Did you hear Obama’s State of the Union (campaign) speech this week? Maybe you did, but I watched the first 5 minutes, and that’s all I could stomach. I turned it off after I heard the first reference to “fair share.” I wondered how long it would take for him to get to those two words, and it sure didn’t take long. Turns out he made half a dozen references to his favorite slogan, no surprise there.
But wait, shouldn’t fairness begin at home? An IRS report just out reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. The Mr. Fair Share-hired-workforce hasn’t paid any taxes, much less their “fair share.”
These Tax Dodger Obama cohorts can’t exactly claim poverty as a reason for not paying their taxes. Reports show that the Obama White House staff includes 457 aides earning more than $37 million last year. That’s up nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year.
More stats for your reading pleasure? One-third of Obama’s aids make more than $100,000 per year, with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200 each. That’s an extremely high wage for anyone, lots of moolah, especially with 20 million Americans unemployed.
And there’s lots more “fair share” to go around. Turns out that the 25,640 U. S. Postal service employees owe nearly $270 million. Employees in the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives owe more than $10 million. Military personnel owe more than $100 million.
The bottom line as reported by the IRS report is postal workers, congressional staffers, military personnel and federal workers, both active and retired, owe $3,420,168,684 in unpaid taxes for 2010. Yes, that’s over $3 billion. This is an increase of more than 3 percent over the previous year.
When Mr. Fair Share continually castigates the “rich” for paying exactly what the current law says they should, he sounds like an uninformed buffoon. He should concentrate on getting his own White House employees and all other federal employees to pay the “fair share” they currently owe. Collecting $3 billion in back taxes would certainly help in improving our budget picture.
Obama talks about wanting more tax breaks for the middle class. Well, I call this one HUGE tax break for federal employees. If you don’t pay your taxes, that’s a tax break. But if the rest of us didn’t pay our taxes we’d be sitting in front of a federal judge, bingo-bango. Turbo Tax Cheat Timothy Geithner should be instructing the IRS to go get ‘em, now! Oh, I forgot. Turbo Timmy is also a tax cheat.
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