GAO: DOD Paying Billions to Tax Cheats

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense paid billions of dollars in 2002 to more than 27,000 contractors that owed $3 billion in unpaid taxes, according to a draft copy of a General Accounting Office investigation obtained by NBC News.

Full story here.

I know I’m just, you know, a relative nobody, but . . . isn’t the solution obvious???

Either (a) stop giving DoD contracts to tax delinquents or (b) take their back-taxes out of whatever they are owed under the contracts. Duh! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the DoD cared too much . . .

What do you think?