Hugh Hewitt directs our attention to this report by a Los Angeles Times blogger/reporting, according to which 41 Obama administration officials owe $831,000 in back taxes. That’s more than $20,000 per official — not quite Tim Geithner territory but bad enough.
Nor are things much better on Capitol Hill. There, it has been reported, just 638 workers owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes.
As I understand it, these numbers focus on the leading miscreants and exclude administration officials and congressional staffers who have fully met their tax obligations. But it’s still alarming to think that so many within these two categories have stiffed the government they represent.
And here’s one more. According to the same LA TImes piece, at the Justice Department, our primary federal law enforcement agency, 1,971 employees owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.
It’s no secret that our governing class sees itself as entitled. Even so, I would not have thought that the sense of entitlement extends quite this far.
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