September 10th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement demanding that Barack Obama identify and fire 41 White House political appointees that have not paid their taxes and owe over $831,000:
"Barack Obama should give these 41 appointees thirty days to pay their taxes or be dismissed. It's outrageous that people who vociferously argue for big government refuse to pay for it. First it was Tom Daschle and Timothy Geithner. And then Charlie Rangel. Clearly, there is an endemic problem amongst government officials who think they are above the people.
"They are not above the law. Obama needs to identify all officials and aides who are delinquent in paying their taxes, and if they refuse to pay up, to fire them. This is a very poor example to be setting."