Federal employees who don’t pay taxes would be fired under bill that passed committee


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Federal employees who don’t pay taxes would be fired under bill that passed committee


2013/03/20

WASHINGTON — Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in federal taxes, a House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require the firing of government workers who are “seriously tax delinquent.”

The legislation, introduced by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, advanced through the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It now has to pass the full House to be implemented into law.

The chance of this passing the full House is moderate to high; of passing the Senate, low to very low; of becoming law, near zero. Had this law been in effect a significant % of current WH staff - the political appointees - would have been ineligible for their positions. How this WH compares with that of G. W. Bush, W. J. Clinton, etc., I’ve not heard.


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Good. Even better if they jailed elected officials who didn’t pay.