100,00 federal employees are tax scofflaws

From abcnews:  

Working for Uncle Sam comes with some great perks, like job stability, posh benefits packages, and in many cases, average salaries that are higher than what the same job pays in the private sector.

 

That's why Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is irked that nearly 100,000 civilian federal employees owe the IRS $962 million in back taxes. He thinks they should pay up or be fired.

More than 3 percent of the 2.8 million federal civilian employees owed the Treasury unpaid federal income taxes in 2008, according to the IRS. If you include retirees and military service members, the numbers go from nearly 100,000 up to 276,000 current or former workers who owe $3 billion in taxes.

 

Now, if I allowed myself to get cynical, I might think that Uncle Barry was doing this to encourage even more people to join his work force. I mean, what a great recruiting tool huh? "Come work for me and I'll let ya slide on that whole ‘tax paying' thing."

 

But that would just be wrong on my part.

 


From abcnews:

 

Working for Uncle Sam comes with some great perks, like job stability, posh benefits packages, and in many cases, average salaries that are higher than what the same job pays in the private sector.

 

That's why Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is irked that nearly 100,000 civilian federal employees owe the IRS $962 million in back taxes. He thinks they should pay up or be fired.

More than 3 percent of the 2.8 million federal civilian employees owed the Treasury unpaid federal income taxes in 2008, according to the IRS. If you include retirees and military service members, the numbers go from nearly 100,000 up to 276,000 current or former workers who owe $3 billion in taxes.

 

Now, if I allowed myself to get cynical, I might think that Uncle Barry was doing this to encourage even more people to join his work force. I mean, what a great recruiting tool huh? "Come work for me and I'll let ya slide on that whole ‘tax paying' thing."

 

But that would just be wrong on my part.

 


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