White House Aides Owe $333k In Delinquent Federal Tax

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Always lead by example.

If you were brought up to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, hopefully your parents set a good example by paying their taxes.

Evidently, President Barack Obama’s White House staff didn’t get that kind of upbringing. Forty of his White House aides owe a combined $333,485 in back taxes to the entity that cuts their paychecks – the Federal government – this year.

A story at the Investor’s Business Daily website notes that Congress “required the IRS to make the annual report of all federal employees with an eye toward making up-to-date taxes a condition of government employment.

That idea, you’ll be shocked to learn, has not yet passed Congress.”

The article notes this is the third straight year White House aides haven’t met their Federal tax obligations under President Obama. The total owed by 36 aides last year ended up at more than $800,000; the previous year saw similar delinquency.

No wonder they can’t afford to keep giving White House tours.

Tax delinquency among Federal employees is on the increase in general, with 12 percent delinquent filings (or non-filings) in the most recent annual report. Collectively, delinquent Federal employees owe $3.52 billion in unpaid Federal taxes.

Personal Liberty

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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