President Obama likes to lecture all of us about paying our fair share, but apparently he doesn’t hold his staff to such high standards. Andrew Malcolm reports that 40 White House aides owe over $300,000 in back taxes.
Apparently he means, Do as I say, not as my staff does.
A new report from the Internal Revenue Service has just revealed that 40 of Obama’s White House aides owe their employer, the federal government, a total of $333,485 in back taxes.
This is the third straight year that the chief executive of the United States has been unable to get his own staff members to keep up with a citizen’s legal income tax obligations. to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes owed. All this while Obama has made such rhetorical hay about corporations and the wealthy paying their fair share.
In its previous report the annual IRS audit accounting found that 36 of the Democrat’s White House aides owed $833,000 in back taxes. The year before it was 41 Obama staff members owing $830,000. In the past year Obama’s teleprompter has been on automatic pilot with oft-repeated demands that Americans and profitable corporate giants pay their fair share of taxes.
Read the whole thing, as it isn’t just White House staffers who are delinquent on their taxes. In all there are almost 312,000 federal employees and retirees who owe back taxes to the tune of billions of dollars.