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Doesn't anybody pay taxes?

February 4, 2009 - Blaine Hyska
I wish our new president all the best, but geeze, he better get with it before the aura wears off.

If Obama wants to turn political careers into honest professions again, he needs to be more selective.

The Associated Press reported that in 2005 the District of Columbia filed a $946 tax lien on the home of Nancy Killefer, who was nominated by Obama to be the government’s first chief performance officer, for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help. She withdrew her nomination.

It was also learned that Obama’s choice for Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, had to pay $34,000 in overdue income taxes. This is the guy that oversees the IRS. He was eventually confirmed by the Democratic Senate.

Then, former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle had to withdraw his nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary. It seems he had to pay $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest to the IRS.

Like him or not, we all should pray the president does well. His success will mean America is successful.

But doesn’t anybody in Washington pay taxes these days?


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