White House staffers owe more than $800,000 in back taxes - POLITICO.com
As President Obama has called for all Americans to pay their fair share in taxes, Investor's Business Daily columnist Andrew Malcolm notes that the White House staff owes a pretty hefty amount of back taxes to Uncle Sam: "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 [Obama] apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share. Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama's White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That's up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration's last year. "
The report is part of an annual IRS review of unpaid taxes by government workers across the executive agencies and Congress — and the White House actually has a much lower tax delinquency rate than many of the agencies and Congress. Still, the report is certainly political fodder as President Obama highlights the need for all Americans to sacrifice for the common good.