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Should they lose their jobs?

Around 100,000 federal employees owe the U.S. roughly $1 billion in back taxes and one Republican lawmaker thinks they should pay up or lose their jobs.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503983_162-20000688-503983.html

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (33)
  • Simply put, yes.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 1:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I'm going to have to agree with that, yes.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 1:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • How would losing their jobs help in any way? They should simply have money taken from their paychecks.
    Merjo

    Answer by Merjo at 1:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Yes. Pay up or lose their jobs.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:40 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • They should have 90 days to pay up or lose their jobs and goto jail. Another example IN FAVOR of a fair tax...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:43 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Merjo did you even read it. It says pay up or lose their jobs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Why is it OK for a federal employee to not pay their taxes, avoid the penalties (jail?), and go blithely on their way, when each and every one of us would be in jail as soon as they could type up the papers??? THIS is what is wrong with the country! And, as grly said, an example of why we need a FAIR TAX!

    Why is there any question about this? Of COURSE, they should pay up, or lose their job AND go to jail!
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 1:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Hell, my ex husband hasn't filed taxes in 10 years. Owns his own business, pays his employees cash under the tabel so that he doesn't have to pay into ss/medicare and has never had a knock on the door from the IRS.

    It won't happen to the fed employees. They will get by with it. Yet it is those of us who are honest and file every year on time that would get the slap in the face if we strayed!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • How can they pay anything if they don't have jobs?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Sounds good. In fact, they can pay their taxes or go to jail for tax evasion. Think of the jobs that would open up!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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