Lars Larson: Federal employees not paying their taxes

You know I’m not crazy about paying my taxes either, but if you’re working for the government you really ought to pay the IRS.

The story is kind of stunning. Hundreds and hundreds of people who work for the federal government simply haven’t paid their taxes. According to Politico, 447 House employees and 231 Senate workers didn’t pay their taxes in 2008.

That’s 2008. We’re going on two years since then and the total amount owed is $10 million. And, now the Democrats have pulled a bill that would have made all those people to either pay their taxes, come to some kind of settlement with the IRS, or lose their job in the government.

If you expect all of us private sector citizens to pay our taxes and support the government, then the very least you can do is to make sure that everyone working in the government, and especially in Congress, has to pay their taxes and pay them somewhat on time.

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