The House Oversight Committee today signed off on a bill that would lead to the termination of any federal employee delinquent on federal taxes. With just the right amount of loopholes, the bill hits a conservative sweet spot: perceived abuse by government employees, the new "welfare queens."
The commenters are less excited about a massive loophole in the bill, one that protects perhaps the least popular segment of government. Some federal employees who are exempted under H.R. 249 are the ones who got elected to be there. Members of Congress, including Chaffetz, would not have to live under Chaffetz's proposed rule.