Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tax Cheat Confirmed

Tim Geithner, Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, wins confirmation despite his problems of paying his own taxes.

"Three Democrats and one independent voted against Geithner's confirmation, including Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving senator in history."

"Had he not been nominated for treasury secretary, it's doubtful that he would have ever paid these taxes," Byrd said in a statement.

It is now the official policy of the most ethical administration in history that paying your taxes on time and honestly is not a prerequisite to being part of it.

12 Comments:

Blogger steve mcdonald said...

"Had he not been nominated for treasury secretary, it's doubtful that he would have ever paid these taxes," Byrd said in a statement.


That statement sounds awfully familiar, where did I see something like that before?

(Disclaimer - I will submit tax returns shortly to qualify for this conversation)

January 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

medical and mental health records too please.

:)

January 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM 
Blogger johneeo said...

Imagine, the head of the IRS being a tax cheat.
This is so absurd it goes beyond practical debate.
But, liberal democrats see no problem with this.

January 27, 2009 at 3:12 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Neither did ten Republicans. Go figure.

January 27, 2009 at 9:55 PM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...

Baaahb:

Is it or should it now be the policy of the Obama Administration that you don't have to have paid all of you taxes on time in order to qualify for a position in government? Point of fact, you cannot work in the Department of Justice, or be an Assistant US Attorney if you have ever been late with your taxes. Should that standard be eliminated?

Lastly, since there is a lobbying prohibition in this Administration, should that standard also be relaxed for people that Obama likes?

Money question: If you have standards but don't apply those standards across the board, do you really have standards?

Right is right, and wrong is ALWAYS invalid.

C. Scott Shields, Esquire
www.cscottshields.com

January 28, 2009 at 6:15 AM 
Anonymous e said...

So now Bob values the opinion of 10 republicans... It's a start I guess. That reminds me of little kids getting caught doing something wrong by their teacher, "but he did it too!"

You've been quiet Bob. I was dying to hear your views on the Obama war crimes.

January 28, 2009 at 8:07 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

E & Carter - What didn't you understand ? Pay attention this time. I've agreed with you that this was WRONG. You both need to pay closer attention.
As usual, you're getting it backwards. I don't value the opinion of these 10 Republicans. I dont understand how or why they went along with this. I watched the hearings. I think he was full of s**t, when he claimed it was just something he overlooked. I was counting on the two of you, to explain the 10 Republican votes. I'm waiting.

January 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Carter - Broke your promise already. I think you owe me an apology.

January 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

bob, appreciate the honesty on this one. I believe the same thing - a position of this importance should be filled by someone, at the very least, who doesn't have tax skeletons in his or her closet.

It would have made much more sense to ask him to withdraw his nomination - there would have been a few days of flack by the hard right - but long term, the replacement would have been worth it. Now, there's going to be questioning about this guy until he's out.

January 30, 2009 at 10:07 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

e - You've been quiet. I've been dying to hear your explanation for the 10 Republican votes.

Carter? Carter? You still out there?

January 31, 2009 at 10:33 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

assuming the 10 republicans saw the writing on the wall and knew that the appointment wasn't going to get shot down? I don't know, I can't properly explain their decision to approve Geithner, nor can I explain the majority Democrats doing so, either.

Out of interest (and because I'm too lazy to look it up) who voted to confirm geithner from the GOP side?

February 5, 2009 at 9:04 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Steve - I wouldnt do this for just anybody on this blog-
Corker
Cormyn
Crapo
Ensign
Graham
Gregg
Hatch
Shelby
Snowe
Voinovich

February 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM 

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