Yup, I’m down with that… you would think that they would set a good example. Kinda like cops doing illegal activities. Would that be okay too?
If you owe back taxes, you’re in good company: 311,566 federal workers and retirees do too. In fact, they owe over $3.5 billion. Some work for the IRS. But this Tax Day the House votes whether to fire them under H.R. 249 authored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). It covers all federal employees, except members of Congress of course!
Both Rep. Chaffetz and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) have authored bills to force federal agencies, the U.S. Postal Service and congressional offices to fire employees who aren’t paying. Excepted are employees suffering from family turmoil or working to correct significant financial hardship. Chaffetz’s bill was approved in committee, but Coburn’s still awaits consideration by a Senate panel. See Federal Employees Owe $1.03 billion In Unpaid Taxes.
Yet a group representing Treasury employees notes these workers already face unpaid furlough days. Besides, members of Congress who are delinquent are exempt from the…
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