January 31, 2009

More Tax Aversion from the Tax-and-Spend Left

Justin Katz

I'm sure Tom Daschle had every intention of filing three years of amended tax returns (one for every year since he was bumped from public office, I believe) whether or not he'd been presented with the opportunity of joining the Obama administration:

Thomas A. Daschle recently filed amended tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 reporting $128,203 in additional tax and $11,964 in interest. The adjustments resulted from additional income for consulting services and the use of a car service, and reductions in charitable contribution deductions. Senator Daschle filed the amended returns voluntarily after Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate the senator to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Presidential Transition Team identified the charitable contribution issue and Senator Daschle self-identified the income adjustments.

If not, citizens of the United States of America — even those who support the current president — might have reason to question whether Mr. Daschle possesses the ethical fortitude to hold appointed office.

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The Obama Administration is rapidly coming to resemble Leona Helmsley, i.e., "only the little people pay taxes."

Little wonder they oppose "tax cuts for the rich" - for they're obviously not impacted by higher tax rates!

Posted by: Tom W at January 31, 2009 10:37 PM

Well, at least it was only the incoming director of HHS that wasn't paying his taxes all that time and not the guy heading up the Treasury.

Huh? What? Geithner wasn't paying taxes either before being nominated to the cabinet? Oh. Never mind then.

Posted by: Patrick at February 1, 2009 4:19 PM
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