Friday, March 27, 2009

Our New Deputy Treasury Secretary

From the DC Examiner:

D.C. Councilman Marion Barry owed the federal government $277,688 in back taxes as of Jan. 8, according to a new court filing from federal prosecutors, who are seeking jail time for the former mayor.

Prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday documented for the first time the amount of taxes that Barry, D-Ward 8, has failed to pay over the course of the past nine years. The IRS is currently garnishing Barry’s paycheck of $1,350 every two weeks, but he still owes more than a quarter million dollars, including penalties and interest.

He can start tomorrow and his philosophy of personal responsibility will fit right in with the present Secretary of the Treasury Geithner. The former Mayor of Washington, DC, just has to get permission from his probation officer to change jobs.

[...] Barry is currently on probation for failing to file from 1999 to 2004. He has failed to file his federal and D.C. returns on time in eight of the last nine years.

Our New Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

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