How To Shrink The Size Of Governmentby Brad Warbiany
It’s very simple… Just require federal employees to follow the law, and they’ll make themselves ineligible for service:
`SUBCHAPTER VIII–INELIGIBILITY OF PERSONS HAVING SERIOUSLY DELINQUENT TAX DEBTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
`Sec. 7381. Ineligibility of persons having seriously delinquent tax debts for Federal employment
`(a) Definition- For purposes of this section–
`(1) the term `seriously delinquent tax debt’ means an outstanding debt under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for which a notice of lien has been filed in public records pursuant to section 6323 of such Code, except that such term does not include–
`(A) a debt that is being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement under section 6159 or section 7122 of such Code; and
`(B) a debt with respect to which a collection due process hearing under section 6330 of such Code, or relief under subsection (a), (b), or (f) of section 6015 of such Code, is requested or pending; and
`(2) the term `Federal employee’ means–
`(A) an employee, as defined by section 2105; and
`(B) an employee of the United States Postal Service or of the Postal Regulatory Commission.
`(b) Ineligibility for Federal Employment- An individual who has a seriously delinquent tax debt shall be ineligible to be appointed, or to continue serving, as a Federal employee.
`(c) Regulations- The Office of Personnel Management shall, for purposes of carrying out this section with respect to the executive branch, prescribe any regulations which the Office considers necessary.’.
(b) Clerical Amendment- The analysis for chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`subchapter viii–ineligibility of persons having seriously delinquent tax debts for federal employment
`7381. Ineligibility of persons having seriously delinquent tax debts for Federal employment.’.
Sounds like it’s time to get some folks with clout to push this. Get Ron Paul on board, get Jeff Flake on board, and get the TEA Party folks on board. I say we make this happen.
Hat Tip: Reason