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Obama’s staff members owe $833,970 in back taxes

27 Aug

Andrew Malcolm over at Investors Business Daily gives us food for thought the next time we hear the president pontificate on the unfairness of the tax rates paid by the most productive among us by pointing out that 37 members of Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes.

 

How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.

Because how unfair — indeed, un-American — it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet’s secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.

Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.

Read the whole piece here

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1 Comment

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in politics

 

One response to “Obama’s staff members owe $833,970 in back taxes

  1. Marietta

    September 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I think that president should really have been looking to make sure his administration did not owe anything. I don’t think it’s fair that his people get to just forget about their back taxes, yet if a “normal person” does we get punished.

     

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