Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Honest Mistakes or Intentional Fraud?

How many tax evaders does it take to create President Obama's cabinet? Apparently, it depends on how many job openings he has.

First, Tim Geithner, the now head of the IRS, had tax evasion problems. He was confirmed anyway. Next, Tom Daschle had tax evasion problems. He's the nominee to be the Health and Human Services Secretary. Here's some additional information on his tax issues: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NzRkMTY2NDYyM2VmMTkzZjk1OWRiOTI0NTM4NDUzNWM=

Now we're being informed that Nancy Killefer has withdrawn her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government (we don't even know what a performance officer does) because of tax evasion problems. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9646DBG0&show_article=1

This just proves our belief that liberals want everyone except them to pay more taxes. Jonah Goldberg shares that same opinion in this article: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg3-2009feb03,0,49616.column


New Townhall.com blogger, Dwayne Horner, recently compiled a stunning list of the tax transgressions by those writing, creating and implementing the nation's tax policy. Here's a sampling.

$34,000: the amount of federal taxes that Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (D) failed to pay during his employment at the International Monetary Fund despite receiving extra compensation and explanatory brochures that described his tax liabilities.

$75,000: the amount of money that the head of the powerful tax-writing committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), was forced to report on his taxes after the discovery that he had not reported income from a Costa Rican rental property. His excuses for the failure started with blaming his wife, then his accountant and finally the fact that he didn't speak Spanish.

$140,000: the amount of back taxes and interest that Cabinet nominee Tom Daschle (D) was forced to cough up after the vetting process revealed significant, unexplained tax liabilities.

$800,000: the amount of "sweetheart" mortgages Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) received from Countrywide Financial, the details for which he has refused to release details despite months of promises to do so.

To see the entire list that Horner compiled of just some of the scandals involving Democrats, click on the link below:

At the end of the list, Horner wrote the following:

"As you see, it's a pattern of corruption by Democrats that mostly goes ignored by the main stream media. We hear from people like Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) say how these men like Daschle and Geithner are "honorable" men who just made a "mistake." Imagine if you and I didn't pay OUR taxes, would we get these same benefit of the doubt Democratic establishment members get?"

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