Friday, September 10, 2010
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Obama White House is awash with tax cheats.
Confirming the widely held view among us regular folks that Washington DC and its population of opportunistic Federal transients who see themselves as a special kind of person, superior to the average Americans who don’t work in the former swamp.
Federal employees across the U.S. owe $1 billion in unpaid taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and 41 of these tax scofflaws work for President Obama with that newly-decorated Oval Office.
You may recall Tom Daschle was once President Obama’s top pick to run Health and Human Services but it turned out the Democratic senator owed $120,000 to the IRS so he dropped out.
Then there was Goldman Sachs and Wall Street darling Timothy Geithner who owed $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he’d be in charge of as secretary of the United States Treasury. Geithner wrote the check to the IRS and he was confirmed by a braindead Congress.
Privacy laws prevent the release of the names of the individual tax delinquent’s names but I can report that by the end of 2009, 41 people inside President Obama’s very own White House circle owed the government they’re allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes.
In the House of Representatives, the body Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised in 2006 would be the “the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history,” 421 people owe a total $6,524,892 to the IRS. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS’s parent department, Treasury, 1,204 employees owe $7,670,814 and at the Labor Dept., 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors owe $1,076,733. Over at Eric Holder’s Justice Department, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in back taxes.
Is this a great nation or what?