not like there is an agency responsible for dealing with collecting taxes.

Democrats on the committee opposed the bill. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member on the committee, said the legislation “seeks to demonize federal employees rather than ensure their compliance with tax obligations.”

Yeah, he went all whiny bitch. Of course, what the legislation is really meant to do is not go after some low level worker, who will certainly engage the interest of the IRS, but the people who work for Congress, the White House, and are highly paid and in important positions.

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14 Responses to “Dems Against Terminating Federal Employees Who Owe Taxes”

  1. Conservative Beaner says:

    Why not let the IRS do it’s job and arrest these delinquents. It’s hard to do your job when your in the slammer.

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    CB, if they were arrested and forced to do time, they’d still get paid.

    And, how the IRS doesn’t impact their salary is beyond me.

    Fire the bastads. If you can’t live by the same rules that us common folk must live by, or else find ourselves in jail, then they should be fired and arrested. We should hold our gov’t employees to a higher standard. We are paying them by the way.

  3. john says:

    I have a hard time believing anything Daily Caller writes after they promoted.the underage hooker story.about Sen Menendez and never even appologized

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    john, have you heard what the federal investigators found out? If so, please do tell.

  5. kelsonus says:

    “Yeah, he went all whiny bitch.”
    Having that wuss as my rep, I know this to be true

  6. john says:

    The single largest group of these deadbeats is….. the uniformed military they owe 340 million about 1/3 of the total. Civilian employees of the DOD owe another 225 million. Over 50% 0f the 1 billion is owed by either the military or i civilian workers for the military.

    Gee whiz that’s a bit of aq surprise isn’t it?? Because the Daily Caller did.t seem to indicate that the military wasn’t paying their fair share. When I read it I thought it was bureacrats that weren’t paying their taxes, you know the paper pushers.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/federal-employees-owe-103-billion-in-unpaid-taxes/2012/01/20/gIQAv7KKJQ_blog.html
    Teach this story was actually broken 3 months ago by the liberal lame stream press.
    DC is really a poor source of information.
    And Gummie still want to fire them all?
    The absolute WORST are retired military they owe THE MOST

  7. john says:

    The total amount of taxes that is owed to the Federal Government is 450 billion. the non military and civilian DOD employees owe .5billion of that amount. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE !!! fire them all !!!

  8. […] We’re all equal, but some of us are more equal than others. Daily Caller, by way of Mr. Teach at Pirate’s Cove: Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in […]

  9. Hey, John, dumbass, the story isn’t about the Daily Caller. Seriously, are you fucking stupid? It’s actual fucking legislation submitted in Congress. You can find the same story all over. Fuck me, this act of yours can get real old. Really old. And annoying. The story was even over at The Hill. NY Times. Don’t be childish.

  10. gitarcarver says:

    Why am I not surprised that john is taking shots at the men and women who serve in the military?

    The fact of the matter is that the military has always has problems with income taxes as taxes on deployment pay, hazardous duty pay, etc is not the easiest thing to figure out to say nothing of the fact that it is difficult to do taxes while you or a spouse is being fired upon or out on a patrol in a hostile environment. Add to those factors that this admonistration has cut military pay, cut services, and cut contractual benefits, it is no wonder the military has problems with paying taxes.

    The difference, however, is that the men and women of the military will straighten their issues out.

    There is no moral equilivancy between men and women in the military being deliquent in taxes due to circumstances and some Congressional staffer or IRS employee not paying taxes and then saying “OTHER people need to pay their fair share of taxes.”

    The bottom line is that john’s response is one from a typical liberal – it attacks the military (and thosr who serve), supports those in an overblown government no matter what, and never deals with the actual core issue of the original post.

  11. gumball_brains says:

    I for one, believe that the families of those serving in a battlefield, should be exempt from paying taxes.

    However john, you are correct that the Washington Compost showed what you stated, but….

    But on Capitol Hill, 684 employees, or almost 4 percent, of the 18,000 congressional staffers owed taxes in 2010 – a jump of 46 workers from 2009. Four percent of House staffers owed $8.5 million and 3 percent of Senate employees owed $2.1 million, the IRS said.

    At the Executive Office of the President – encompassing 1,800 employees of the West Wing, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Security Council and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, among others – 36 staffers, or 2 percent, owed a $833,970. The amount owed increased by almost $3,000 from the previous year.

    at the Department of Education, where 176 workers owed $4.2 million, and at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where 391 staffers owed $5 million.

    the U.S. Postal Service, 25,640 employees, or 4 percent of the 667,000-strong workforce, owed $269.6 million.

    More than 2,000 employees, or 3 percent, of the Social Security Administration owe $20.1 million in unpaid taxes. Five staffers at the U.S. Tax Court owed a combined $62,508 and another five at the Office of Government Ethics owed $22,160. Fewer than 1 percent of Treasury Department employees, including the IRS, owed $9.3 million, the agency said.

    Just under 2 percent of the 1.8 million federal retirees tracked by the IRS owed $470 million at the end of fiscal 2010.

    Let’s add all that up…
    $8.5 million
    $2.1 million
    $833,970
    $225.7 million
    $39.4 million
    $4.2 million
    $5 million
    $269.6 million
    $20.1 million
    $62,508
    $22,160
    $9.3 million
    $470 million
    That equals = @ $789.7 MILLION

    Compare that to
    $225.7 million – DoD workers
    $39.4 million – DoD civies
    $339 million – current serving uniformed service
    That equals = @ $604.1 MILLION

    But, you’ll find hard pressed to consider workers and DoD civies to be comparable to currently serving servicemembers.. So, let’s move those two groups to the regular federally employed list

    federally employed list = @ $1,054.8 MILLION

    currently serving servicemembers = $339 million

    But then, let’s not forget,
    2.1 million retired military personnel owed $1.6 billion

    So, firing those federal scoughlaws will cut that amount owed by about half. Besides, the DoD needs to end its corruption and get after these vagrants.

    But, let’s see how well the IRS is doing:
    Overall, American taxpayers owed $114.2 billion in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties

    Oh.

    But they damned sure want my measly $500 right now.

  12. gumball_brains says:

    Comment by john
    2013-03-22 09:25:12

    The total amount of taxes that is owed to the Federal Government is 450 billion. the non military and civilian DOD employees owe .5billion of that amount.

    wowow.. you really are inept at math aren’t you?

    And yes, if they are behind on taxes, then start collecting it or fire them. And then collect it.

    No reason we should be paying them our tax dollars that is seized from us, when they are not expected to pay their own taxes.

    When I worked for the Feds, Dept of Interior, I had to sign agreements that should I form or attempt to form a union, or not pay my taxes, I could be fired.

    If the rules are there, then why do we need more legislation? FIRE THEM.

  13. gitarcarver says:

    Anyone with a brain knew john’s math was off Gumball, as he has constantly demonstrated his lack of math, science and reasoning skills.

    But I do applaud the time and effort you took to put his stupidity out there in a more concrete form for all to see.

    Good job.

  14. […] William Teach from The Pirate’s Cove brings us this story; One would think Dems would want that revenue (Daily Caller) Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in federal taxes, a House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require the firing of government workers who are “seriously tax delinquent.” (snip) […]

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