Skip to comments.36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes
Posted on 01/26/2012 6:08:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes
Posted 08:18 AM ET
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
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.
“How embarrassing this must be for President Obama”
Why would it be embarrassing for obama? Surely, by now, the peasants of the country must know that “fair share” is not meant for the hussein handpicked thugs.
It’s not even ironic. Just venal lawless pigs acting according to their nature.
In their natural environment.
I’ve gotta ask you.
IS THIS FAIR?
I’m betting the questions about this will dominate today’s WH press briefing!
Or, maybe not...
There is nothing wrong or illegal about owing money. Just as long as you file an honest return and declare all your income, then you are in compliance with the law. If you can’t pay right now, the IRS will take the money in installments. Since their interest rate is rather high, it is usually better to borrow the money elsewhere if you can get a better rate.
If you don’t make the payments, then you’re in big trouble. They’re very good at collecting.
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