- Oct 12, 2009
- Reaction score
- New Jersey
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Washington Post said: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.