House to vote on bill terminating federal workers who don’t pay their taxes

July 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

The House will vote on legislation as early as Tuesday that would require the federal government to terminate workers with “seriously delinquent” tax debts.

The bill, which also would prohibit the government from hiring people who are late on their tax payments, tries to deal with the roughly 100,000 federal workers who are usually behind on their taxes each year.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the bill’s sponsor, has cited IRS data indicating that these workers owed a combined $1 billion in delinquent taxes in 2009, up from roughly $600 million in 2004.

Even with the increased amount, the number of federal employees who are late in their tax payments has remained steady, at about 100,000 each year.

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  1. Irma says:

    Why does there have to be a “bill” (or law) passed to get rid of these tax cheats. If these cheats were in the dreaded private sector, the IRS would have them in jail! What, just because these cheats work for OUR government they’re supposed to be “special” – just kick them out, have them forfeit all benefits they may have accrued, and fine the bastards for the full amount due PLUS interest and collection fees.

    • Donna Casas says:

      Whatever they need to do to make them pay or get terminated works for me!

      • Al Horvath says:

        Re Member In 2010-11 School Teachers Protesting Cuts In Budget In Illinois
        Hollering & Displaying Singes -Red – RAISE My TAXES -RAISE MY TAXES
        So They Can Get Pay Increases {and they got it} Public Employes & Public
        Sector Unions Are CANCER On America & tax payers !
        GOD HELP US & save Us from this Communistic society
        God Help America & it Freedom loving people !

    • Thomas Hill says:

      I totally agree. Why do the government drones have special priviledges anyway!!! I am outraged!!!

  2. unbridled says:

    Soooo, what if the bill fails to pass the house? Do they walk? I can’t stand too much more of this crap!…REALLY!

  3. Magnolia says:


  4. Linda Lowe says:

    Please tell me this includes Congressmen, Senators and Jeffery Imelt.

  5. If an ordinary working person did not pay their taxes they would be called to the IRS office and told they had to be paid. NO BILL WAS NECESSARY FOR JUST AN ORDINARY WORKER. We heard at the begining of this 2008 term all those in Congress that had not paid their taxes, does this cover them also, It definitely should cover them, they are still charged the same as others.

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