Saturday, March 06, 2010

Update: Deadbeats and Due Process

-- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan

A quick follow-up on my post from yesterday: The TaxProf blog reports that the proposal to fire Congressional staffers for not paying their taxes has been killed (at least for the time being). As I suspected (and wrote in yesterday's post), the supposed deadbeats have not actually been proved to be cheating on their taxes. They have only been accused. Moreover, as the linked article points out, it will be quite easy to collect the unpaid taxes from any federal employees who are found to be in arrears: We know where they work, and we have direct control over their paychecks.