Margaret Thatcher once said, “Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
Washington D.C. wants more and has a few methods of obtaining other people’s money. Here’s a few reasons to share yours.
1. Five days ago, head of the Treasury, Secretary Tim Geithner testified before the Senate Banking Committee, and House Ways and Means. His testimonial made clear that the Government’s economic distress is solely due to China’s stubbornness because it refused to devalue its national currency to meet U.S. administration’s incessant demands for more spending cash.
If we each pay more tax dollars Washington will temporarily not need China. That’ll teach ’em.
2. We can again tax the rich who today, according to Warren Buffet only pay an average of 25% of their income to Big Uncle Sam.
3. You and I, we could do without a few household items like… say, refrigerators, or maybe a washing machine, and give that money to Washington. Look at what we’d save in utility bills.
4. There’s those costly medical bills we want. Who needs a plaster cast for a broken leg when just taping a thrift shop purchased crutch would probably do?
5. Schools teaching the English language? Wasted money. Anybody who saw a kid thumb-text on a cell phone knows how fast they learn to communicate with their peers.
6. And on the school issue, no need for Charter, Magnetic, or Private schools. It isn’t like today’s graduates will be employed as more than a line-worker in some automobile factory or welder on a oil company rig.
7. Oops, the list runs out about here so how can you make a higher income these days and keep it all?
Ah, ha. Easy answer. Join a Union and get a Government job. You’ll instantly become fat with benefits, entitlements, union retention pay guarantee, never get fired, and that once scary tax man the rest of us are forced at gunpoint to serve? It’s become just a Federal Office water-cooler joke.
I guess we should start counting down from here.
10. Federal employees take home twice as much pay as the rest of us who work in the private sector.
8. Timothy Gueither didn’t cheat, he just blew paying his taxes off. When exposed, proclaimed, “I didn’t know I owed them.” Did he get the same treatment as the rest of us? Sure…..
7. Guithner is head of the Treasury. If that doesn’t scare you, some of the biggest tax dodgers – 1971 of them, are members of the Justice Department. 841 working at the F-e-d-e-r-a-l Reserve. Can you spell Federal C-o-r-r-u-p-t-i-o-n?
6. Federal workers owe more than $3 billion in income taxes, so say IRS records.
5. The agency reported that 276,300 current and retired federal employees owed $3,042,200,000 in unpaid taxes. The list includes White House and Congressional staffers and current and former active-duty and reserve members of the military.
Other notable agencies on the list:
4. Executive Office of the President (includes the White House): 50 employees owe $812,917;
3. U.S. Senate: 231 employees owe $2,469,026;
2. U.S. House of Representatives: 447 employees owe $5,809,631;
1. U.S. Tax Court: 3 employees owe $39,752;
This means those of us in the actually working public sector better get a second job to start paying for our next war. There has been one ongoing during my entire lifetime. Active military are the largest evading group counting those who support them, despotic war profiteers.
Among all government departments, the U.S. Postal Service had the greatest number of tax delinquents.
IRS provides updates on tax habits among current and former federal workers. Copies of these lists are sent to reporters upon request. This info is available to everyone on the Internet.