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    Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Quote Originally Posted by Washington Post
    By T.W. Farnam
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, September 9, 2010; 6:28 PM

    Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a sliver of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide but one with potential political ramifications for members of Congress.

    The debt among Hill employees has risen at a faster rate than the overall tax debt on the government's books, according to Internal Revenue Service data. It comes at a time when some Republican members are pushing for the firings of government workers who owe the IRS and President Obama has urged a crackdown on delinquent government contractors.

    The IRS information does not identify delinquent taxpayers by name, party affiliation or job title and does not indicate whether members of Congress are among the scofflaws. It shows that 638 employees, or about 4 percent, of the 18,000 Hill workers owe money.

    The average unpaid tax bill is $12,787 among the Senate's delinquent taxpayers and $15,498 among those working in the House. LINK

    And these are the people we vote for and expect to help us ... when they cannot even take care of their own affairs? A total of $1 billion dollars of owed taxes by federal employees nationwide.
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Let's try to act shocked at this, even though it's par for the course within the context of the over all picture of our society.

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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    "The average unpaid tax bill is $12,787 among the Senate's delinquent taxpayers and $15,498 among those working in the House."

    Jeez how much do these people get paid in the first place??
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Timothy Geithner doesn't look so bad now.

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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    the bigwig boss of gm, govt motors, just got 9 mil

    New GM CEO's pay package worth $9 million - Yahoo! News

    capitol hill staffers owe 9.3, per op

    in pelosi's place, 421 are delinquent 6.5 mil

    upstairs in reid's roundhouse, 217 are short another 2.7

    following tax cheat in chief geithner's greedy example, 1200 treasury employees attempted to pocket 7.6 mil

    at labor, where hilda solis' esposo is a known pilferer, 463 employees shortchanged uncle sam by 7.4

    81 folks in the fed filched 1,000,000

    at doj, so busy suing arizona, trying to move ksm to manhattan and prosecuting low levelers at langley, 1971 agents absconded 14.4 mil

    at dhs, where nutty napolitano said the system worked when airplane passengers put out the sparks in mutallab's pants, 4850 scanners scooted off with 37 million dollars

    in sum, fed employees are delinquent for almost 1 bil

    Federal Employees Owe IRS Back Taxes - ABC News

    FORTY ONE OBAMA STAFFERS followed the lucre to the tune of 831k

    meanwhile:

    Federal workers earning double their private counterparts - USATODAY.com

    we're witnessing the chicago-ization of washington, all completely predictable

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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Let's try to act shocked at this, even though it's par for the course within the context of the over all picture of our society.
    I'm really trying to be shocked I swear.
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Let's try to act shocked at this, even though it's par for the course within the context of the over all picture of our society.
    How was that?
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm really trying to be shocked I swear.
    This was me when I got my retroactive State tax bill this year ala prop 66 and 67....



    You can use it if you'd like until you get your own.
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    ...and I get harassed over a supposed missing $150 on state taxes. Christ.
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    Re: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    "The average unpaid tax bill is $12,787 among the Senate's delinquent taxpayers and $15,498 among those working in the House."

    Jeez how much do these people get paid in the first place??
    Here's your answer: Federal workers earning double their private counterparts - USATODAY.com
    Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are the latest available.

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