House bill: Fire US workers who are tax deadbeats

5:14 PM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to fire federal workers who are tax deadbeats has passed the House.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, said the legislation is aimed at federal workers who are seriously delinquent in their taxes, not those who are trying to work out their problems with the IRS.

The bill was sent to the Senate Tuesday on a 263-114 vote.

Chaffetz said the bill was needed because there has been little improvement in the past decade.

There were nearly 103,000 U.S. workers who were delinquent in 2004 and only a slight drop to more than 98,000 in 2010.

The Associated Press

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