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You pay their salaries.
All the while they're not even paying their taxes.
A -- IRS report -- federal employees over 100000.
Of them with serious -- cleans.
Yet now congress is fighting back with a new bill that says they will hold these workers accountable.
Texas congressman Blake -- hope baron told member of the house committee on oversight and government reform.
Where the bill advance to last week and he's here to give us an update this morning congressman nice to see you welcome the show.
Good morning guys are so this bill advance and exactly what does this bill attempt to do and do you think it has a chance of passing.
Well I hope it does it basically hold federal employees accountable for paying their taxes you know.
We've got a 100000.
Federal employees though -- over a billion dollars in taxes and we can't even far the worst of the worst deadbeats.
So congressman isn't all here to fire these guys to punish them or really just want to know what their taxes what's the point here.
-- of course that we just don't have any real incentives with federal employees.
To have forced him to pay their taxes this was designed to go after the worst of the worst people who refuse to even work with the IRS.
The IRS -- before you're subject to being fired as the federal employees for not paying taxes you have to have had -- tax lien filed against you.
And you can save yourself from the chopping block just by arranging the IRS to come up with a payment plan.
Were only after the people.
Who are even trying to pay their taxes and that's really.
Annoying to those of us who actually do pay our taxes that we got freeloaders who aren't gonna pay any any thing or even trying to pay anything.
At least five dollars a paycheck what's amazing to me congressman as we talk so often about how federal employees and -- making more than there than their public counterparts -- -- they're making more.
They seem to mean not held accountable by the government which you would think would have more access to their records right.
Fox probably has more access to my records and does another company out there so they probably know more about me they can probably get it right on the computer screen say that Joseph is not paying his taxes.
How does this even happen.
Well there -- a lot of protections for federal employees.
-- -- while the private sector the IRS can Levy your paycheck it's much more difficult to do that under the contracts disease.
Federal employees unions have made with the government and.
Cummings congressman by your colleagues Democrat says he doesn't want to demonize.
These tax delinquents heaven forbid we demonize people to break the law.
Now are we gonna vote on this and he can the Democrats are gonna come on board here or they didn't protect these people that -- paying their fair share.
We have there are some concerns obviously the argument on the other side -- -- if you firearm they're not gonna have a job to pay their taxes at all.
So -- I understand that part of the argument but do you want somebody working in the federal government in sometimes in very sensitive positions.
Are people who have access to personal information about you they don't have the personal responsibility.
Even to pay their own taxes.
That's what's troubling to me we're -- he had bipartisan support or not I think we can.
It's despicable that our tax dollars are paying their salary and they are not paying taxes I mean it's it's an outrage commonly.
Congressman -- at old great having on the show as always thanks for joining us this morning -- -- any time.
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