October 7
by Ken Reynolds

     The Internal Revenue Service reports that as of the end of 2009 Americans owed more than $100 billion in delinquent federal taxes. The Washington Post points out that 638 employees of the U S Senate and the House of Representatives owed more than nine million of those dollars, and that a member of the House is sponsoring legislation to fire federal workers who are not signed onto a tax payment plan. The Post does not indicate whether the amounts owed include penalties and interest.

     Why do we need a new law to collect over due taxes? Is this another attempt by a member of Congress to make his constituents believe he is working for them?
Read this opinion  as published in Smoke Signals, October 2010

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