How come so many of the Obama Cabal don't pay their fair share in taxes?
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes
How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their "fair share" of taxes.
Because how unfair -- indeed, un-American -- it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet's secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.
Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama's White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That's up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration's last year.
Nearly one-third of Obama's aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
The IRS' 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees' tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That's up 3% in the past year.
That scale of delinquency could annoy voters, hard-pressed by their own costs, fears and stubbornly high unemployment despite Joe Biden's many promises.
The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.
The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.
As usual, the Postal Service, with more than 600,000 workers, has the most offenders (25,640), who also owe the most -- almost $270 million. Veterans Affairs has 11,659 workers owing the IRS $151 million while the Energy Department that was so quick to dish out more than $500 million to the Solyndra folks has 322 employees owing $5 million.
The country's chief law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, has 2,069 employees who are nearly $17 million behind in taxes. Like Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently missed them too.
As with ordinary people, the IRS attempts to negotiate back-tax payment plans with all delinquents, whose names cannot be released. But according to current federal law, the only federal employees who can be fired for not paying taxes are IRS workers.
"Mitt didn't pay taxes for years but he's running for president and you support him. Don't be such a hypocrite." Really?? care so show us PROOF on that?? or just repeating the LIES on MSNBC again
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Mitt didn't pay taxes for years but he's running for president and you support him. Don't be such a hypocrite.
- Anonymous8 years ago
And to make it worse, there is a check box on all tax returns asking if they want to let the government keep their refunds. Bill O'Reilly was interviewing Bill Marr once and Bill Marr said (paraphrasing) "I am going to get over $50,000 in refunds, I don't need $50,000 in refunds". Bill O'Reilly asked, " Why don't you just check that little box that lets the government keep your refund?" Bill Marr looked like a deer caught in the headlights. It was funny... There is your answer Libs. There is already an option to let the government keep tax returns. Even your own wealthy don't check that box.
- No nameLv 78 years ago
The liberal mentality says do as I say not as I do...
Those who exempt themselves from the laws they write are dictators not Representatives of "We the people.."
November 6th 2012Source(s): Source(s): Source(s): * * * God Blessed America with Freedom and as part of those Blessed we must keep those Freedoms. USE YOUR VOTE WISELY! To see what others fail to see is BOTH, a curse and a blessing… Telling you what no one else will tell you in the media. The truth will set you free, lies will enslave you… §† FNS †§ TTIV
- ?Lv 58 years ago
Just a word of caution, you spew to much hate and are probably being monitor by big brother. Control yourself.
Anyway, why am I giving advise to someone who doesn't deserve it, racist.
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- RockItLv 78 years ago
98% of Obama doesnt care about fairness. They hate fairness. They want government imposed tyranny in the name of "fairness" which of course is always a lie.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Flip-Flop Romney is part of Obama's cabal?
- Anonymous8 years ago
You never make sense. I was going to say rarely.