Friday, September 10, 2010

Crooks and tax cheats

Andrew Malcolm the editor of the L.A. Times  excellent blog Top of the Ticket has a humdinger of a piece today about 41 Obama White House aides owing close to a billion dollars in back taxes.
Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp.
Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.
They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.
We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class ...
Remember folks this is the same administration who wants to end the Bush tax cuts on us "wealthy folk" and make us all pay our fair share.  How about cleaning out the government swamp and collect taxes from your own before sticking your hand in my pocket for more change, huh?

Read the whole article when you get a chance.

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