This Washington Post story has a certain European charm that connects nicely with Kevin’s note on federal employee pay:
Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show
Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a sliver of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide but one with potential political ramifications for members of Congress.
A billion dollars starts to resemble real money, so maybe their fine union will ask them to be good citizens and pay up. Or, if they’ve been drinking a few too many espressos, they might just call for a general strike.